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Reuben Abel papers

Creator : Abel, Reuben

1927-1995, 2.2 linear ft
These papers document the academic career of Reuben Abel (1911-1997), beginning with his education as an undergraduate student at Columbia College and doctoral philosophy student in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, and continuing throughout his professorship at the university. It includes course notes and syllabi from his academic work, and correspondence and other material documenting his student activities, such as his role as founder and editor of the New School student magazine, 12th Street: A Quarterly, and later his membership in the Alumni Association. Abel's papers reflect his position within the Graduate Faculty, consisting of correspondence with colleagues and deans, appointment letters, faculty minutes, and committee documents; in addition to his role as instructor and advisor to students, consisting of lecture notes, thesis committee work and doctoral exam requirement reviews. Affiliations as a scholar found in his papers include the Conference on Methods in Philosophy and Sciences and the American Society for Aesthetics. Contains one annotated typscript of his work,Man Is the Measure.

American Council for Emigres in the Professions records

Creator : American Council for Emigres in the Professions

1946-1980, 20.9 linear feet
The American Council for Emigres in the Professions was founded in 1945 by Dr. Else Staudinger and Dr. Alvin Johnson. Its purpose was to provide aid, counselling and placement for refugees of the Second World War who had been professionals--doctors, lawyers, engineers, scholars, in their homelands. Material herein consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, and name and subject files.

Emil Antonucci graphic design papers

Creator : Antonucci, Emil

1950-2004, 40 linear ft
Emil Antonucci (1929-2006) was a New York-based artist, graphic artist, book designer, illustrator, publisher, and teacher. This collection contains artwork and design project materials in a variety of mediums pertaining to his freelance design and artistic career. Dating from the 1950s through the 2000s, materials in the collection include original artwork; graphic design proofs and layouts; book and magazine interiors, illustrations, mechanicals, and Antonucci's writings. Included in this collection are items relating to the poetry of Robert Lax, whose poetry Antonucci published on his letterpresses, The Hand Press and Journeyman Press. Finally, a number of audio recordings of Antonucci's sound art and Lax's poetry readings are contained herein.
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Hannah Arendt New School faculty files

Creator : Arendt, Hannah

1963-1975, 1.5 linear ft
Hannah Arendt was University Professor in Philosophy from 1967-1975 in The New School's Graduate Faculty (later, New School for Social Research). These records stem from her work as professor and advisor to students, and her involvement with the Tenure Committee. Student files consist of transcripts, writing samples, resumes, referral requests, grant applications and correspondence, among other documents related to graduate student admissions. Files in locations "nr_2" and "Box 2" are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

Dan Arje papers

Creator : Arje, Dan

1949-1981, 3.4 linear ft
Dan Arje (1923-1993) was a designer and display director for Bonwit Teller. The collection is primarily comprised of albums containing photographs and news clippings about Arje's displays, as well as correspondence regarding his decorating work for the White House during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, including the decoration of the White House Christmas tree. Also present are materials Arje collected about Bonwit Teller and Tiffany's designer Gene Moore.

Jane Bannerman art and design work

Creator : Bannerman, Jane

circa 1927-circa 1990, undated, 2.5 linear ft
Jane Campbell Bannerman studied graphic design and illustration at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now Parsons School of Design), graduating in 1930. She worked for several New York-based firms, including McMillen, Inc., as a graphic and interior designer, and later opened her own textile design and interior decorating business. The collection primarily consists of student work, commercial design work, and travel watercolors, as well as clippings, photographs, and printed materials.
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Constance P. Brown papers

Creator : Brown, Constance

1913-1961, 0.3 linear ft
Constance P. Brown attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) from 1913 until 1917, and worked as secretary to Frank Alvah Parsons sometime in the teens or 1920s. The collection consists of postcards and a letter from Parsons to Brown, faculty announcements, school circulars and lecture advertisements, interior decoration class rolls, clippings from 1913-1934, and correspondence with the Parsons School of Design Alumni Association, 1944 and 1961.

George Calderaro New School Office of Communications records

Creator : Calderaro, George

1995-2005, 15.6 linear feet
These files primarily document what is often referred to as The New School's "founding division" degree and continuing education programs. They were created, received by, or transferred to George Calderaro during his time as director of The New School Communications Office. Some records pre-date Calderaro. This may be because they were transmitted to Calderaro as historical reference materials, or the files were transferred from his predecessor's Nancy Pugliese's office and incorporated into Calderaro's working files. Records include binders of news clippings about The New School's departments and programs, as well as print advertising campaign documentation, and sample publicity materials. Office files, organized topically, include clippings (originals and photocopies); correspondence in the form of letters, memoranda, and printed e-mail messages; and sample printed materials, such as brochures, postcards, press releases, and programs. Files may pertain to general New School-related advertising and publicity materials or those produced to promote a particular event, such as an open house, or a series of events, such as the annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival or a specific program such as the Institute for Retired Professionals or the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Stanley Diamond papers

Creator : Diamond, Stanley, 1922-

circa 1934-1991 (bulk 1961-1988), 11.8 linear fet
Stanley Diamond (1922-1991) was an anthropologist and poet instrumental in establishing the Anthropology Department of the New School for Social Research. He chaired the department for fourteen years, during which time he founded and edited the journal Dialectical Anthropology. These papers document Diamond's writings and research, as well as his role as teacher and administrator at the New School for Social Research and elsewhere, and material related to his participation in conferences and public seminars. Includes drafts of journal articles and presentations, enthnographic research data and notes, teaching materials, and correspondence with colleagues and publishers. Materials span the entirety of Diamond's career, from his doctoral dissertation on the Kingdom of Dahomey to his later interest in the intersection of anthropology and poetry. Some files are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.
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Raymond Driscoll scrapbook and fashion sketches

Creator : Driscoll, Raymond

circa 1942-1961, 1.2 linear ft
With a career that extended from the 1930s to the 1960s, Raymond Driscoll (1915-2004) was perhaps most widely known for his annual best and worst-dressed lists. He also achieved recognition for his costume designs for Mexican film stars. The collection is comprised of Driscoll's scrapbook of photographs, news clippings, invitations, and greeting cards from film stars and politicians documenting his work in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as original fashion sketches.

John Everett records

Creator : Everett, John R.

circa 1947-1982, 22 linear feet
These papers largely consist of John Everett's professional work from his positions at Hollins College, City College and The New School. It includes administrative correspondence, clippings, manuscripts of speeches and writings.

Marietta Gazzaniga musical excerpts scrapook

Creator : Gazzaniga, Marietta

1845-1929, 1 scrapbook
Scrapbook primarily containing autographed scores of popular Italian songs. Also inludes several poems and letters addressed to Gazzaniga, in Italian, French and English, included one by Meyeerbeer. Final leaf contains a 1929 autographed excerpt of a score by Giuseppi Verdi.
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Francis J. Geck papers

Creator : Geck, Francis

1923-2001, 3.5 linear ft
Francis Geck (1900-2005) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1924 and taught interior design at the school's Paris Ateliers until 1927. Following a professional career in his native Detroit, Geck became a professor of Fine Arts at University of Colorado, where he taught for 39 years. The papers contain correspondence with Parsons administrators, including Frank Alvah Parsons, design renderings and student work, publications, and course-related materials.

Leopold Godowsky-David Saperton collection

Creator : Godowsky, Leopold

1900-2000, 2.2 linear feet
This collection consists of music manuscripts of compositions by Leopold Godowsky and David Saperton including proofs. Also found herein are letters and photographs pertaining to these composers. This collection contains scores and ephemera of both David Saperton and Leopold Godowsky. Also included are letters to and from Saperton and his wife detailing his public successes, his work as a recording artist, and the successes of his students. The collection also contains oddities such as a pencil-written, unsigned, unannotated manuscript of Chinese Lullaby from the musical “East is West” by Robert Hood Bowers.

Victor Hammer collection

Creator : Hammer, Victor

1927-1981, 1.4 linear feet
Music manuscripts and books collected by Victor Hammer including a copy of 'Ein Beitrag zur Ornamentik' by Heinrich Schenker (1904), musical sketches and 3 books of lute tablature bound by Victor Hammer, correspondence (1980-81) of Carolyn Reading Hammer with Clifford Wurfel and Robert Lang (of the University of California at Riverside Library), a portrait drawing of Hans Weisse by Victor Hammer and music manuscripts of compositions by Hans Weisse, with dedications to Victor Hammer : Zehn biblische Sprüche (1930) ; Drei geistliche Sprüche (1927; the dedication includes Hammer's wife Rosl) ; No. 1 der Sechs Bagatellen für Klavier (1929) ; Canon für drei Frauenstimmen (1930) ; Fantasie für die Laute (1931) ; Sechs Stücke für die Laute (1931).
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Herbert Sondheim, Inc. fashion business scrapbooks

Creator : Herbert Sondheim, Inc.

1923-1947, 55.1 linear ft
Herbert Sondheim (1895-1966), who taught at Parsons School of Design in 1946, ran a dressmaking business that produced affordable versions of Parisian high-end fashion. The collection includes 19 Herbert Sondheim, Inc. scrapbooks, the bulk of which contain fashion drawings and sketches. Included in some books are sketches depicting the work of Vionnet, Chanel, Molyneux, and other couture houses. The sketches were used by Sondheim designers as templates and inspiration in the early days of a globalized fashion industry. Two scrapbooks are comprised of news clippings, photographs and correspondence from the mid-1940s.

Lea Hoyt papers and design work

Creator : Hoyt, Lea

1933-1998, 1.8 linear ft
Lea Hoyt (1912-1998) received a degree in graphic design from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1933, and went on to a six decade career as a graphic and textile designer. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, design drawings, photographs, and examples of Hoyt's work, represented by napkins and paper plates, among other items.

Alvin Johnson letters to Dannie Heineman

Creator : Johnson, Alvin

1951-1961, 0.1 linear ft
Consists of handwritten and typed letters from Dr. Alvin Johnson, President Emeritus of the New School for Social Research, to philanthropist Dannie N. Heineman and carbon copies of some of Heineman's replies.
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Alvin Saunders Johnson collection

Creator : Johnson, Alvin

1908-1973, 5.4 linear ft
This collection primarily reflects the activities of Alvin Saunders Johnson during his years as director and president emeritus of the New School for Social Research (1946-1971). The files consist of biographical materials, correspondence, subject files, and writings. Because much of Johnson's work as emeritus revolved around fund raising, the correspondence and subject files largely document this activity. Other projects documented here include Johnson's proposal to establish a labor college at the New School (which never came to pass), and launching a Faculty of Retired Professors. The Writings series includes drafts, typescripts, and reprints from University and non-University publications, documenting Johnson's abiding engagement with social issues, in addition to chapter drafts for his autobiography, Pioneer's Progress (published 1952).

Horace M. Kallen research files

Creator : Kallen, Horace Meyer

1900-1977 (bulk 1930s-1960s),
These papers contain drafts, outlines, notes, and manuscripts authored by Horace Meyer Kallen (bulk 1930s-1960s), documenting his career as a founding professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research (1919-1974). His papers also contain writings by others and research material in the form of offprints and printed journals. Many topics center around religion and his work with Jewish organizations, such as the World Jewish Council and Farband-Labor Zionist Order during the 1950s-1960s.

Mark Larrimore faculty records

Creator : Larrimore, Mark J.

1985-2014, 2 linear ft
Collection consists of Eugene Lang College Religious Studies professor Mark Larrimore's teaching and subject files. Student work in the form of publications and posters advertising campus events are heavily represented.
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Joseph Marcella student work

Creator : Marcella, Joseph

1968-1971, 2004, 5.8 linear ft
The collection consists of student work and related records created or received by Joseph Marcella while studying in the Design Correlations Department (now Product Design) of Parsons School of Design between 1968 and 1970. In addition to project files for portable structures, underwater and outerspace habitations, and a one-piece plastic chair, the collection includes photographs, posters, and textual materials documenting the first Earth Day observances at Parsons.

Stefan fashion design papers

Creator : Mason, Stephen Walton Biddle, Jr.

circa 1945-1976, 1 linear ft
Collection mainly consists of publicity photographs, press clippings, fashion show programs, and other materials related to the fashion design career of Stephen Walton Biddle Mason, Jr., known professionally as Stefan, between the mid-1940s and early 1960s.

Lydia Matthews records

Creator : Matthews, Lydia

2003-2012, 2.2 linear feet; 7.11 gb
Lydia Matthews is a curator, writer, professor in the Fine Arts program at Parsons and founding director of the Curatorial Design Research Lab, which spans various university divisions across The New School. This collection contains teaching and administrative materials pertaining to Matthews's involvement with teaching and governance at The New School.
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Clara Mayer papers

Creator : Mayer, Clara W.

circa 1944-1961, 12.5 linear ft
Clara Woolie Mayer (1895-1988) held a long affiliation with the New School, first as a student, then in a fund raising capacity and as a trustee, followed by a succession of administrative roles, including dean of the School of Philosophy and Liberal Arts (1943-1961) and vice president of the New School for Social Research (1950-1961). Dating largely from 1950 to the early 1960s--during Mayer's term as vice president and dean--the collection consists primarily of subject files pertaining to programs, departments, and members of the New School faculty and administration. Of note is Mayer's correspondence, largely related to teaching and lectures, with well-known figures, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Albert Einstein, Berenice Abbott, Alvin Johnson, John Cage and Erich Fromm. Additionally, there is a wealth of material relating to Mayer's contributions to post-war European relief efforts through the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe and Foster Parent Plan. Finally, the collection contains typescript writings by Mayer, including articles, speeches, commencement addresses and translations.

Violet Holsinger Mueller papers

Creator : Mueller, Violet Hubbard Holsinger

1926-2010, 2.3 linear feet
Violet Holsinger Mueller (1907-2003) studied fashion design at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) from 1926 through 1929. She worked as an interior designer for the St. Louis-based department store, Stix, Baer & Fuller for over two decades, and also established her own design consultancy in Belleville, Illinois. Her papers include personal materials, as well as documentation created over the course of her education at Parsons and her professional career. Student work includes a number of assignments demonstrating the principles of Dynamic Symmetry in design education.

Human Relations Center records

Creator : New School

1961-1986 (bulk, 1968-1975), 1.4 linear feet
The Human Relations Center was a long-running program (1951-circa 1986) at the New School organized by women and directed primarily toward the personal, social and career development of women. At the height of its popularity in the 1970s, as many as three thousand students enrolled in more than seventy-five Human Relations Center courses each semester. The collection consists primarily of materials dating from the 1970s, and includes publicity materials regarding courses, seminars and public programs and materials connected to the partnership with the Head Start program, and special training programs.
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New School Adult Division Office of the Dean records

Creator : New School

1959-1986, 20.3 linear ft
These records were created and maintained by the dean's office of what is now the New School for Public Engagement, and formerly known as the Adult Division or, simply the New School. The bulk of the records consists of alphabetically arranged topical files primarily documenting the activities of deans William Birenbaum (served 1961-1964) and Allen Austill (served 1964-1979). Smaller subsets of files document the New School College during the late 1960s and student advising efforts by Herman Eichner and Miriam Fraser Bennee in the 1940s and 1950s. Access is provided to this unprocessed record group, but some files may be restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

New School Associates records

Creator : New School

1943-1988, 16.25 linear ft
The New School Associates was the first fund raising body associated with the New School for Social Research. Comprised of faculty, former students, school administrators and supporters of the school's aims, the Associates sponsored numerous educational and social events and an annual membership drive. These records represent the administration of the Associates from the mid-1940s through the 1970s. Art exhibition records extend into the 1980s. Files belonging to the Executive Secretary of the New School Associates, Edith Jonas Levy, constitute a significant portion of these records.

New School Development and Public Relations Office records

Creator : New School

1926-1967 (bulk 1946-1960), 6.6 linear feet
The collection consists of records originating from the offices of Mary Urban, who coordinated fund raising and public relations efforts at the New School in the 1940s and early 1950s, and that of her successor, Margarete Westmann, director of Development from 1958-1962. Materials include memoranda and correspondence, financial statements, budgets, advertising contracts, donor and prospect records, New School Associates membership records, event planning materials and invitations, fund raising appeals, minutes, reports, promotional materials, and records documenting the work of the Scholarship Committee and the Graduate Faculty Alumni Association. Part of one file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.
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New School for Social Research Office of the Dean records

Creator : New School

circa 1955-2015, 17.5 linear ft
These records originate from the New School for Social Research Dean’s Office and its predecessor school, the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science (in its early years, also referred to as the University in Exile). The records relate to departmental matters, including accreditation, budgeting, curriculum development and faculty affairs. There is correspondence of deans with academic departments within the division, including Anthropology, Economics, Gender Studies, Historical Studies, Master of Arts Liberal Studies (MALS), Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Documentation will also be found for centers and institutes supported by the division, including the Center for Studies of Social Change (CSSC), the Schwartz Center for Eonomic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) and the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS). Routine business between departmental chairs and deans include curriculum development, faculty appointments, fellowships and program accreditation. Records also document events (1990s-2000s); the Speier Professorship (1990s); and controversies over New School president Bob Kerrey's war record (2001-2003). Some files Some files are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

New School Marketing and Communications records (ONGOING)

Creator : New School

1973-2012, 17.9 linear street
This ongoing record group documents the activities of the New School's Communications and External Affairs (CEA) office, one of the university's largest administrative units. It is the successor administrative unit to the New School Publicity Office, and the New School Communications Office, respectively. The bulk of materials here dates from the late 1990s onward, and includes digital photographs, printed publicity samples, posters, and project files consisting of analog and digital records from the Design and Publications Office of CEA. Access is being provided to this partially processed record group. In the absence of a collection guide, please consult with an archivist for further details. Please note that requests for files stored on digital media will require extra time to access.

New School Office of Public Information records

Creator : New School

1962-1979, 1.5 linear feet
These records represent public relations and course promotions activities of various divisions of the New School from the late 1960s and 1970s. Materials include press releases, internal and external reports, correspondence and memoranda, print publicity for courses, and organizational material regarding special programs and events.
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New School Office of the President records

Creator : New School

1945-2008, 95.7 linear feet
The collection contains correspondence, financial records, handwritten notes, proposals, minutes and reports.

New School Office of the University Librarian records

Creator : New School

1963-2012, 6.6 linear feet
This collection consists of reports, administrative documents, correspondence, project files, and memos created by the Office of the University Librarian. Although the title "University Librarian" first appears in a 1984 course catalog, earlier New School catalogs from the mid-1970s reference the position of "Library Director" in the upper-level administration. The affiliation of Parsons School of Design with the New School for Social Research in 1970 and the subsequent relocation of Parsons School of Design to Greenwich Village resulted in two separate libraries, the Adam L. Gimbel Design Library (it was not named the Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library until 1982) and the Raymond E. Fogelman Library, existing at the institution simultaneously. Mannes College of Music would later joined the New School in 1989.

New School Online records

Creator : New School

1992-2008, 4.4 linear feet
The New School Online records document the university's office devoted to developing and supporting online education. The files in this record group cover the second year of its existence as the Distance Instruction for Adult Learning (DIAL) program through 2008. The unit has also been called Distance Learning and is known as Global and Distributed Education as of 2017. Collection is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.
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New School Publicity Office records

Creator : New School

1918-1993 (bulk 1945-1965), 21 linear feet
This collection largely documents the activities of the New School Publicity Office during the 1940s and 1950s, and reflects the range of functions and activities of the department under the leadership of Agnes De Lima, who directed the department for two decades. The collection includes notes and draft materials for the production of press releases, articles in the weekly New School Bulletin, advertisements and course promotion, and related administrative materials. Also includes materials related to the organization of art exhibitions and special events, and transcripts of radio announcements and speeches. The Dramatic Workshop, École Libre des Hautes Études and Graduate Faculty series in this collection are especially rich in describing the work of these important New School programs.

Schools of Public Engagement Executive Dean's Office records

Creator : New School

1976-2014, 17.6
The Schools of Public Engagement was formed in 2011 with the reorganization of the New School for General Studies. As of 2016, the division is comprised of five schools: the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students; the School of Languages; the School of Media Studies; the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy; and the Creative Writing Program. This collection also contains the records of the World Policy Institute from the period it was affiliated with the New School, from 1991-2008. Dating largely from the 1990s until 2014, the SPE records contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, budget and financial material, and faculty and personnel files relating to the administration and governance of the Schools of Public Engagement and their predecessor programs, departments, and schools.

New School Art Center records

Creator : New School Art Center

1956-1975, 6 linear ft
The New School Art Center was established in the fall of 1960 with a donation from the Albert J. List Foundation, and remained in operation until around 1977. Directed throughout its existence by Paul Mocsanyi, the Center's programs reflected the New School's founding commitment to engage provocative subjects, using art to explore contemporary political and social issues. Mocsanyi's files also document the founding of the Collectors Institute, a membership organization for private collectors established in 1973. Materials include exhibition catalogs, artist files, press coverage, posters, fliers and other publicity, administrative correspondence, and photographs, as well as the files of Paul Mocsanyi.
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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 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 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 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.

David C. Levy records

Creator : Parsons School of Design. Office of the Dean

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.

Lesley Cadman records

Creator : Parsons School of Design. Office of the Dean

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 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).

Frank Alvah Parsons correspondence and tribute by James Wilfrid Kerr

Creator : Parsons, Frank Alvah

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.

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

Creator : Pisano, Ronald G.

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).
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Reiner Schürmann papers

Creator : Schürmann, Reiner

1958-1993, 5.2 linear feet
These papers document the work of Reiner Schürmann, from notes and material compiled as a student at Centre d'études du Saulchoir (le Saulchoir), his lectures at the New School and manuscripts of his published writings, as well as correspondence with publishers and colleagues.

Henriette Granville Suhr papers

Creator : Suhr, Henriette Granville

1949-2014 (bulk 1950-1976), 1.1 linear feet
The collection consists of photographic prints, press clippings, promotional materials and some correspondence, primarily documenting Granville's professional career in the 1950s. More than half of the collection consists of photographic prints of Granville's home furnishings showrooms at Bloomingdale's. The collection does not contain Granville's student work from Parsons School of Design or work from her early career at Jeanne Lanvin or Macy's. A small amount of correspondence with friends and colleagues offers only a glimpse into Granville's activities outside of her professional life.

Margaret McKay Tee papers

Creator : Tee, Margaret McKay

1908-1993, 0.1 linear ft
Margaret McKay Tee (1882-1955) came to New York from Cripple Creek, Colorado in 1902 to attend Cooper Union. Frank Alvah Parsons, whom she met at Columbia Teacher's College, later hired Tee as a student instructor at the New York School of Art (soon thereafter renamed the New York School of Fine and Applied Art). After moving back to Colorado, Tee carried on a correspondence with Parsons for many years. Tee's papers include correspondence from Frank Alvah Parsons, photographs of Tee's paintings, and an autobiographical essay in which Tee describes her upbringing in the West, and her experiences as a young art student in New York City.
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Eugene Paul Ullman papers

Creator : Ullman, Eugene Paul

circa 1880-2000, 11.4 linear ft
Eugene Paul Ullman (1877-1953), was an American painter of landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. Ullman studied and later taught with artist William Merritt Chase during the earliest years of the Chase School, predecessor school to what became Parsons School of Design. Ullman then moved from New York to Paris, where he briefly joined James Abbott McNeil Whistler's atelier and began receiving major awards for his work. The collection consists of artwork in the form of sketches and photographs of paintings, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, a scrapbook, and unpublished essay manuscripts. Much of the material is annotated by Ullman's youngest son, Pierre L. Ullman. Also included are files documenting the life of an older son, Paul Ullman, who was killed in France during the Second World War.

Arthur J. Vidich papers

Creator : Vidich, Arthur J.

1940-2005, 16.8 linear ft
Arthur J. Vidich (1922-2006) was a long-term member of the faculty at the New School for Social Research as a professor of Sociology (1960-1991). He published dozens of books, papers, and edited anthologies, notably Small Town in Mass Society: Class, Power, and Religion in a Rural Community (1958). This collection contains material documenting his teaching, writing, public lectures, and other academic and professional activities that spans his entire career, from graduate school at Harvard until his death in 2006. Included are correspondence with colleagues, friends, and presses; manuscript and typescript drafts of his writings; conference and lecture materials; subject files relating to his colleagues and personal life; and items pertaining to his teaching at the New School and other institutions, as well as his role as chair of the New School Sociology Department; photographs; and audio and video recordings of lectures, talks, and courses.

Arthur Waldeck papers related to Heinrich Schenker

Creator : Waldeck, Arthur

circa 1925-1965, 2.2 linear feet
Arthur Waldeck (1899-1965) was an important voice teacher in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. He maintained a studio at Carnegie Hall, and was notoriously systematic in his pedagogical approach. The collection consists of Waldeck's letters to and from renowned music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935), as well as Waldeck's translations into English and heavily annotated versions of Schenker's work.
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Judith B. Walzer chron files

Creator : Walzer, Judith

1985-1986, .4 linear feet
This collection consists of interoffice memos and reports sent and received by New School for Social Research Provost Judith Walzer. Arranged chronologically, the files cover subjects such as hiring, admissions, and various committees.

Frieda Wunderlich papers

Creator : Wunderlich, Frieda, 1884-1965

circa 1912-1960s, 1.9 linear ft
Frieda Wunderlich (b.1884-d.1965) was a member of the University-in-Exile (also known as the Graduate Faculty, later known as the New School for Social Research). A professor, political representative and editor of an anti-Nazi magazine in her native Germany, Wunderlich came to the New School in 1933 and continued her research on social problems, labor markets and resource allocation, while teaching into the 1950s. The collection consists of files and topically-themed notebooks, presumably labeled by Wunderlich, with identifications such as, Welf[are] State War, Coll[ective] Barg[aining]/Labor Law/NLRB [National Labor Relations Board], and Labor in Politics.

Giuseppe Zambonini papers

Creator : Zambonini, Giuseppe

1949-1999, 56 linear ft
Giuseppe Zambonini (1942-1990) was an Italian-born and, for much of his life, New York-based, architect, interior designer, theater director, and teacher. This collection contains project material in a variety of mediums pertaining to Zambonini’s architectural and design career, as well as items related to his tenure as dean of the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), founder and head of the Open Atelier of Design (OAD), and director of the architecture program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dating primarily from the 1960s through the late-1980s, materials in the collection include sketches, drawings, plans, and blueprints of Zambonini’s architecture and interior design projects, as well as photographs of the building sites and finished work. Also included are correspondence, photographs, and printed material related to the institutional functioning and teaching at NYSID and OAD. Zambonini’s work as a theater producer and director in Italy is represented by photographs, scripts, audio, and a variety of posters and programs. Finally, the collection contains a small selection of Zambonini’s writings and lectures.
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Aristide Zolberg papers

Creator : Zolberg, Aristide

1953-2012, 12.6 linear feet
This collection consists of the personal records of political scientist and university professor Aristide Zolberg. Included are manuscript drafts of Zolberg's books, articles, essays and reviews; correspondence; research files; departmental administrative documents; and biographical ephemera.

Vera Zolberg papers

Creator : Zolberg, Vera

1952-2015, 8.2 linear feet
This collection consists of the personal records of sociologist and university professor Vera Zolberg. Included are manuscript drafts of Zolberg's books, articles, essays and reviews; correspondence; research files; departmental administrative documents; and biographical ephemera.
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