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Guide to the Designer files collection, circa 1994-2008

Collection Overview


New School Institutional Collections

Collection Identifier



Designer files collection, circa 1994-2008


3.2 linear ft: 3 boxes and 1 videotape

Language of Materials



Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Designer files collection, PC.08.04.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Scope and Content of Collection

The Designer files collection was assembled by Kellen Design Archives staff between approximately 1994 and 2008 from a variety of sources (on occasion new files continue to be added). Subjects are typically Parsons School of Design graduates, visiting critics, lecturers or faculty. Folder contents may include clippings, work samples, ephemera, slides, and such printed materials as business cards, postcards, and pamphlets. Information about the designers in these files ranges from as little as one item to multiple folders. For each letter of the alphabet, general folders contain information about multiple designers by last name or common business name.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

New School Institutional Collections - September 26, 2016

66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10011

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Designer files collection, PC.08.04.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Revision Description

 Added description of audiovisual material. Updated extent. September 18, 2018

Access Restrictions

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

The files in this collection were compiled by staff members of the New School Archives between 1994 and 2008.

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Related Materials

The New School Archives holds the archival collections of some of the subjects in these files. They are identified in this guide by asterisks, with links to the associated collection guide.

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the Designer files collection, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/PC080401

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Collection Inventory

A: General 
Adri (Adrienne Steckling)* 
Adrian, Gilbert 
Allen, Natalia 
Andre Studio (Pearl Alexander)* 
Apfelbaum, Sally 
B: General 
Badgley, Mark and Mischka, James 
Barba, Stephanie 
Barrows, Stanley* 
Baldwin, Billy 
Bausman, Karen 
Beene, Geoffrey 
Blass, Bill 
Bouche, Rene* 
Brooks, Donald* 
C: General 
Carr, Zack* 
Cecula, Marek 
Chase, William Merritt* 
Codman, Ogden Jr. 
Copeland, Jo 
D: General 
De Socio, Bridget 
Dior, Christian 
Dwork, Melvin* 
E: General 
Elefant, Danya 
F: General 
Feitler, Bea* 

Includes Women Pioneers in Graphic Design: Reed, Pineles, Casey, Feitler, Ansel, de Bretteville, McCoy, and Greiman by Artree (Audrey) Panichakoon (1994).

Fina, Barbara 
Ford, Tom 
Fox, Lorraine* 
G: General 
Gardner, Jean 
Gimbel, Adam and Sophie 
Gimbel, Sophie* 
Gimbel, Sophie (Oversize materials) 
Goodman, Jeremiah* 
Grafstrom, Ruth 
Greenhill, Fred (includes 4 CDs: copy of University of North Texas oral history with Greenhill)* 
Gutierrez, Daphne and Nicole Noselli (Bruce) 
H: General 
Hadamard, Edith d'Errecalde* 
Hadley, Albert* 
Hernandez, Lazaro and Jack McCollough 
Hoopes, Elizabeth* 
Horst, Eleanor* 
I-J: General 
Jacobs, Marc 
Johns, Sara Carles 
Justin, Jane 
K: General 
Kahane, Melanie 
Karan, Donna 
Kerr, James Wilfrid* 
L: General 
Land, Leslie 
Ledy, Anne 
Roger Legere 

1993 runway show featuring designs by Robert Legere. Mostly white and wedding designs. Copyright 1992 Bob Bogen Productions.

pav_1 15-VHS
Levy, David C.* 
Long, Keith 
M: General 
McCardell, Claire* 
Mizrahi, Isaac 
McCormick, Madeleine 
N: General 
Nessim, Barbara 
Norell, Norman* 
Novick, Elizabeth 
O: General 
Orrick, Mildred* 
P: General 
Parsons, Frank Alvah* 
Payne, David 
Platt, Joseph 
Pollak, Randy 
R: General 
Reese, Tracy 

Includes videotape of Tracy Reese for Magaschoni Spring 1994 Collection runway show, November 3, 1993. Producer: Devonish Film Video Productions New York. Presented by Essence magazine. This video has not been digitized.

pav_1 36-VHS
Robinson, Bill 
Rodriguez, Narciso 
Ruzicka, Francis A. 
S: General 
Schiller, Albert* 
Schumacher, Joel 
Scharaff, Irene 
Smith, Willi 
Sondheim, Herbert* 
Sui, Anna 
T: General 
Tassell, Gustave 
Terrell, Beth 
Truex, Van Day 
Ullman, Eugene Paul* 
V: General 
Vollbracht, Michaele* 
W: General 
Walker, Joset* 
Weinberg, Chester* 
Wolf, Henry 
Wood, Ruby Ross 
Wormley, Edward* 

Collection Guide Last Updated: 05/13/2020

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