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Guide to the Ina Dell Marvin student work, 1928-1931, 1970s

Collection Overview

Repository
Kellen Design Archives
Creator
Marvin, Ina Dell
Title
Ina Dell Marvin student work, 1928-1931, 1970s
Extent
0.5 linear ft: 1 box
Summary
The collection consists of student work and related documents kept by Ina Dell Marvin (1893-1991) while studying in the Paris Ateliers of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons The New School for Design). Includes class reference materials, clip books, correspondence, diploma, London itinerary, lecture notes, photographs and renderings of furniture, decorative pieces, and interiors.

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Biographical note

Ina Dell Marvin attended the Paris Ateliers of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons The New School for Design) from 1928 to 1931. She received her graduate certificate in Interior Architecture and Decoration in June 1931.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of Ina Dell Marvin's student work, comprised of class reference materials, clip books, correspondence, her diploma, an itinerary for a trip to London, lecture notes, photographs, and renderings of furniture, decorative pieces and interior studies.

The class reference materials include various charts, examples of mouldings and other assignments.

The clip books, comprised of notes, sketches, photographs and clippings, illustrate and explore the decorative trends of the Louis XIV and Louis XV periods. An additional clip book illustrates Marvin's observations pertaining to her studies during a tour of Italy.

Correspondence is comprised of excerpts transcribed from letters written by Marvin during the 1930s and the 1970s that discuss her experiences at the Paris Ateliers.

Lecture notes cover the history and evolution of art and architecture, design, and decoration.

Of particular note in this collection is a photograph of Marvin, as well as a photograph of two Paris Ateliers instructors, John Marsman and Mildred Irby.

Renderings include depictions of furniture and decorative pieces from 1930 and interior studies from 1931.

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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Collection guide written by Will Edmiston in 2010; initial processing by Jillian Cuellar in 2005.

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives September 15, 2010

66 5th Ave./
lobby level/
New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

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 Vivian Wilcox, 1999.

External Support

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

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Related Materials

Researchers may also wish to consult the Kellen Design Archives' additional holdings of student work from the Interior Design Department to gain perspective on interior design education.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • New York School of Fine and Applied Art. Interior Architecture and Decoration Dept.
  • Paris Ateliers. Interior Architecture and Decoration Dept.

Genre(s)

  • Lecture notes.
  • Measured drawings.
  • Renderings.
  • Sketches.
  • Student projects.

Subject(s)

  • Europe -- Description and travel.
  • Interior decoration rendering.
  • Interior decoration -- Study and teaching -- France -- 20th century.
  • Interior decoration -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.

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Collection Inventory

Title Box Folder
Class reference materials, between 1928 and 1931  1 1
Clip books, between 1928 and 1931  1 2-7

Includes Louis XIV and Louis XV clip books as well as a book from an Italian tour undertaken in 1930.

Correspondence, 1931, 1933, 1970s  1 8
Diploma, 1931  k_OSx-1 10
English itinerary, between 1928 and 1931  1 9
Lecture notes, 1930s  1 10-11
Photographs, 1930s  1 12
Title Box Folder
Renderings, 1930-1931  1 13-14
k_4 3
k_OSx-1 11

Collection guide Last Updated: 08/30/2012

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