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Guide to the Margaret Schmid student work, circa 1947

Collection Overview

Kellen Design Archives
Hartelius, Margaret A.
Margaret Schmid student work, 1946-1947
0.1 linear ft: 2 illustrations
Consists of two illustrations completed by Margaret Schmid for an Advertising Design course at Parsons School of Design. She graduated in 1947.

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Biographical note

Margaret Schmid was born in Reading, Michigan. She attended Parsons School of Design in the 1940s and graduated in 1947. She and her husband, Paul Hartelius, Jr., established Briarmead, a commercial illustration studio, through which she served as a freelance illustrator for major publishing companies. Among their joint projects was the design of the Camp Fire Girls handbooks. She later became a prolific author and illustrator of children's books. She died in 2001 at the age of 78.

Source: [obituary]. Journal.Maine.Com. Accessed August 17, 2010 at http://journal.maine.com/Obituaries/by_code.html?code=20010809528600


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Scope and Contents of Collection

The two items in the collection are brightly colored advertisements for CBS records and WABC news. Attached to one of the drawings is a copy of the design problem describing the class assignment: to create an advertising campaign for a broadcasting company.

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Administrative Information

Collection guide written by Bernadette Vitale in 2010; initial processing by Anne Kumer in 2007.

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives August 19, 2010

66 5th Ave./
lobby level/
New York, NY, 10011

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the Kellen Design Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Margaret Schmid Hartelius, 1996.

External Support

The processing of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • Parsons School of Design. Graphic Advertising and Illustration Department.


  • Drawings.
  • Student projects.


  • Advertising layout and typography.
  • Commercial art -- United States -- 20th century.
  • Graphic design -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.

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Collection Inventory

Title Box Folder
Student work, 1946-1947  k_OSxx-1 10

Collection guide Last Updated: 08/30/2012

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