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Parson School of Design Henry Wolf Lecture Series

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1998, 3 videos
This collection consists of three video recordings of lectures held as part of the Henry Wolf Lecture Series. This series, established in honor of and in conjunction with prominent graphic designer Henry Wolf, focused on all aspects of graphic design. Speakers featured in these recordings, all held in Fall 1998, include Henry Wolf, Ivan Chermayeff, and Milton Glaser. The presentations given were before a large audience at Parsons, and were intended for students, faculty, and possibly the public.

Parsons School of Design academic departments, programs and schools

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1974-2016, 3 linear feet
Collection contains materials created by academic departments of Parsons School of Design.

Parsons School of Design academic departments, programs and schools collection (pre-2009 accessions)

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1914-2009, 26 linear ft
Collection contains materials created by academic departments of Parsons School of Design. In addition to documentation of Parsons' main campus in New York City, Includes materials originating from overseas facilities and affiliate schools, such as Otis Art Institute (California), Paris Ateliers/Parsons Paris, and Altos de Chavon (Dominican Republic).
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Parsons School of Design Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library records (pre-2011 accessions)

Creator : Parsons the New School for Design. Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library.

1957-2009, 9.1 linear feet
The records of the Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library of Parsons The New School for Design consist of administrative files generated by library administrators and school executives. Topics include library collections, facilities, fund raising, instruction, policies and procedures, and staffing, as well as the library's role in school acceditation. While the earliest records document the library's activities in the late 1950s, the bulk of the records dates from the period after Parsons re-located from East 54th Street to 66 Fifth Avenue in 1972. The earliest mention of a library appears in the 1922-1923 New York School of Fine and Applied Art course catalog. In addition to reference books in English and in French, the library also advertised photographic plates and lantern slides for the study of costume and interior design as well as a materials library. Mary E. Herrick, a "trained librarian," appears on the catalog's faculty page as Librarian and Museum Director. In successive decades, the school advertised the library's growing collections of periodicals, rare books, visual materials, and archival collections in the catalog and continued to list library administrators in the rank of school faculty. In 1970, Parsons School of Design became affiliated with the New School for Social Research and in the following years transferred its operations from its East 54th Street location to 66 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village. In 1974, the library moved to its present location on the second floor of 2 West 13th Street, and the previously unnamed library was dedicated as the Adam L. Gimbel Design Library in honor of a gift from the family of the Saks Fifth Avenue executive. In 1982, it was rededicated as the Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library following a fundraising initiative headed by Sophie Gimbel's son Jay Rossbach and Saks executive Helen O'Hagan.

Parsons School of Design administrative and other offices collection

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1998-2009, 7.3 linear feet
This collection consists of administrative records produced by a variety of offices and departments of Parsons School of Design. Included are memos, correspondence, photographs, reports, and printed promotional material, as well as items pertaining to New School building construction. The administrative offices from which material has been collected herein includes Admissions, the Board of Governors, Career Services, Design and Constructio, the Development Office, External Partnerships, Human Resources, and Student Services. For additional related material, researchers should consult the Parsons School of Design administrative and other offices collection (pre-2008 accessions).

Parsons School of Design administrative and other offices collection (pre-2008 accessions)

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1909-2007 (bulk 1973-1999), 17 linear ft
Predominantly comprised of records produced by the Development Office, these papers document fund raising initiatives, special programs, events, and alumni reunion plans. Other offices represented in this group are Admissions, Alumni Relations, Career Services, Public Relations, and Publication Design, Special Events, and Student Council publications. Also includes provisional charter for the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, 1909.
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Parsons School of Design Advanced Research Seminar student manifestoes

Creator : Parsons School of Design

2016 December, 0.8 linear feet
Collection consists of twenty-three student projects created as a final assignment for Professor Esther Choi's "Advanced Reasearch Seminar: Constructed Environments" during the fall 2016 semester. All students were undergraduates enrolled in The New School's Parsons School of Design, primarily in architecture, interior design, and product design programs. The projects take the form of design manifestoes, combining text, images, and different forms of bindings, materials and presentation.

Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records

Creator : Parsons School of Design. Alumni Association.

1920-1970, 16 linear ft
The Parsons School of Design Alumni Association was incorporated in 1952 and continued until Parsons School of Design merged into the New School for Social Research in 1970. Records contain correspondence, financial records, minutes, photographic materials, printed materials, scrapbooks of clippings and subject files. Also includes documents generated by earlier alumni associations that the Alumni Association incorporated into its working files.

Parsons School of Design Centenary oral history project

Creator : New School

1994, 13 audiocassettes
The Parsons School of Design Centenary Oral History Project consists of recorded sound interviews with twelve individuals as well as two audio monologues by the project's manager, Martica Sawin. These interviews, all recorded in 1994, cover the history of different academic departments and design disciplines over the course of the twentieth century as experienced by leading former and then-current instructors and administrators. Recordings are all in English.
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Parsons School of Design course catalog collection

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1896-2012, 9 linear ft
The Parsons course catalogs collection consists of publications from Parsons New School of Design and its affiliate programs, including catalogs for overseas schools, and continuing education and AAS programs. Catalogs include information regarding pedagogy objectives, school policies and admissions requirements, departmental and course descriptions, faculty and administration rosters, facilities, fees, and examples of student work. Materials for the years 1896-1912 consists primarily of photocopies of print advertisements for the Chase School of Art (which became the New York School of Art, then the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, and, later, Parsons School of Design).

Parsons School of Design course description collection

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1984-2006, 1.4 linear ft
Consists of photocopied course description packets produced by the Registrar's Office for classes offered at Parsons School of Design. Packets include information regarding class schedules, instructors, credit hours, degree requirements, and curriculum.

Parsons School of Design Dean's Office oral history project

Creator : Parsons School of Design

2013-2015, 2.75 gb
This collection consists of audio interviews with alumni of Parsons School of Design recorded between 2013 and 2015. Interviewees include James Drake, Nancye Green, Michael Donovan, Marc Jacobs, Dee McDonald-Miller, and Kay Unger. Interviewers include Executive Dean of Parsons Joel Towers and The New School Archives Director Wendy Scheir. The interviews are retained as digital files.
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Parsons School of Design Environmental Design projects taught by Jean McClintock Gardner

Creator : Gardner, Jean (Jean M.)

1972-1974, 11 folders, 1 audio reel
This small record group documents two New York City-based projects taught by Parsons School of Design professor Jean McClintock Gardner in the early 1970s. One project focused on the Southern Boulevard Redemption Area in the Bronx, the other on Union Square in Manhattan. These projects involved original research, collaboration with neighborhood organizations and communities, and urban rehabilitation design proposals by students in the Environmental Design Department (now the School of Constructed Environments). Materials include a grant application, an audio recording, a press kit and publicity records, and student research in the form of data sets, interview summaries, design proposals, drafts and final reports, and maps.

Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department audiovisual collection

Creator : Parsons the New School for Design. Fashion Design Dept.

1963-2003, 41 cassettes
This collection primarily consists of documentary and promotional footage related to the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department's annual benefit and runway show, including the preliminary jury show where designs are selected to be included in the runway show. Also included is a small amount of Fashion Design Department related audiovisual material not directly connected to the annual benefit and fashion show. Originally named the Chase School of Art, Parsons School of Design was founded in 1896 by American Impressionist painter William Merritt Chase with a focus on the fine arts: painting, drawing, and sculpture. Two years after its founding, the school changed its name to the New York School of Art. In 1907, Frank Alvah Parsons became an administrator at the school and made design an important part of the educational mission. He introduced the first full professional departments in interior design, fashion design, and graphic design. To recognize the growth of the design curriculum, the school was renamed the New York School of Fine and Applied Art in 1909. In honor of Mr. Parsons, who was important in steering the school's development and in shaping arts education through his theories about linking art and industry, the institution became Parsons School of Design in 1941. It became a division of the New School for Social Research in 1970. The school offered courses in fashion design, then called "costume design," as early as 1904. Frank Alvah Parsons enlarged upon these courses to create a full professional department in 1907. Over the next four decades, its name was changed several times as follows: Costume or Clothes Design (1918), Costume Design and Costume Illustration (1921), Costume Design (1922), Costume Design and Costume Illustration (1923), Costume Design and Costume Construction (1925), Costume Design and Construction (1927), Costume Design, Construction and Illustration (1928), Costume Design and Illustration (1937). In 1954, the department was divided to form the Fashion Design Department and the Fashion Illustration Department. As of 2016, Parsons School of Design's School of Fashion offers AAS, BFA, and MFA degrees. In the early twentieth century, the school’s fashion curriculum focused on the creation of sketches, which could be sold to manufacturers. Then, in 1915, the students not only sketched but began working with fabric and producing finished garments. In its current incarnation, the School of Fashion places an emphasis on understanding the entirety of the design process from the initial concept to the final product and its marketing. The curriculum seeks to educate students on the fundamentals of good design, as well as to develop essential skills specific to fashion design, such as model drawing and pattern drafting, which are applied to real-life design problems. Students also research the historical purposes and implementations of fashion design, study business practices, and investigate the commercial impact on the profession. In 1919, to supplement the core group of instructors, the department initiated a program to invite stellar designers to critique student work. By 1954, juniors and seniors were working under the close supervision of special visiting critics to design and create garments. The department’s curriculum was revised in 2001, such that the critic mentorship program was confined to the junior year, while seniors worked independently to produce a thesis collection which exhibited their own individual style. Notable fashion designers who have attended, although not necessarily graduated from Parsons School of Design include Gilbert Adrian (1923), Claire McCardell (1928), Donald Brooks (1950), Willi Smith (1969), Donna Karan (1969), Anna Sui (1973), Isaac Mizrahi (1982), Marc Jacobs (1984), Tracy Reese (1984), Mark Badgley (1985), James Mischka (1985), Derek Lam (1990), Narciso Rodriguez (1991), Behnaz Sarafpour (1992), Peter Som (1997), Lazaro Hernandez (2002), and Jack McCollough (2002).

Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department records (pre-2008 accessions)

Creator : Parsons the New School for Design. Fashion Design Dept.

1941-2008, undated, 148 linear ft
Contains the records of the Fashion Design Department of Parsons The New School for Design. Records include course syllabi and descriptions, look books, clippings scrapbooks, student work, and annual fashion benefit planning records, photographs, and programs. A name index for searching Parsons alumni and faculty in the clippings scrapbooks may be found at http://guides.library.newschool.edu/index.
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Parsons School of Design final projects for Time: Frame

Creator : Leopold, Susan

2013, 1.1 linear feet
This collection consists of nineteen volumes of an encyclopedia transformed into individual works of art by students for Susan Leopold's undergraduate Time: Frame class, offered through Parsons School of Design's School of Art, Media and Technology.

Parsons School of Design governance collection

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1912-2003, 1.5 linear ft
Prior to 1970, when Parsons School of Design existed as an independent entity, it was headed by a president and a powerful Board of Trustees. Upon the merger of Parsons with The New School, legal authority transferred to a central Board of Trustees for The New School and the Parsons board became a Board of Overseers. The collection includes minutes and reports from before and after the merger with The New School. Subjects frequently addressed include financial expenditures and development, institutional growth, department curriculum, student achievement, and implementation of new technologies.

Parsons School of Design Graphic Design Department student work

Creator : Gruda, Katarzyna

1996-2010, 10.9
The items in this collection represent work created by students enrolled in Parsons School of Design's Graphic Design program. Screen-printed posters constitute the majority of the collection, with other examples including books, cards, jewel cases for compact disks, plastic mats, and a thematic sculpture series documented in color photographs and one sample. The majority of the work was produced for classes taught by Katarzyna Gruda.
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Parsons School of Design handbooks and orientation materials collection (pre-2008 accessions)

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1968-2007, undated, 3.3 linear ft
Contains handbooks and guides issued by the administration of Parsons School of Design and The New School to familiarize Parsons faculty, students, and students' families with school regulations, policies, and procedures. Also includes materials designed to acquaint students with aspects of living and studying in New York City.

Parsons School of Design Illustration Department zine collection

Creator : Parsons The New School for Design. Illustration Department

1983-2011 (bulk 2000-2011), 3 linear ft
The Parsons School of Design Illustration Department compiled this collection of approximately 175 zines, little magazines, and other illustrated limited run publications.

Parsons School of Design Integrated Design Curriculum student work

Creator : Parsons School of Design

2004-2009, 1.5 linear feet
Collection consists of senior-level student work produced during the first five graduating classes of Parsons School of Design's Integrated Design Curriculum program.
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Parsons School of Design MA Architecture and Design Criticism program theses

Creator : Parsons School of Design. Environmental Design Department.

1987-1995, .8 linear ft.
The Master of the Arts in Liberal Arts: Architecture and Design Criticism graduate program began in 1986 and graduated its last student in 1997. The program was jointly administered by Parsons School of Design, where it fell within the Environmental Design program (now the School of Constructed Environments), and the New School for Social Research’s Graduate Faculty. The collection contains eleven theses written by students who graduated from the program between 1987 and 1995.

Parsons School of Design marketing and promotional materials collection

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1913-2011, 3.2 linear ft
Printed publicity materials including but not limited to circulars, mailers, promotional booklets and pamphlets, and postcards generally advertising Parsons School of Design, or a particular course or program of study not connected to a specific department. Also includes a 16mm film depicting students at Parsons Paris in 1948.

Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses

Creator : Parsons School of Design

2015-2018, 227 theses
This collection consists of text, video, and audio files documenting the theses created by students in the Parsons School of Design MFA in Design and Technology.
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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses

Creator : Parsons School of Design

2015-2017, 42.8 gb; 601 files
This collection consists of the digital versions of the graduate theses created by students in the Parsons Photography MFA program beginning in 2015 and ongoing on a yearly basis. The theses consist of mixed-media digital images, video, and Microsoft PowerPoint files. Also included are Word doc and pdf files containing artist statements.

Parsons School of Design Office of the Executive Dean records

Creator : Parsons School of Design. Office of the Dean

1995-2013, 2.2 linear feet
This collection contains the records of the Office of the Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design. Included are correspondence, memos, reports, clippings and press releases, syllabi and other curriculum and course-related material, and printed promotional material. The material was created throughout the tenure of four Parsons deans, including H. Randolph Swearer 1998-2004), Paul Goldberger (2004-2006), Timothy Marshall (2006-2009), and Joel Towers (2009-2018).

Parsons School of Design Office of the President records

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1952-1970, 14.5 linear feet
Consists of records created and received by Sterling A. Callisen, President of Parsons School of Design from 1959 until 1963, and Francis A. Ruzicka, president of Parsons School of Design from 1963 until his resignation in 1969. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, handwritten notes, proposals, minutes and reports circulated between Presidents Callisen and Ruzicka and the Parsons School of Design Board of Trustees. Prior to Parsons School of Design's affiliation with the New School for Social Research, the school was governed by a president and a powerful board of trustees. Frank Alvah Parsons served as president for many years and was succeeded by William M. Odom in 1930 following Parsons' death. Odom, too, served until his death in 1940, at which time Van Day Truex assumed the school's presidency. Both Odom and Truex were Parsons School of Design alumni. Following Truex as president were Pierre Bedard, Sterling A. Callisen, and Francis A. Ruzicka, none of whom were alumni. Callisen was formerly a trustee and Ruzicka was a faculty member. When Parsons School of Design became a part of the New School for Social Research in early 1970, the role of dean took on greater significance.
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Parsons School of Design oral history program

Creator : New School

1994, 2010-2014, 8.86 gb
This ongoing oral history program documents the lives and work of designers, artists, and others active in the fields of art and design. Interviewees include Parsons alumni, faculty, and professionals without a direct Parsons connection.

Parsons School of Design photograph collection (pre-2008 accessions)

Creator : Parsons School of Design

circa 1920s-2003, 3.2 linear ft
Includes 1,425 photographs, contact sheets and negatives documenting Parsons student and campus life, including exhibitions, award and fashion shows, guest lectures, field trips, and campus construction projects.

Parsons School of Design poster collection (pre-2007)

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1927-2006, 22.3 linear ft
Contains 236 posters created for academic departments and administrative offices of Parsons The New School for Design, including promotional posters for summer sessions and study abroad programs, recruiting by specific departments, and publicity for exhibitions, public programs, and internship fairs. With the exception of a 1927 poster advertising a dance, the series does not contain any material created prior to 1956.
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Parsons School of Design Product Design Department records

Creator : Parsons School of Design. Product Design Dept.

1986-1998, 6.6 linear ft
Produced during Richard Yelle's term as department chair of Product Design (as well as its predecessor names: Clay, Fiber, Metal Design; Clay, Metal, Textile Design; and Clay, Metal, Textile, and Product Design). Includes administrative records, information regarding competitions and exhibitions, student work, course descriptions, evaluations, and curriculum development materials. Also includes examples of Yelle's professional work, and a poster for an exhibition by Constantin Boym.

Parsons School of Design realia (ONGOING)

Creator : Parsons School of Design

2013, 1 item
This ongoing collection consists of Parsons realia, and currently consists of a School of Fashion t-shirt with the inscription "You Never Leave Parsons".

Parsons School of Design School of Fashion records

Creator : Parsons the New School for Design. Fashion Design Dept.

1900-2017, 1 linear feet
This collection contains material pertaining to the Parsons School of Design School of Fashion. Records include photos, collages, posters, publications, publicity material, student work, and dolls. The materials are both analog and on CD/DVD.
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Parsons School of Design slide collection

Creator : Parsons School of Design

circa 1961-1996, 7 linear ft
Consists of thousands of slides (primarily 1970s through the '90s) documenting Parsons student and campus life, including exhibitions, award and fashion shows, guest lectures, field trips, and campus construction projects. Approximately one third of the slides represent the Fashion Design Department-related activities. (Inventory available -- please contact archivist@newschool.edu)

Parsons School of Design syllabi

Creator : Parsons School of Design

2006-2014, 2.78 gb
This collection consists of electronic copies of syllabi from Parsons School of Design.

Parsons Table research files

Creator : New School Archives and Special Collections

1923-2006, 0.4 linear ft
The Parsons Table research files consist primarily of work conducted and assembled by the director and staff of the New School Archives in 2002 to support a Parsons School of Design's Design and Management Department project in which students would construct and market a version of the Parsons Table. Archives staff prepared a questionnaire for alumni to gather information about the origins of the table and its design. Several responses include sketches of the table. While furnishing no conclusive evidence, these files will be useful to researchers investigating the history of the table, its relationship to the school, and the stories that have been told about it.
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Patrick Michael Hughes students' work and teaching records

Creator : Hughes, Patrick

circa 2007-2010, 1 linear ft
Student work and a syllabus from two fashion design courses Patrick Michael Hughes taught at Parsons School of Design between 2007 and 2010. The courses, History, Culture, Society and Themes in Men's Fashion are repesented through notebooks, drawings, and papers. Additionally, the collection includes an independent study project based on the men's suit and a project created in a class taught by Hughes's colleague, Lisa SantaAndrea.

Peter Pindar Stearns music manuscripts

Creator : Stearns, Peter Pindar

1948-2013, 6 linear feet
This collection consists primarily of manuscripts of Stearns's scores from the length of his career from the 1950s to the 2000s. These scores reflect his musical development from his early career in New York City up to his residence in Vermont at the end of his life. Stearns wrote music in a wide variety of genres, including string quartets, sonatas, sonatinas, symphonies, cantatas, and song cycles. These works are both secular and, in his later life, religious and Christian. The material herein includes early notes on and drafts of scores; manuscript versions with holograph corrections; and the published versions. Finally, this collection contains a small amount of correspondence related to publishing as well as a scrapbook of press clippings and ephemera, including programs of performances.

Portrait of Sophie Gimbel

Creator : Bouché, René

circa 1961, 0.1 linear ft
Fashion illustration by René Robert Bouché depicting American fashion designer Sophie Gimbel. The illustration appeared in the April 15, 1961 issue of American Vogue with the caption, "Sophie's sari tactics for short evenings." Signed "RRB" in upper right-hand corner. Prior to the 2014 closure of the Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library, a framed reproduction of this illustration hung on a column at the entrance to Parsons School of Design's library in 2 West 13th Street.
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