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Guide to the Lesley Cadman records, 1976-2007

Collection Overview

Repository

Parsons Institutional Collections

Collection Identifier

PC.01.06.01

Creator

Cadman, Lesley A.

Creator

Parsons School of Design. Office of the Dean.

Creator

Parsons the New School for Design.

Title

Lesley Cadman records, 1976-2007, (Bulk, 1982-2001)

Extent

3.3 linear ft: 3 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Lesley Cadman records, PC.01.06.01, box __, folder __, The New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Biographical note

Lesley Cadman was employed as a senior administrator at Parsons School of Design from 1981 until 2007. Dean H. Randolph Swearer appointed Cadman vice dean of Parsons School of Design in 1998. In addition to her role as vice dean, she also acted as chief operating officer and director of Parsons Paris. Her years of service span the terms of five Parsons' deans: David C. Levy (1970-1989), Charles S. Olton (1989-1997), H. Randolph Swearer (1998-2003), Paul Goldberger (2004-2006), and Tim Marshall (2006-2009).

Prior to joining Parsons, Cadman held the position of director of the Lake Placid School of Art in Lake Placid, New York. She graduated from Middlebury College. Following Cadman's years of service at Parsons, she became director of Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York City.

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Scope and Content of Collection

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.

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Organization and Arrangement

Organized in one series. Files are arranged alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Parsons Institutional Collections - April 5, 2017

66 5th Avenue
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New York, New York
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Lesley Cadman records, PC.01.06.01, box __, folder __, The New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Revision Description

 Revised to indicate restricted documents in a file. January 3, 2018

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Files containing student records are restricted for 120 years after person's known or estimated birth (or group of persons, like a class). 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

Records received in 2006 in two documented accessions, the first directly from Lesley Cadman, covering the period 1987-2001, and the second from the Parsons School of Design Office of Alumni Relations, covering the period 1976-1989. A third accession of records dating from 2001-2007 may have been transferred to the archives at a later date--It is presently unknown when this occurred.

Processing Information note

These records were formerly included as part of a larger record group of Parsons School of Design deans' and presidents' office records. In 2015, New School Archives staff separated the larger group into discrete groups named for individual administrators.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (U.S.).

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records.
  • Correspondence.
  • Memorandums.
  • Minutes.
  • Reports.

Subject(s)

  • Art schools -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • College administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • Fund raising.
  • Universities and colleges -- Accreditation.
  • Universities and colleges -- Administration.
  • Universities and colleges -- Curricula.
  • Universities and colleges -- Departments.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
General, 1977-2001 
1 1
AAS Articulation Project, after 1986-1988, 2000 
1 3
AAS Attrition Project Cohort Study 8209, 1981-1987 
1 4
Academic Affairs Committee, circa 1982-1989 
1 5
Academic department, circa 2000 
1 6
Accreditation, 1981-1986 
1 2
Admissions Office, 1982-1989 
1 7
Advisors handbook, 1972, 1985 
1 8
Affiliate schools, after 1994 
1 9
Affirmative Action, 1987, 1993 
1 10
Alumni Affairs, 1983-1985, 2000-2002 
1 11
Alumni Relations report, 1995 
1 12
Archetype Associates, 2000 
1 13
Archiving, after 1998-2007 
1 14
Art education presentation and proposal, 1982-1996 
1 15
Art Education Scholar, 1995-1996 
1 16
Attrition and retention, 1980s 
1 17
Art History concentration, 1989 
1 18
BFA program, 1985 
1 19
Board of Governors, 1992-2002 
1 20
Business Administration program, 1980-1990s 
1 21
Campaign for Parsons School of Design, 1981-1990 
1 22
Campus security, 1980 
1 23
CDS International, Inc. (UNIDO), 1989 
1 24
Center for New Design, 2000-2001 
1 25
Class profile, fall, 1981-1984 
1 26
Commencement, 1989-1990 
1 27
Commission on Higher Education correspondence, 1982-1988 
1 28
Committee on Academic Affairs, 2000-2001 
1 29
Committee on Academic Progress, 1980-1988 
1 30
Committee on Freedom of Expression, 1986 
1 31
Computing, 1997-2001 
1 32
Correspondence, 1982-1998 
1 33
Crosscurrents/Design for Social Change, 1999-2001 
1 34
Current semester interdepartmental electives, 1989 
1 35
Departments 1980-2007 
American Decorative Arts Theory (MA), 1981-1994 
1 36
Architecture (BFA), 1997-1998 
1 37
Architecture (MFA), 1990-1996 
1 38
Art Education, 1985, 1998-2004 
1 39
Art History, 1982-1984 
1 40
Clay, Metal, Fiber, 1981-1985 
1 41
Clay, Fiber, Glass, Metal Design Studio, 1983 
1 42
Communication Design, 1987-1989 
1 43
Costume Design, 1984 
1 44
Design and Management, circa 1990-2007 
1 45
Design Marketing, 1998-2001 
1 46-47
Design Studies, circa 1984-2001 
2 1
Environmental Design, 1986 
2 2
Foundation Year, 1987-1994, 2001 
2 3
History of Decorative Arts, 1990, 2000-2001 
2 4
Interdepartmental electives, 1981-1989 
2 5
Liberal Studies, 1980-1990, 1993-2000 
2 6-8
Photography, 1999, 2001 
2 9
Theories of Art course, Self-Evaluation Report, 1980 
2 10
Development, 1978-2001 
2 11
Educational policy, 1985 
2 12
English as a Second Language, 1984-1985 

Some documents originally contained within this file are restricted because they identify student grades and learning disbabilities. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

2 13
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Faculty, 1984-1987 
2 14
Faculty categories of employment, 1990-1991 
2 15
Faculty handbook, 1982-1983 
2 16
Faculty newsletter, 1988 
2 17
Faculty reports: Full-time, 1988-1990 
2 18
Faculty reports: Part-time, 1980-2000 
2 19
Fashion Critics Awards Benefit, 2001 
2 20
Financial aid, 1987 
2 21
Fine Arts Working Group, 2005 
2 22
Foundation, 1992-1993 
2 23
Gimbel Library, 1993 
2 24
Governance structure, 1983-1984 
2 25
Graduate staff possibilities, 1987 
2 26
Grants and scholarships, 1987-1988 
2 27
Health referral program, 1985-1988 
2 28
Honorary degrees, 1986-1987 
2 29
Individuals 1978-1999 
Coleman, Elizabeth, 1978-1983 
2 30
Fanton, Jonathan, 1982-1999 
2 31-32
Olton, Charles, 1983-1995 
2 33
Phillips, Patti, 1989 
2 34
Resika, Paul, 1990 
2 35
Rizzo, Frank, 1995 
2 36
International students, 1984-1994 
2 37
International Design Institute--KIDI, Japan project, 1988-1991 
2 38
Libraries, 1984, 2001 
2 39
Meeting minutes of the Alumni Sub-Committee, 1982-1984, 2001 
2 40
Mellon Foundation, 1976 
2 41
Merchandising Product Design program, 1982 
2 42
Mobility, 1986-1991 
2 43
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 1985-2001 
2 44-45
New graduation evaluation procedures, 1987-1988 
2 46
Helena Rubinstein Foundation, 1987 Mar 10 
2 47
New School for Social Research, 1982-1987 
2 48
National Labor Review Board, after 1984 
2 49
Orientation, 1984-1990 
2 50-51
Otis Art Institute of Parsons, Los Angeles and Parsons Paris, 1984-1987 

Includes one photographic print.

3 1
Parents' Day, 1985-1990 

Includes one photographic print (contact sheet).

3 2
Parsons Paris fashion program, 1987-1988 

Includes photographic prints and one slide.

3 3
Parsons Paris filing, 1983-1989 
3 4-5
ParsonsPaper, 1981-1989 
3 6
Placement and Professional Services, 1987-1990 

Includes history of Placement Office, which became Career Services.

3 7
Portfolio review process, 1983-1985 
3 8
Press clippings, 2000-2001 
3 9
Printmaking Commission at Parsons, 1997-2001 
3 10
Parsons free courses, 1987-1991 
3 11
"Parsons School of Design: The Pre-Merger Years, A Brief History," 1979 and 1992 
3 12
Recommendations of faculty, 1984-1985 
3 13
Registration, 1982-1989 
3 14-21
Report on undergraduate education by Jonathan Smith, 1984 
3 22
Residence halls, circa 1988 
3 23
Self-Study for National Association of School of Art and Design Accreditation Process, 1991 
3 24
Senior staff retreat, 2000 
3 25
Smoke-Free policy, 1989-1991 
3 26
Special programs, 1988 
3 27
Starr Foundation, 1988-1989 
3 28
Student Affairs, 1986-2001 
3 29
Student center prospectus, after 1990 
3 30
Student Life, 1986-1988 
3 31
University Scholars program, 1990-1992 
3 32
White House Christmas ornaments, 1994-1995 
3 33
World Art instructors, 1985-1986 
3 34

Collection Guide Last Updated: 01/03/2018

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