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Parsons School of Design

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

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).

Parsons School of Design

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

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.

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Parsons School of Design course catalog collection

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).
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Parsons School of Design course description collection

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.

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Parsons School of Design marketing and promotional materials collection

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.

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Parsons School of Design handbooks and orientation materials collection (pre-2008 accessions)

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.
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Parsons School of Design poster collection (pre-2007)

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 MFA Photography program theses

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.

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Fashion catalog collection

1967-1976, .4 linear feet
This collection contains a small number of menswear, sportswear and department store catalogs spanning the late 1960s into the mid-1970s.
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Parsons School of Design Office of the President records

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.

Parsons School of Design

Parsons School of Design academic departments, programs and schools

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

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Parsons School of Design realia (ONGOING)

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".
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Parsons School of Design syllabi

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

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Parsons School of Design Dean's Office oral history project

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 MFA Design and Technology program theses

2015-2017, 16.38 gb
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 administrative and other offices collection

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).

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Parson School of Design Henry Wolf Lecture Series

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

Fashion Focus Workshop audio recordings

1984-1985, 21 interviews
Offered annually during spring semester throughout the 1980s, the Fashion Focus workshops offered advanced photography students an opportunity to meet and hear from fashion photographers, editors, agents, makeup artists, and hair stylists. The 21 recordings in this collection include lectures from 1984 and 1985. Lecturers include Rebecca Blake, Ann Blevens, Dan Brennan, David Brown, Knut Bry, Christiaan (Christiaan Houtenbos), Antony Clavet, Wendy Goodman, Bethann Hardison, Douglas Hopkins, Lucille Khornak, Klaus Laubmayer, Linda Mason, James Moore, Xavier Moreau, Helmut Newton, Johno du Plessis, David Seidner, Walter Thomas, Albert Watson, and James Wojcik. In addition to the Fashion Focus workshops, Advertising, Fine Art, and Photojournalism workshops were offered. These workshops were primarily targeted at continuing education students, rather than undergraduates, and predate the formation of the Photography master's degree program at Parsons.
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Focus Photography lecture series audio recordings

1982-1985, 38 lectures
The Focus Photography lectures consist of presentations by working photographers at Parsons School of Design, often showing slides while offering anecdotes about their experiences in the field, highlighting techniques employed, personal and professional challenges, and career trajectories. Lecturers include Dmitri Baltermants, Ross Baughman, Harry Benson, Arthur Deresian, Harry Dawson, Dan Dry, John Durniak, Claudio Edinger, David Eitlinger, Charles Gatewood, Leslie Goldman, James Hamilton, Charles Harbutt, Gregory Heisler, Walter Heun, Abigail Heyman, George Holz, Jose Lopez, Mary Ellen Mark, Keith McManus, Susan Meiselas, Michael O'Brien, John Loengard, Sylvia Plachy, Arthur Rothstein, Richard Sandler, Chiang Ning Sheng, Douglas Vann, and Alex Webb. In addition to the lectures by individual photographers, there are several panels, including a panel on Afghanistan led by Jim Sheldon, a street photography panel led by Ben Fernandez (who started the Photography Department at Parsons and founded the Focus series), with Angel Franco and Helinda; and a panel on Roy Stryker held at the International Center for Photography.

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Parsons School of Design Advanced Research Seminar student manifestoes

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.

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Parsons School of Design governance collection

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.
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Parsons School of Design Integrated Design Curriculum student work

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 administrative and other offices collection (pre-2008 accessions)

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 slide collection

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)
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Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design Program

Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses

1987-2017, 6.6 linear feet; 201 theses; 33.1 gb
This collection consists of theses submitted as a requirement of graduation from Parsons School of Design's Lighting Design program. The collection should not be considered comprehensive as many years are missing. Additionally, it is possible that not all theses submitted during a particular year are present in the collection. The two primary time periods covered by the collection are 1992 through 1994 and 2006 through 2017. The disposition of theses submitted in the decade between 1995 and 2005 is unknown.Lighting studies courses have been a part of Parsons School of Design's academic programs since 1970. Parsons School of Design Lighting Institute was introduced in Spring 1984, offering introductory and advanced lighting classes for architectural and design purposes. The program was directed by James Nuckolls. The program was the first of its kind in the world. A certificate was offered until Fall 1990 when the program became a full two-year master's degree with Sy Mayerson as its director under the Architecture Department. Later program directors have included Robert Prouse, JoAnn Lindsey, and Derek Porter. As of 2016, Glenn Shrum directs the four-year Master of Fine Arts program in Lighting Design in the School of Constructed Environments.

Parsons School of Design Photography Department

New School-Parsons Department of Photography Focus Lecture audio recordings

1982-1985, 62 audiocassettes
Organized by Benedict J. Fernandez, chair of the New School-Parsons Department of Photography, the Focus workshops and lecture series began in 1981 and were offered annually in the late spring as a week-long intensive (it may have grown into a longer series in later years). The lecture series ran during the same period as the workshop, offering students from the class and a general audience an opportunity to meet and hear from practitioners in particular photographic genres. In addition to the fashion and photojournalism series represented in this collection, there were also workshops offered in advertising and fine art photography. The Focus series was targeted to continuing education students in both Parsons and The New School Adult Division, rather than matriculated undergraduates. The workshops were cross-listed, appearing in both the Parsons School of Design continuing education course catalogs and the New School Adult Division catalogs. This collection consists of audio recordings of these events.

Parsons School of Design. Alumni Association.

Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records

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.
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Parsons School of Design. Office of the Dean

David C. Levy records

1952-1990, 7 linear ft
David Corcos Levy served as dean of Parsons School of Design from 1970 until 1989. The bulk of these records were generated between 1970 and 1984, after the merger of Parsons and the New School for Social Research, and consist of memos, correspondence, reports, and subject files related to Levy's administrative tenure. Correspondents include a range of New School and Parsons administrators, including New School president John R. Everett; New School dean Allen Austill; Albert Landa; Oscar Kolin, chair of the Helena Rubinstein Foundation and a member of the Parsons Board of Overseers; and Neil Hoffman, dean of the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design. Frequent faculty correspondents include Martica Sawin, Mary Ann Scherr, John Russo, and Irwin Touster. Categories and subjects represented herein include developing and implementing new degree programs; the process of merging academic institutions, including the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles; faculty relations and unionization; accreditation; program and department establishment and design; and fundraising activities. Also found here are materials created by the Parsons Board of Trustees and, after the merger, the New School Board of Overseers.

Parsons School of Design. Office of the Dean

Parsons School of Design Office of the Executive Dean records

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 Dean

Lesley Cadman records

1976-2007 (bulk 1982-2001), 3.3 linear ft
The Lesley Cadman records were created or received by Lesley Cadman during her term as vice dean of Parsons School of Design. Some records pre-date Cadman's arrival at Parsons. Documents from one file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details
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Parsons School of Design. Office of the Dean

Charles S. Olton records

1974-1999, 7 linear ft
Consists of records created and received by Charles S. Olton, dean of Parsons School of Design from 1989 until 1997. Includes subject files on committees, departments and programs, events, individuals, international projects, and general administrative issues. Some files are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

Parsons School of Design. Product Design Dept.

Parsons School of Design Product Design Department records

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 the New School for Design

Laura Johnson collection

1958-1998, 0.4 linear ft
Laura Johnson (died 2002) was a New York City socialite and wife of Saks Fifth Avenue executive F. Raymond Johnson. The collection is primarily comprised of photographic prints and press clippings documenting her extensive wardrobe of couture clothing and active social life between the 1950s and late 1990s.
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Parsons the New School for Design

Radical Shifts: Reshaping the Interior at Parsons (1955-1985) oral history project

2010, 5.2 gb
The oral histories comprising this collection were conducted in the fall and winter of 2010 in preparation for the exhibit, Radical Shifts: Reshaping the Interior at Parsons, 1955-1985, with the goal of recording a range of perspectives on the interior and environmental design departments at Parsons School of Design in the 1960s and 1970s. During this period, Parsons' longstanding and famous interior design program completely transformed, adopting a more experimental and socially engaged program of study in the newly-created Environmental Design Department.

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

Fashion print scrapbook collection

circa 1800-1913, 25.6 linear ft
Consists of 19 scrapbooks containing more than 10,000 prints of fashion illustrations produced between the early 1800s and 1913. The prints primarily depict men's, women's, and children's clothing and accessories, with a small number of images depicting theatrical costumes, architectural and sculptural details, and textile designs. One scrapbook contains swatches of French and Asian textiles. Many of the images were issued originally as portfolio prints, others cut from books and periodicals, such as Graham's Magazine and Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine. The majority of the earlier prints are of French origin.

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

Parsons School of Design Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library records (pre-2011 accessions)

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

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

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.

Parsons the New School for Design. Fashion Design Dept.

Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department audiovisual collection

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 the New School for Design. Fashion Design Dept.

Parsons School of Design School of Fashion records

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 The New School for Design. Illustration Department

Parsons School of Design Illustration Department zine collection

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.

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Frank Alvah Parsons correspondence and tribute by James Wilfrid Kerr

1925-1930, 0.1 linear ft
The collection contains correspondence from Frank Alvah Parsons, president of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design), to alumni James Wilfrid Kerr and Rose Netzorg Kerr, in addition to a short manuscript written by James Wilfrid Kerr upon Parsons' death. The tribute relates Kerr's experiences as a World War One veteran studying art under Parsons' tutelage.

Parsons, Frank Alvah

Frank Alvah Parsons lectures on art and prints of period rooms

1917-1922, 1.8 linear ft
Frank Alvah Parsons (1866-1930) began as an instructor at the New York School of Art in 1904. In 1911 he became director, renaming the school the New York School of Fine and Applied Art to reflect his reorientation of the institution's focus toward the practical design disciplines. The school was later renamed to honor Parsons' leadership. The collection is comprised of published editions of 21 of Parsons' lectures on art, and includes prints of period rooms he used to illustrate his lectures.
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Pellino, Anthony

Anthony Pellino student work

1982-1986, 1.5 linear ft
The collection consists of examples of Anthony Pellino's student art and design work, the bulk of which was completed in 1983, in his first year at Parsons. The notes that appear throughout the collection guide were compiled from notes made by Pellino at the time that he donated his work to the New School Archives.

Pisano, Ronald G.

Ronald G. Pisano project records for the William Merritt Chase catalogue raisonné

1896-2011, 12 linear ft
These records consist of files compiled and produced during the more than thirty years of research and writing that culminated in the publication of the Complete Catalogue of Known and Documented Work by William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), published in four volumes by Yale University Press between 2006 and 2010. The project was begun by Ronald G. Pisano (1948-2000) and completed by D. Frederick Baker and Carolyn Lane after Pisano's death. Files include correspondence with auction houses, museums, galleries, libraries, archives, and individual owners of Chase work; authentication reports; photographs of Chase work; exhibition and auction records; news clippings and articles by and about Chase; and photographs and correspondence from Chase's lifetime (mostly obtained as photocopies from other institutions).

Ponselle, Rosa

Rosa Ponselle collection

1922-1927, .4 linear feet
Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897-May 25, 1981) was an American soprano. She spent the majority of her 21-year career at the Metropolitian Opera. The Rosa Ponselle Collection contains her personal scores from ca. 1922-1927. They are signed, dated, and annotated by Ponselle and others who were using them around that time.
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Porges, Lucie, 1926-

Lucie Porges fashion design papers

1950-2011, 9.1 linear feet
The Lucie Porges fashion design papers include biographical materials, fashion sketches, fashion illustrations and fashion photographs, and teaching records. It is of a primarily professional nature, with little documentation of Porges's personal life. The primary activities documented are Porges's fashion design work for Pauline Trigère and her teaching activities at Parsons School of Design.
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