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Guide to the Daniel Lashen student work, 1947-1950

Collection Overview


Kellen Design Archives

Collection Identifier


Creator - Renderer

Lashen, Daniel


Daniel Lashen student work, 1947-1950


1.8 linear ft: 2 oversize boxes


Interior design sketches and detail studies from Daniel Lashen's studies at Parsons School of Design in New York and in Italy. Lashen graduated from Parsons in 1950.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Daniel Lashen student work, KA.0053, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

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Biographical note

Daniel Lashen attended Parsons School of Design (now, Parsons The New School for Design) from 1947 to 1950. He received a certificate in Interior Design in 1950. He went on to study at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, which awarded him a B.A. in 1954.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists entirely of renderings made by Daniel Lashen while he was a student in the Interior Design Department at Parsons between 1947 and 1950. The renderings from Lashen's third year include sketchbooks from his time studying in Italy and Paris.

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Organization and Arrangement

Organized in 4 series:

  1. General, between 1947 and 1950
  2. First year, 1947-1948
  3. Second year, 1948-1949
  4. Third year, 1949-1950

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Administrative Information

Will Edmiston, 2010.

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives - October 5, 2010

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

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Daniel Lashen student work, KA.0053, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Daniel Lashen, 2001.

External Support

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

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Related Materials

Researchers may wish to consult the New School Archive’s additional holdings of student work from the Interior Design Department to gain perspective on interior design education.

The New School Archives holds the student work Sunbeam Randall (KA.0062), a student in the Interior Design department who traveled to Europe in Lashen's class. A travel scrapbook in the Randall collection features a photograph of Randall and Lashen sitting together. Additionally, the papers of Stanley Barrows (KA.0002), one of Lashen's instructors and the leader of his European tour, are held by the New School Archives.


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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • Parsons School of Design. Interior Design Department.


  • Renderings.
  • Sketches.
  • Student projects.


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

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the Daniel Lashen student work, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/KA0053.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. General between 1947 and 1950 

Box Folder
k_9 1
k_9 2
k_OSx-2 3
k_OSxx-3 3

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Series II. First year projects 1947-1948 

Box Folder
First year 
k_9 3
k_OSx-2 4
k_OSxx-3 4

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Series III. Second year projects 1948-1949 

Box Folder
Second year 
k_OSx-2 5
k_OSxx-3 5

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Series IV. Third year 1949-1950 

Box Folder
k_1 10-11
k_OSx-2 6
k_1 12-14
k_OSx-2 6

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Collection Guide Last Updated: 02/28/2017

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