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Watercolor of Terry Clarke at the Blue Note
A collection of forty-eight watercolors on forty-four leaves of paper by artist Miriam Cahn depicting jazz performances she attended at the New School for Jazz and Contempo...
Irene Walker
Irene Walker (1919-2002) was a Parsons School of Design alumna ('51) and an interior designer, who worked for the firm McMillen Inc., before establishing her own firm, Joie...
Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble by Lanz and Artwork by Jasper Johns
Dan Arje (1923-1993) was a designer and display director for Bonwit Teller. The collection primarily consists of albums of photographs and news clippings about Arje's displ...
Stanley Barrows
Stanley Barrows (1914-1995) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1940 and taught interior design there for over twenty years, becoming mentor to several generations o...
Palm Beach Sitting Room
In 1960, Bess Bernard established her own company, Bernard Design International, Ltd., specializing in interior design projects for commercial and residential spaces. The c...
Colonial Door
Katherine Bosch (1896-1980) attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design) from 1917 to 1920 and received her diploma in In...
Blue, Green and White Scalloped Pattern Swatch

After graduating from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1934, Tom Brigance (1913-1990) became a fashion designer specializ...

Julie Andrews Models Silk Lounging Pajamas
Donald Brooks (1928-2005) was a prominent American fashion designer who, in addition to creating ready-to-wear collections and custom apparel, designed costumes for film, t...
West Wall - Dining Room
Interior decorator Bruce Buttfield (1897-1969) made his mark in the 1930s by creating distinctive furniture and rooms. In 1931, he designed the interior of the original Whi...
Batwing Sleeve

After graduating from Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department in 1973, Zack Carr (1945-2000) worked for B. Altman, Donald Brooks and, most importantly, as cre...

American Values in Transition: A Reader book cover proof

Jeremiah B. Lighter (1921-2013) was a New York-based artist, printmaker, graphic designer, typographer, illustrator, and teacher. This collection contains artwork and de...

Transparency of painting in frame, titled Venice.

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 Catalog...

Tri Tone Suit Ensemble

André and Creators Studios were Seventh Avenue fashion firms that marketed their designs to clothing manufacturers by subscription. In the mid-1970s Pearl Alexander Lipm...

Parsons School of Design Reading Lists
Consists of a student notebook created by Alison Smith when she was a fashion design and fashion illustration student at Parsons School of Design. Includes garment and colo...
Raymond Driscoll Scrapbook
With a career that spanned the 1930s to the 1960s, Raymond Driscoll (1915-2004) was perhaps most widely known for his annual best and worst-dressed lists. He also gained re...
For Bea from Miriam (My Inspiration!)

Bea Feitler (1938-1982) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1959 with a degree in Graphic Arts and Advertising. She went on to a noted career as a designer of boo...

Second Thoughts from a Former First Lady
Lorraine Fox (1922-1976) began her career in commercial illustration in the 1940s, becoming one of the most celebrated female illustrators of the mid-20th century. The coll...
LaCroix Winter 1990 Couture Runway Model

Saks Fifth Avenue compiled this collection of more than 1,100 slides depicting fashion runway shows in the 1990s. The 35 mm slides depict haute couture and ready-to-wear...

Bulletin Board Quotes
Albert Hadley (1920- ) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1949 and served on the faculty from 1949 through 1954. Hadley later joined Dorothy "Sister" Parish to form...
Black Bali Straw Sailor Hat with Velvet Band

The collection is comprised of 75 binders of fashion photographs and press materials promoting Saks Fifth Avenue’s clothing lines between 1954 and 1974, including Sophie...

HOPE YOU HAVE...
After graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1943, Andrée Golbin (1923-2006) led a long career as a painter, graphic artist and illustrator. Serving as art director fo...
Boy's Bedroom for J. P. Stevens
Jeremiah Goodman (1922- ), studied at Parsons School of Design and the Franklin School of Professional Art in the 1940s, and went on to become a sought-after illustrator of...
Laura Johnson
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 pr...
Ruffled Skirt, Wide Belt, and Collared Blouse
Fred Greenhill (1925-2007) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1950. He went on to work as a fashion illustrator for Neiman Marcus in the 1950s, and was the primary ...
American Viscose Advertisement in Women's Wear Daily
Edith d'Errecalde (1905-2002) worked for Mainbocher in the 1940s and started her own sportswear firm, Maxmil, in 1951. Later d'Errecalde worked for Evan-Picone and as fashi...
Dorothy Haon
Dorothy Haon (1898-1995), attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design) in 1923-24 and went on to careers in fashion desig...
The Works of Shin Matsunaga, New York 1989
Set of 115 prints of the work of graphic designer Shin Matsunaga (1940- ), as well as the catalog for a 1989 exhibition of his work at Parsons School of Design.
Watercolor Rendering of Notkins Apartment
After graduating from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design) in 1936, Eleanor Horst (1892-1995) led a long career as an inte...
Pink Peony Napkin
Lea Hoyt (1912-1998) received a degree in graphic design from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design) in 1933, and went on to...
Sketchbook of Figure, Fashion and Travel Sketches
Margery Knight (1906-1994) taught figure drawing and fashion illustration at Parsons School of Design from 1946 to 1969. The twelve sketchbooks in this collection, dating f...
Two Tweed Dresses with Fitted Skirts
Roy Little graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1949 and went on to become a designer for renowned French couturier Jacques Fath. He returned to Parsons as an instruc...
Room with Blue Star Rug, Desk, Green Bench
In the 1950s and 1960s, Harry Marinsky (1909-2008) illustrated for many publications, including House and Garden, House Beautiful and Woman's Day. The Kellen Design Archive...
Rendering of Lobby
Lyman Martin (1908-2003) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1939 and joined Thedlow, an interior decoration firm. At Thedlow, Martin created interiors and watercolo...
Elizabeth Hawes
Dora Mathieu (1909-1980) taught fashion drawing in the Parsons School of Design Fashion Illustration Department, 1964-1966. The Kellen Design Archives holds 29 of Mathieu's...
Knoll's Fifty-Year Design Heritage Retrospective Invitation
In 1979, Harold Matossian (Parsons School of Design, 1968) became director of the Knoll furniture company's graphics department, producing invitations, brochures, stationer...
Realist Stereo Slide Viewing Kit
Named one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 designers in 1990 and 2002, Melvin Dwork (1922- ) attended Parsons School of Design in the 1940s, and later served on the Parson...
Flame-Colored Formal Dinner Gown with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels
Norman Norell (1900-1972) was the first American fashion designer to compete successfully with French couture. In 1943, he received the first Coty American Fashion Critics ...
Patterned Book Endpaper
William Odom (1884?-1942) attended the New York School of Art (later, Parsons School of Design) around 1909. He returned to teach at Parsons for many years, eventually head...
Introduction to the Course
Frank Alvah Parsons (1866-1930) began as an instructor at the New York School of Art in 1904. He became director in 1911, renaming the school the New York School of Fine an...
Women's Ensemble with Black Pants and Short-Sleeved Red Blouse
A celebrated portraitist and leader in fashion illustration, René Robert Bouché (1905-1963) was a visiting lecturer at Parsons School of Design in 1947. The Kellen collecti...
Pink Ombre Net Evening Dress with Ruffled Bands
Herbert Sondheim (1895-1966), who lectured at Parsons School of Design in 1946, ran a dressmaking firm that produced affordable versions of Parisian high-end fashion. The c...
Watercolor of Yellow Flowers
Painter and illustrator Walter Stein (1924-1981) taught at Parsons School of Design from 1973 until his death. The collection consists of Stein's matted original watercolor...
Long-Sleeved Shirtdress with Matching Neck Scarf
Carl Erickson (1891-1958), who signed his work "Eric," was a leading fashion illustrator whose drawings appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, among other publications. In ...
Portrait of Young Adult

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 duri...

1967 Short Anemone Coat Mrs. Max Fisher

Fashion illustrator Michaele Vollbracht (1947-2018) graduated from Parsons in 1968, and returned periodically as a visiting critic. After working as a design assistant f...

Rendering of Dining Room

Raymond S. Waldron, Jr. (1913-2002) attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) from 1938-1941. After serving in World War II,...

Madame Josette de Lima

French-born Joset Walker (1902-1999) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1928, and became a leading designer ...

Fashion Sketch
Chester Weinberg (1931-1985) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1951 and served as visiting lecturer on fashion design there from 1955 to 1985. Weinberg established...
Sketch of Man's Coat and Pants
A leading figure in the development of American ready-to-wear clothing, John Weitz (1923-2002) created one of the first American signature menswear lines. Weitz was a visit...
Interior Rendering
Edward Wormley (1907-1995) is often cited as a top designer of American modernist furniture. Starting at the Dunbar Furniture Company at age 23, Wormley eventually became i...
Advertisement for Tab Soft Drink and Mr. Dino Fashions
After graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1945, Margaret Hodge became director of fashion marketing at Vogue, and in 1967 formed her own fashion publicity ...
Student Notebook for First-Year Costume Design and Illustration
Margaret Louise Lange's notebook, produced while a student of Costume Design and Illustration at Parsons, 1938-1939, includes lecture notes, sketches, color studies and fas...
Presentation Board for a Long Island House
Dero Darwin, Jr. (1929- ) graduated from Parsons School of Design's Interior Design Department in 1964. This collection includes design work Darwin produced as a student, a...
Fashion Illustration
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 Par...
Interior Design III: Rendering of office in yellow and green
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 renderin...
Home Furnishings on Display for Baker Furniture, Incorporated
Interior designer and Parsons School of Design alumna Henriette Granville Suhr (1917-2015) specialized in merchandising and display design. This collection represents her w...
Yellow Wrap Dress with Attached Cape and Orange-Red Flower Print
Charles Le Maire (1897-1985) began his costume design career in vaudeville shows of the 1920s. He later served as executive designer at Twentieth Century-Fox. In the 1950s,...
Preliminary Sketch of Untitled Sculpture
A trained dentist who became an acclaimed sculptor sometimes associated with the New York School of abstract expressionism, Seymour Lipton (1903-1986) achieved internationa...
Have You the Courage to Make Your Home—Artistic?
Constance P. Brown attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) from 1913 to 1917, and worked as secretary to Frank Alvah Parsons ...
Page Depicting Dress with Fabric Swatches
The collection consists of showroom books for the Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique of New York City, 1972-1974. The showroom books include price lists, garment sketch reproductio...
Bonnie Cashin for Sills Cape-Coat, Foldable Hat, and Flight Bag
The collection consists of sixty-five publicity photographs for clothing designed by Bonnie Cashin for Philip Sills & Co., circa 1967-1968.
A Toast for Christmas
Typographer Albert Schiller (1898-1970) created artworks using pre-cast metal type elements. The collection is comprised of type pictures and printing samples featured in a...
Tower of House of Hope Church, St. Paul - Minnesota
Notes taken by Cleora Clark Wheeler during lectures given by Frank Alvah Parsons at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons The New School for Design), wh...
Sunbeam Randall's student identity card with photograph.
Sunbeam "Sunny" Randall (1898-1993) graduated from the Parsons School of Design Interior Design Department in 1951 and worked as a professional decorator. The collection in...
Library
The collection consists of student work and related documents kept by Ina Dell Marvin (1893-1991) while studying in the Paris Ateliers of the New York School of Fine and Ap...
Multicolor Striped Top with Bateau Neckline and Three-Quarter Length Sleeves
Suzy Lorraine Ehrlich (1919-2006), was a New York-based fashion illustrator and product designer. The collection is comprised of 69 fashion illustrations executed in pen an...
Notebook
Canadian elementary school teacher Roy F. Fleming (1878-1958) produced the notebook and drawing in this collection while attending the New York School of Art (later, Parson...
Yellow and Black Plaid Blouse with Fringed Neckline
In 1950, fashion designer James Galanos (1924- ) started Jimi Originals with Mary Scourby. The company only existed for a short time, but it was the first company to market...
Red Evening Dress with Grey Border
Mildred Orrick (1906-1994) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School for Design) in 1928 and went on to a career as a fashion and co...
Notes from a Field Trip to the Metropolitan Museum
The collection consists of Jeanette Olliver's student work in the form of lecture notes, detail sketches and course materials, representing her work in the Parsons School o...
Parsons Spring Supper Dance
John Russo graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1942 and taught at the school from 1946 to 1985. The collection includes printed examples of Russo's whimsical graphic...
Adele Mowton 1923 (Age 24)
Collection consists of Adele Mowton DuBreuil's diploma from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons School of Design) in advertising display, a black and ...
Grid woodcut print
The collection consists of 68 prints out of a set of 70 from woodcuts created by Romanian-born painter Arthur Segal (1875-1944) between 1912 and 1919. The prints, from Sega...
Notes from Eleanor McMillen Brown Lecture
The collection includes class notes and a clipbook of decorative styles compiled by Ethel Epstein (who later used the surnames Dean and Evans) when she attended the New Yor...
Request Materials;Request Materials
The collection consists of eight notebooks kept by Mariette Cassels (1905-1993) while studying in the Paris Ateliers of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Pa...
Sample Advertisement for Bloomingdale's
Advertising illustrations by Roselaine Boylan completed as a student at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons The New School for Design). Boylan studied...
Prototype for Bayer Aspirin Window Display
Completed by Burton Schuman while a student at Parsons School of Design in 1947-1948 for an Advertising Design class taught by Betty Carter, the collection includes sketche...
Recto
Consists of two illustrations completed by Margaret Schmid (1922-2001) for an advertising design course at Parsons School of Design. After graduating in 1947. Schmid, whose...
Spanish Peasant
The collection consists of two etchings by William Merritt Chase: "Keying Up--the Court Jester" (1879). 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. "Spanish Peasant" (circa 1881). 5 1/2 x 3 inches.
Townley Frocks 1951: Yellow Pants
Claire McCardell (1905-1958) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1928 and later became a pivotal figure in Ameri...
La Danse
A second edition woodblock atelier print from an edition of 220, printed in 1953, from a 1910 woodcut. In 1924, Dufy used the woodblock, with others from the series, to pro...
Curtain Design

Ranging from the 1920s through the 1960s, this collection consists of files Jessica Rummel kept for her New York City-based interior decoration business, which operated ...

The Harvard Advocate, 1950 Dec, Vol. CXXXIV, No. 3
The collection consists of a print for Chermayeff's mural, "Painting by Computer"; an issue of the Harvard Advocate with cover and illustrations by Chermayeff; and two post...
Page from Unidentified Publication Depicting Fashion Illustrations for Summer Dresses

Esta Nesbitt (1918-1975), an instructor at Parsons School of Design from 1964 to 1974, created fashion illustrations for Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, and New York Time...

Print of zinc-plate etching in six panels
Three impressions from an edition of 100 prints produced in 1974 from a zinc-plate etching created in 1933. The etching is divided into six small panels in which each of th...
Fashion Sketch
Contains eight watercolor sketches by Frawley, who graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1983 and returned as an instructor from 1989 to 1996. Frawley is known for his...
Cover Letter for Revisions of "Fashion Business: It's All Yours"
Manuscript created by Parsons School of Design instructor Estelle Hamburger for the book, Fashion Business: It’s All Yours (Canfield Press, 1976).
Man on Horseback
Harry B. Baker (1868-1941) was an illustrator who taught at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (which became Parsons School of Design) in the early 20th century. B...
Walking Dress, Les Modes Parisiennes
Consists of 19 scrapbooks containing more than 10,000 prints of fashion illustrations produced between the early 1800s and 1913. The prints primarily depict clothing and ac...
Dining Room with Round Table, Printed Screen, and Mirror
Elizabeth Geary Hoopes Krusen (1908-2006) was a student and instructor at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design). She specia...
Margaret McKay Tee Painting

Margaret McKay Tee (1882-1955) came to New York from Cripple Creek, Colorado in 1902 to attend Cooper Union. Frank Alvah Parsons later hired Tee as a student instructor ...

Window at Night
The collection consists of work by eighteen artists who worked in the printmaking medium in Great Britain in the 1960s and 70s. Includes work by David Annesley, Patrick Cau...
Place de la Concorde
Includes prints numbered 43 and 184 from an edition of 220 created by Alice Halicka. Depicts the Place de la Concorde in Paris, including the Luxor Obelisk and a detail fro...
Fashion Sketch
The two fashion sketches, rendered in colored marker, were created by Hubert de Givenchy for Anna-Maria Kellen during the 1980s.
Paco Rabanne Menswear
Original fashion illustrations donated by the menswear fashion magazine, DNR (Daily News Record). Sketches in the collection are executed in colored pencil, marker, and wat...
Sketch of Harry Baker
James Vinton Stowell graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design) in 1917 with an Advertising Design degree, and wa...
Stepping Stones: To a Career in Merchandising
Mary Largent Brandt was an interior decorator, author, lecturer, and merchandising expert. In the 1940s, she designed a training course for retail sales staff to improve th...
"The Thirties: The Lean Years," Saks News, Vol. 29 , No. 5 (1974)
Consists of eight issues of a magazine produced for the staff and associates of Saks Fifth Avenue. There are four issues of Saks News, 1952-53; and four issues of Saks Fift...
Concept Drawing for Reception/Security Desk
Collection documents designer, artist and Parsons School of Design teacher Robert Rabinovitz's projects from his undergraduate education at Philadelphia College of Art thro...
Board from House for the New American Family Project
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 ...
Robert Mackintosh in His Studio

Robert Mackintosh (1925-1998) was a costume and fashion designer whose design career spanned forty years and twenty Broadway productions. He made his Broadway debut desi...

Letter from Frank Alvah Parsons to Mr. and Mrs. James Kerr
The collection contains correspondence from Frank Alvah Parsons, president of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design), to alu...
Portrait of Adri
Mary Adrienne Steckling Coen (1934-2006) graduated from Parsons School of Design's Fashion Design Department in 1958. In 1966, "Adri" --her professional name-- created her ...
Drawing from sketchbook

Emil Antonucci (1929-2006) was a New York-based artist, graphic artist, book designer, illustrator, publisher, and teacher. This collection contains artwork and design p...

Charles Suppon for Intre Sport

Contains printed and moving image publicity materials produced for late twentieth century fashion designers, including: Calvin Klein, Donna Karan (DKNY), Joseph Abboud, ...

Assortment of Women's Gloves on Multi-Armed Deity Figure
A collection of eighteen 1940s and 1950s fashion and jewelry illustrations collected by art director Juke Goodman. Artists represented in the collection include René Robert...
Watercolor of Deep Red Room with Framed in Gray Mat
The collection consists of art and design work executed by furniture and interior designer Allan Skriloff during his studies in Parsons School of Design's Interior Design D...
Catcher in the Rye Collage
The collection consists primarily of course assignments in the form of a collage, presentation boards, photographs, and a watercolor rendering by interior designer Catherin...
Interior Rendering with Orange Piano, Green Sofa, and Zebra Rug
Luis Rey graduated from the Interior Design Department of Parsons School of Design in 1967. The collection consists of student projects, primarily in the form of drawings a...
Class Session with Tensegrity

The collection documents projects completed by Casey Coates when she was a student in Parsons School of Design's Environmental Design program between 1972 and 1975. Mate...

Residential Interior, Furniture Plan
The Michael Rait student work consists of assignments that Rait completed as a student in the Parsons School of Design environmental design department between 1977 and 1979...
Face Accesory

Michael Kalil (1943-1991) was an interior architect, philosopher, educator and artist, known for his innovative work with new materials and for humanizing digital techno...

Bonwit Teller Private Showings Invitation
Collection consists of clippings, course materials for Keane's classes at New York University's Institute of Retail Management, handwritten notes on fashion press, print pu...
Evidence of Her Versatility Among the Talented Younger Set
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 worke...
Reproduction of drawing depicting how chairs can be stacked
The collection consists of student work and records created or received by Joseph Marcella while studying in the Design Correlations Department (now Product Design) of Pars...
Guia Lina, Carolyn Nesbitt, Debbie Telfer Lunch at Park Near Parsons
The collection consists primarily of lecture notes and course-related notebooks maintained by designer Carolyn Nesbitt Wagenseller ('63) during her studies in Parsons Schoo...
Scale Model Possibly of "Girl Scout Campsite"
Marty Spiegel's student work for Parsons' Environmental Design Department, which he attended from 1973 to 1976. Consists of course materials, correspondence, drawings and s...
Watercolor of Kimono with Floral Detail
The Margaret Susan Daniell papers consist of biographical materials, a student notebook and drawings from her education at Parsons School of Design in the late 1920s, and t...
Pages from Student Notebook
Mary Frances Gettrust graduated from the New York School of Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1939 with a diploma in Costume Design and Illustration, and served as a...
Dynamic Symmetry Notes and Drawings
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 wor...
Giuseppe Zambonini with Light

Giuseppe Zambonini (1942-1990) was an Italian-born and New York-based architect, interior designer, theater director, and teacher. This collection contains materials per...

Chambre
Eleanor Greta Suss (née Eleanor Greta) was born in 1919. She earned a BA from University of Delaware in the history of art and was awarded a scholarship for the American St...
Robert Carreon
This collection primarily consists of drawings created by fashion designer and theater producer Robert Carreon (1947-2020) while enrolled as a student at Parsons School of ...
Pauline Trigère
The Lucie Porges fashion design papers include biographical materials, fashion sketches, fashion illustrations and fashion photographs, and teaching records. It is of a pri...
Robert Galster and Gilbert Ireland in Manhattan

Robert Galster (1923-1991) and Gilbert Ireland (1924-2015) were designers and alumni of Parsons School of Design. Galster worked as a freelance illustrator and designer....

Portraits from The New American series
Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer and instructor at Parsons School of Design. This collection consists of a portfolio of wet collodion portraits, each print preceded ...
Robert Ramsey and Unidentified Person on Set of Commercial for Figurine

Robert L. Ramsey (1923-2012) was an art director, scenic designer, and alumni of The New School's Dramatic Workshop. These papers contain Ramsey's set design drawings fo...

Topps Chewing Gum Countertop Display
This collection documents the industrial design practice of Parsons School of Design alumnus Karl Fink (1914-1986) from the 1930s through the 1980s. Publications concerning...
Portrait and Biography of Sherl Nero from Bakuba Press Packet

Sherl Nero (1939-2006) was a fashion and textile designer who graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1962 and worked in sportswear design before joining the Design W...

Ziva Gruber Receiving a Hexter Award for Design of Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation Lobby
Ziva S. Gruber (née Margalith) is an interior designer and former student at Parsons School of Design. This collection contains Gruber's student notebooks from her classes ...
Carol Loebelsohn
The Carol Loebelsohn fashion illustrations represent a sampling of the professional and teaching work of Parsons School of Design alumna and faculty member Carol Loebelsohn...
Bway
The collection consists of over one hundred shopping bags, primarily produced by Bloomingdale's department store and acquired by Cory Benett, a Bloomingdale's employee, for...
B. Altman & Co
This collection of 24 drawings and paintings consists of women’s and men’s fashion illustrations created by Elizabeth Cornell, probably in the late 1920s and early 1930s. T...
Think Indian
The American Indian College Fund is the largest Native-run charity supporting Indigenous students' access to higher education in the United States. The collection consists ...
Men's Blazer
Fred Brenner (1920-2006) was a fashion illustrator specializing in menswear, who taught illustration at Parsons School of Design from 1962 un...
Jim Howard Biographical Statement
James ("Jim") Howard is a fashion illustrator. The Jim Howard fashion illustrations consist of a portfolio of nine drawings executed in the 1970s and 1980s and a self-publi...
Blue Ensemble Consisting of Belted Jacket Worn Over a Striped Shirt and Skirt
J. Hyde Crawford (1930-2013), an alumnus of Parsons School of Design, was a successful fashion illustrator associated with Bonwit Teller department store. This collection i...
The collection consists of 53 handwritten letters from Richard Tweedy during his time in Holland with William Merritt Chase's 1903 summer abroad program, and from a later p...
Milton Gilbert
Milton S. Gilbert (1913-1976) was a professional hair stylist and entrepreneur, who apprenticed with Antoine of Paris, worked in the New York and Chicago Saks Fifth Avenue ...
Christmas and New Years Greetings letter
This collection contains holiday cards, illustrations and children’s books sent to Barry Parnell by illustrator Quentin Blake and author John Yeoman over the span of nearly...
Letter Stating Mannes Faculty's Opposition to the Proposed Merger with Manhattan School of Music

The New School Archives staff created the Mannes College of Music administrative records collection by integrating several collections documenting the Mannes College of ...

Mannes College of Music Minutes of the Faculty and Administration Meeting
Miriam Kartch (1924-) was a longtime faculty member of Mannes School of Music, starting under Clara Damrosch Mannes in 1945 and retiring in 2015. This collection consists o...
The New School for Drama Playwrights Festival New Voices

The School of Drama, the dramatic arts program of The New School's College of Performing Arts, grew out of an affiliation with the Actors Studio initiated in the 1990s. ...

Mannes School of Music Newspaper Clippings: 1917-1921
This collection consists of news clipping files and scrapbooks that document Mannes from its founding through the early 1990s. The scrapbooks, which cover the school's earl...
Mannes School of Music Student Performance
This collection contains several thousand photographs relating to the Mannes School of Music, from its early days in the 1910s through the 2000s, primarily representing the...
Sonata Recital by David and Clara Mannes
Collection consists of concert programs for Mannes School of Music student and faculty recitals as well as promotional materials for  other school performances. Also includ...
Reggie Workman

The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music was established at The New School in 1986 and, as of 2020, is a department within the College of Performing Arts. These records...

The Mannes Music School 1946-1947
Consists of course catalogs with information about the policies, faculties and courses of Mannes The New School for Music, previously called The David Mannes Music School (...
Petite Suite for Two Pianos, prelude and presto, manuscript
Leopold Mannes (1899-1964) was an American musician, educator, inventor, and son of the founders of the Mannes School of Music, David and Clara (Damrosch) Mannes. Leopold M...
Death in Harlem Scores
Harvey Enders (1892-1947) was an American composer and arranger of mostly popular and folk songs, and vocal pieces in the manner of African-American spirituals. He composed...
Alfred Corning Clark

Alfred Corning Clark (1844-1896), heir to a large part of the Singer sewing machine fortune, was an American art patron and philanthropist who traveled extensively in Eu...

The Theory of Color and Its Application to Photography and Art
This collection contains a 1940 handbill announcing lectures on music at Carnegie Hall, with a manuscript of lecture notes for the fourth lecture delivered by Leopold Manne...
Menachem Zur (born 1942) is an Israeli composer who studied at Mannes College of Music (now, Mannes School of Music), and Columbia University. His compositions are influenc...
Sylvia Marlowe Seated at Harpsichord
Sylvia Marlowe (1908-1981) was an important mid-twentieth century American harpsichordist. The Sylvia Marlowe collection documents her performance career, predominantly thr...
Postcard from Heinrich Schenker to Arthur Waldeck
Arthur Waldeck (1899-1965) was a New York-based voice teacher. The collection consists of Waldeck's letters to and from renowned music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935...
Draft of Unidentified Score from Portfolio
Music manuscripts and books collected by Victor Hammer, including a copy of Ein Beitrag zur Ornamentik by Heinrich Schenker, musical sketches and three books of lu...
Julius Rudel and Plácido Domingo
Julius Rudel (1921-2014) was a renowned opera and orchestra conductor who graduated from the Mannes School of Music in 1943. He served as music director for several organiz...
Marietta Gazzaniga Musical Excerpts Scrapbook
A scrapbook of musical excerpts kept by opera singer Marietta Gazzaniga (1824-1884), who toured the United States and Cuba in the mid-nineteenth century. The Italian sopran...
Duo No. 2 for Violin and Viola: Opus 6
This collection consists of music manuscripts created by composer Peter Pindar Stearns (1931-2016), who taught composition at The Mannes School of Music from 1957 to 1989. ...
Always
Joe Williams (1918-1999) was a celebrated vocalist known for his collaboration with the Count Basie Orchestra, as well as a successful solo career. The Joe Williams annotat...
David Nadien Playing the Violin
David Nadien was an American classical violinist and Mannes College of Music teacher. The collection includes programs, contracts, reviews, biographies, obituaries, awards ...
Esther Hoffman Wexler Interview
This collection consists of transcripts of seventeen interviews with Esther Hoffman Wexler (1918-2014), conducted by her cousin, Lawrence Freund, between 2012 and 2014. Hof...
Letter from Alvin Johnson to Dannie Heineman
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 ...
Foreign Students
Frieda Wunderlich (1884-1965) was a member of the University-in-Exile (also known as the Graduate Faculty, and later as the New School for Social Research). A professor, pu...
12th Street Editor's Notes on Contributors, Expenses, and Distribution

These papers document the academic career of Reuben Abel (1911-1997), beginning with his undergraduate study at Columbia College and doctoral philosophy studies in the G...

Hawaii Fisherman

Arnold Eagle (1909-1992) emigrated to New York from Hungary in 1929. He became a documentary photographer in the 1930s and, in 1945, he was hired by Standard Oil of New ...

Aeschylus, Persians course material  (New York University) 
The Seth Benardete Papers preserve the original contents of Benardete's files in his New York University office, a total of about 15,000 manuscript pages.
Differing in Colors
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 Sc...
This collection consists of audio recordings of Reiner Schürmann (1941-1993) lecturing on Kant, Nietzsche, and philosophical anthropology. Schürmann was a professor in the ...
Proposal for Institute for Critical Anthropology

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...

Barbecue at Old Mill, 1937
The collection comprises two home movies made during the annual fall barbecue Halle held for members of the University in Exile and their families, as well as New School st...
Stanford Lyman

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 ...

Publication Announcement for Encyclopedia of the Written Word
This collection primarily consists of correspondence, articles, and proofs related to the publication of graphologist and New School faculty member Klara Roman's (1881-1962...
First Workers' Dance Spartakiade
Two items, a snapshot and an event program, related to a performance of the Red Dancers at the Workers Dance League's First Workers' Dance Spartakiade, held at The New Scho...
recto
Ingrith Deyrup (1919-2004) was a daughter of Alvin Johnson, president of the New School from 1922-1946. The collection consists of a diary that Ingrith kept as a teenager, ...
New School Class in Room with Thomas Hart Benton Murals

Bob Adelman (1930-2016) studied photography with Alexey Brodovitch at The New School in the 1950s and became one of the photographers regularly documenting the life of t...

This collection consists of audio files of lectures given by classics scholar and philosopher Seth Benardete in his classes at The New School and New York University. The l...
Presence of Myth in Contemporary Life
This collection consists of the papers of Jeffrey Goldfarb, the Michael E. Gellert Professor of Sociology at The New School. The collection contains teaching files; materia...
Comic from 1970 student strike deriding John Everett
The collection consists of John Everett's work from his positions at Hollins College, City University of New York, Encyclopedia Britannica, and The New School for Social Re...
Passport Photograph of Aristide Zolberg
This collection consists of the personal records of political scientist and university professor Aristide Zolberg. Included are manuscript drafts of Zolberg's books, articl...
Footage from Mobilization Protests and Forum at The New School
Mark Schmidt is an alumnus of Eugene Lang College at The New School who took part in the Mobilization for Real Diversity, Democracy, and Economic Justice. The Mobilization ...
Flier for Mobilization protest and forum

This collection consists of material created and assembled by New School alumna Jo Townson in the course of her activism with the Mobilization for Real Diversity, Democr...

Paper Prompt for Unconscious Gender and Race Ideology
Barrie Karp was a professor of philosophy, psychology, feminist theory, and critical race theory at The New School for twenty-five years (circa 1983-2008). These papers doc...
What We Want: A Proposed Beginning
This collection documenting student activism at The New School and in New York City was created and compiled by Chris G. Crews, political scientist, activist, and New Schoo...
Audience at International Tribunal on Crimes against Women
The Michele Alexander collection on the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women (ITCW) consists of reports, ephemera, clippings, photographs, and correspondence docu...
Theatre Associates poster for "Exiles" by James Joyce
Poster for the play, Exiles by James Joyce, produced by Theatre Associates and performed on May 6, 1933 in the auditorium of The New School at 66 West 12th Street in New Yo...
"University in Exile" The Waldorf-Astoria Jan. 15, 1936
The collection is comprised of a photograph of attendees at a dinner for the New School for Social Research's University in Exile held on January 15, 1936 at the Waldorf-As...
[recto]
Contact sheets, film negatives, and individual photographic prints by photographer Bonnie Geller-Geld, documenting events and classes at The New School, circa 1986-1994. Ev...
Galina V. Staravoitova Memorial File
The New School Graduate Faculty established the East and Central Europe Program in 1990, expanding to become the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) in 1997,...
Ideas Are High Explosives

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 (19...

Open Letter to Mayor Lindsay Regarding Women's House of Detention

John Everett (1918-1992) served as president of The New School from 1964-1982. This collection documents the activities of the president's office during his tenure, and ...

Letter from John Everett to Mary Henle
These records span the tenure of multiple New School presidents, but primarily consist of files from the office of President Jonathan Fanton, who served in this role from 1...
New School for Social Research Report of Committee on a Five-Year Program
This collection encompasses material related to the overall administration of The New School from 1928-2008. It includes reports, financial papers, board of trustees meetin...
Henry Arnhold Memory Book
A compilation of notes, correspondence, and photographs depicting philanthropist Henry Arnhold’s involvement with and contributions to The New School over the course of alm...
Preliminary outline for the Center for the Study of Television and Politics
Harry Gideonse served as chancellor of the New School for Social Research (now The New School) from 1966 to 1975. This collection contains administrative material from his ...
Memorandum to the Deans on AIDS
This record group consists of outgoing correspondence by New School for Social Research Provost Judith Walzer. Arranged chronologically, the files concern subjects such as ...
Memorandum from Maxine Berzok to David C. Levy and Lesley Cadman Regarding a FIPSE Proposal
These records pertain to Adrienne Marcus's work in various New School administrative positions from 2002 to 2010, although she worked at the school until 2016. The majority...
New School Tree Logo

These records were created by the dean's office of the adult education division of The New School (as of 2022, Schools of Public Engagement), and predominantly reflect t...

Letter from Huang Wen Shan to Saul Padover

Clara Woolie Mayer (1895-1988) held a long affiliation with the New School: as a student, as a trustee, and then in administrative roles, including dean of the School of...

Memorandum from Allen Austill to John Everett Concerning Design Correlations Department of Parsons School of Design

Allen Austill (1927-2016) joined The New School in 1962. In 1965, he was appointed dean of the Adult Division and in 1987, he was named chancellor of the university and ...

Report of the Commission on Continuing Education at the New School for Social Research

The Schools of Public Engagement was formed in 2011 with the reorganization of the New School for General Studies. As of 2016, the division consisted of: the Bachelor's ...

French Visual Culture from Rococo to Revolution Syllabus, Fall 2009
Laura Auricchio was an art history professor at The New School, 2002-2019, who also served in several administrator roles. This born-digital collection consists of course m...
Orientation Pamphlet for Students of the Graduate Department of Economics
The graduate school at the New School was established in 1933 as the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science. In its early years, the school was often referred to ...
Executive Faculty meetings
The Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, often referred to in its early years as the University in Exile, was established in 1933. This collection consists of ...
Arien Mack Interview Raw Footage

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 ea...

Invitation to the Opening of the Human Relations Center
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 d...
Students working in art studio
Collection includes office records from Mills College of Education from the years 1956 to 1972. The institution was a four-year college awarding Bachelors of Education degr...
Out of the Shadows
This collection presents masters theses, practica and field program reports and documentaries by students in The New School's Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in Internat...
Poetry Thesis: Quiet Damp House / Project Title: Revised
This record group contains theses in print and electronic formats submitted to the MFA Writing Program as part of graduation requirements. The program's four concentrations...
Recovering Juana de Ibarbourou
Collection consists of theses submitted by graduate students in the New School for Social Research's MA Liberal Studies program.
Media Studies Video Show Graduate Student Showcase
The School of Media Studies began as the Center for Understanding Media. Accredited through Antioch College, the program offered courses through the New School for Social R...
Consists of 166 audiocassette tapes recording conversations between retired investigative journalist Joseph Kahn and reporters, editors, and other media personalities invit...
The Seminar, Volume 6, Issue 3
Records kept by New School faculty member Ann Snitow, largely documenting her activities in connection with the evolving status of gender studies courses and programs at Th...
Retirement Party for Ann Snitow Recording
Feminist activist and scholar Ann Barr Snitow (1943-2019) taught at The New School's Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts from 1986 until her retirement in April 2019. This ...
The Lang Seminar, Volume 2, Issue 1
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 adv...
Program for First Annual Fiorello LaGuardia Awards Dinner

The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy (as of 2019, the Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment) is a graduate division at T...

Request Materials;Request Materials
This collection consists of research papers written by students of the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions (formed in 1978, renamed the The...
Sestina Variation: One Day An Airplane Fell And A World Ended

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...

Letter from Hans Neisser to Adolph Lowe

The Institute of World Affairs records document the operations of the Institute and its administrators and researchers. Mostly originating from its 1942 founding to its ...

Institute for Retired Professionals Bulletin 1980-1981
The Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP) was founded in 1962 by a group of New York City schoolteachers who sought to continue their intellectual development after ret...
Eugene Lang College Ethnicity and Race Certificate Program and Minor Proposals
This collection consists of records of the undergraduate gender studies minor program at The New School, covering roughly the time the gender studies minor was discussed in...
Press clippings 3: 1927-1931 May, 1940-1941

The New School Publicity Scrapbook collection consists of fifty-seven scrapbooks compiled for internal administrative use between 1919, when The New School was founded, ...

The New School For Social Research Bulletin No. 12 - April 12, 1937
The New School's Publicity Office began issuing the New School Bulletin in 1927. The Bulletins contain announcements about lectures, exhibitions, performances and ...
New School Offers 59 Courses Online
This record group consists of video recordings, clippings, publicity samples, advertising materials, and topical office files, which include a large number of press release...
The New School for Social Research Lettering

This collection largely documents the activities of the New School Publicity Office during the 1940s and 1950s, and reflects the range of activities of the department un...

Radical History Colloquium Transcript
Malcolm Carter became director of The New School's university communications in 1985. The Malcolm Carter University Communications records document the three primary areas ...
PR#1826 Social Gerontology

This collection contains press releases issued by The New School (formerly, the New School for Social Research) over a three-decade span. The press releases provide a de...

Workshop on "University Programs for the Educated Retiree" To Be Held at The New School on November 12
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 rele...
Gonzalo Fonseca Mosaic Mural

This record group consists of photographic records created, commissioned and compiled by The New School's Communications and External Affairs office. The prints, negativ...

Address by Mexican Muralist José Clemente Orozco to the New School Associates
The New School Associates was the first fundraising body associated with the New School for Social Research. Composed of faculty, former students, school administrators and...
Mary Urban Correspondence with Karen Horney Regarding Student Tea

The collection consists of records originating from the office of Mary Urban, who coordinated fundraising and public relations efforts at the New School in the 1940s and...

The Challenge is Change: the Half-Century Development Program

The three series within this collection represent the activities of the office responsible for fundraising and alumni relations at The New School in the 1970s and 1980s,...

Incorporation of the New School for Social Research as an Institution of Learning
The New School University Development and Alumni Relations Office (UDARO) records consist of financial records, auditor's reports, IRS filings, grant applications, printed ...
Memorandum from Albert Landa to John Everett

Consists of records generated by Albert Landa (1927-2008), who started in 1960 as director of Public Information and became vice president of Development and Public Rela...

José Clemente Orozco (left) and Camilo Egas in Front of a Panel from Orozco's Mural at The New School.
The collection consists of documentation concerning the five artists who created works for the flagship building of The New School at 66 West 12th Street: Thomas Hart Bento...
Sculpture from the Albert A. List Family Collection; No media available

The New School Art Center was established in 1960 with a donation from the Albert J. List Foundation, and remained in operation until around 1977. Directed by Paul Mocsa...

Considering Joseph Beuys
This collection consists of records relating to the administration and programming of the New School Art Collection from 1987 to 2003, primarily during the tenure of Kathy ...
Students in Camilo Egas's Painting Class at The New School
This collection primarily consists of photographs of New School students, faculty, administrators, buildings, class sessions, student life, and events. While the photograph...
The New School for Social Research, Inc. 1934 Spring
This collection consists of course catalogs from The New School, including continuing education courses, Eugene Lang College, the Dramatic Workshop of The New School, New S...
Eugene Lang College Curriculum Fall 1985
Consists of printed course description packets produced primarily for undergraduate classes offered at The New School, with Eugene Lang College and Parsons School of Design...
Fall 2011: Course Descriptions, Parsons The New School for Design: School of Art & Design History & Theory, School of Art, Media, & Technology, School of Constructed Environments, School of Design Strategies, School of Fashion
The New School began inputting course information into the database, Banner [banner.newschool.edu] around 2007. As of 2021, all New School course data is input into Banner ...
Diversity and Democracy Now!
Contains printed materials related to exhibitions and public programs, such as lectures, readings and seminars, held at, sponsored by, or produced in cooperation with The N...
The Presence of Myth in Contemporary Life: An International Conference
The material in this collection was assembled by New School librarian Carmen Hendershott and transferred periodically to the Archives. The collection includes fliers, poste...
New School for Social Research Commencement Program
Collection consists of printed materials produced for The New School and Parsons School of Design's commencement and convocation ceremonies, as well as presidential inaugur...
List of Degrees Conferred with Thesis Topics 1936-1960
Collection is comprised of materials relating to The New School for Social Research (now The New School) commencement ceremonies. Includes commencement programs, invitation...
Noel Noel Alumni (Dec 1966)
Included in this record group are publications issued on a regular basis by The New School, and schools, divisions and offices of the university, including publications of ...
A Handbook for Students of Color and Students Interested in Race, Ethnicity, & Identity at the Graduate Faculty
This collection contains student, faculty, and staff handbooks from The New School and various divisions and departments within the university. These guides cover student l...
Announcement of Launch of the Distance Instruction for Adult Learners (DIAL) Program
This collection consists of subject files assembled and maintained by library staff prior to the establishment of The New School Archives and Special Collections. The files...
Graduate Studies in Class and Gender
Printed publicity materials including but not limited to mailers, viewbooks, pamphlets, and postcards generally advertising The New School, or a particular course or progra...
Race at The New School Timeline
"Race at The New School" timeline and opening remarks by The New School's Staff on Race committee on October 7, 2019 at the event, "Staff on Race Presents: Race at The New ...
Mug Commemorating 80th Anniversary of the New School for Social Research's University in Exile
This ongoing collection consists of objects and ephemera produced for The New School and Parsons School of Design. Items include mugs, t-shirts, tote bags, pens, and other ...

The New School oral history program, initiated in 2012, consists of recorded sound interviews conducted by Archives and Special Collections staff and faculty partners to...

This oral history project consists of six audio interviews conducted by New School for Public Engagement student Gerard O. Hemmerle as an independent study under the superv...
"Justus Rosenberg: A Life in Translation" Event Flier
Scott Ritner, a graduate student of The New School for Social Research, conducted this series of oral history interviews with New School faculty member Justus Rosenberg in ...
The Activism at The New School oral history program, initiated in 2019, documents touchstone moments of activism on The New School’s campus from the perspective of students...

The New You Peer Health Advocates oral history project consists of five interviews with the founders and alumni of The New You, The New School's peer health advocacy pro...

The Democracy Seminar, a network of seminars that ran from 1984 to 1994, and again from 2018 to the present (2021), were semi-clandestine meetings of scholars held simul...

The Issues and Problems of Urban Economic Development
This collection consists of audio recordings of special programs, performances, lectures, and short courses held at The New School between 1968 and 2011. These events were ...
The New School Art Center was established in 1960 with a donation from the Albert J. List Foundation, and remained in operation until 1973. Directed by Paul Mocsanyi, the C...
Considering Joseph Beuys Conference "International Impact" Panel
This collection consists mainly of audio recordings and some video recordings of events held at The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School between 1987 and...

The audio recordings and transcripts in this collection document lectures from a fifteen-week series on the race crisis in the United States, held in the spring of 1964 ...

Gender Studies: What Histories Do We Want to Claim? (Session 2)
From the Eugene Lang College website:

NO LONGER IN EXILE: The Legacy and Future of Gender Studies at the New School
Friday, Mar...
The Parallax of Evil: Jean Baudrillard and Sylvere Lotringer
Audio and video recordings of events sponsored by the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, 1959-2007. The graduate school at the New School was establish...
First Annual Fiorello H. La Guardia Awards Dinner
Audio and video recordings of event, 1973-2008, sponsored by The New School's J.M. Kaplan Center for New York City Affairs, including several recordings of the Fiorella LaG...
Professor Horace M. Kallen Memorial Convocation Dinner
Audio and video recordings of New School Convocations and related events, 1964-2006.
1973 Commencement Exercises of The New School for Social Research
Audiovisual recordings of New School Commencement ceremonies for the various colleges and schools, as well as related events, 1959-2008.
Unidentified Richard Levy Lecture Fragment I
This collection consists of audiovisual recordings of class discussions, guest lecturers, and special events programmed by the Human Relations Center at The New School.
Leadership Training Series: Leadership Bank Opens Now--Jobs to be Done
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 a...
Inaugural Reception for the Institute for Retired Professionals
Audio and video recordings of events held by the Institute for Retired Professionals at The New School, 1962-2011.
The Future of Secular Europe
Consists of audiovisual recordings of events hosted by the World Policy Institute at The New School, 1991-2011.
 
Audio and video recordings of events sponsored by the Rose and Erwin Wolfson Center for National Affairs at The New School, 1985-2008.
Researcher in Library of New School for Social Research

This record group documents the activities of the staff of the Raymond Fogelman Library, The New School's library for social sciences and history prior to being incorpor...

Inspiring Women: Selected Designers from Parsons' Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives

This collection contains documentation of The New School Archives, established in 2012, and its predecessor, the Kellen Design Archives (also known as the Anna-Maria and...

Technology as a Subject for Ethics

Consists of published journal articles, typescripts, unpublished essays, lectures, and seminar notes, as well as handwritten notes and resumes by or pertaining to New Sc...

Memorial Epitaph
Originally located in six renovated brownstones on West 21st Street in New York City, The New School for Social Research reopened in 1931 in a new building at 66 West Twelf...
Duncan Hannah student work
A collection of 4 x 5 inch color transparencies of work probably created 1970 through 1975 by Parsons School of Design students in the Communication Design, Environmental D...
Annual Report of the Trustees of Museums and Other Institutions or Associations of Science, Literature, Art, History or Other Departments of Knowledge
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 wit...
Memorandum to Faculty and Staff

This collection consists of records created and received by Parsons School of Design Presidents Sterling A. Callisen (president 1959-1963) and Francis A. Ruzicka (presid...

New York School of Fine and Applied Art Provisional Charter
William Merritt Chase established Parsons School of Design in 1896 as the Chase School of Art. The name of the school changed to the New York School of Art in 1902, and to ...
New School Students and Staff Against Racism: MEETING

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 Pa...

Affirmative Action
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 Pars...
Policy and Guidelines for Galleries at the University
Consists of records created and received by Charles S. Olton, Dean of Parsons School of Design from 1989 until 1997. Contains subject files on committees, departments and p...
National Guardsmen stand near the body of Jeffrey Miller lying face down on the campus of Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
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 m...
Beyond Acculturation: Stimulus, Response and Mutual Benefit
Parsons School of Design was established in 1896 and became affiliated with The New School as the university's art and design college in 1970. New School Archives staff ass...
Children's Pink Corduroy Cover-alls with Crush Neck Fleece Sweatshirt
Contains the records of the Fashion Design Department of Parsons The New School for Design. Departmental records include course syllabi and descriptions, materials pertaini...
Parsons Fashion Benefit 2009
These records contain student work, publicity materials, photographs, and audiovisual material from the Parsons School of Design School of Fashion's undergraduate and gradu...
Syllabus for Themes in Men's Fashion Course
Student work and a syllabus from two fashion design courses Patrick Michael Hughes taught at Parsons School of Design between 2007 and 2010. The courses, History, Culture, ...
Fashion illustrator and Parsons School of Design alumnus Richard Rosenfeld taught figure drawing and fashion illustration at Parsons from the 1970s until his retirement in ...
Suncel

Contains records produced during Richard Yelle's term as department chair of Product Design (as well as its predecessors: Clay, Fiber, Metal Design; Clay, Metal, Textile...

Parsons School of Design recruitment video
This record group consists of documentation created by Parsons School of Design's Product Design Department between 1990-2015. The records were created or received by vario...
Augmented Bench Learning Experiences
This record group consists of text, video, and audio files documenting theses created by students in Parsons School of Design's Design and Technology MFA program.
The Best of Everything
This record group consists of graduate theses created by students in the Parsons School of Design Photography MFA program.

The theses consist of mixed-media di...
The Use of Light in Islamic Architecture
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...
Model of S. Klein with Sidewalk Arcade

This small record group documents two New York City-based projects taught by Parsons School of Design professor Jean McClintock Gardner in the early 1970s. One project f...

La Romana. Color. Vida. Cultura.
Collection consists of senior-level student work produced during the first five graduating classes of Parsons School of Design's Integrated Design Curriculum program.
Parsons BFA Illustration Salutes The Society of Illustrators Anelle Miller, Director
Steven Guarnaccia (1953-) is an American freelance illustrator who served as chair of the illustration department at Parsons School of Design from 2004 to 2011, and as asso...
Craft Media Retail
Collection consists of student projects created as a final assignment for Professor Esther Choi's Advanced Research Seminar: Constructed Environments during the fa...
WIlliam Carlos Williams Poem Broadside
Five individual artists' books and three group projects created by students in artist Roni Gross's Parsons School of Design letterpress courses.
NYC's The One: Experiencing the Best of the Broadway Local
The items in this collection represent work created by students enrolled in Parsons School of Design's Graphic Design program. Screen-printed posters constitute the majorit...
AH ME
Collection consists of twenty dummies created at Parsons School of Design by students in an Editorial Design course taught by Cipe Pineles. The course was situated in the G...
Unity & Diversity: Discover the Strength of America
Mounted posters from the exhibition, “Unity and Diversity: a selection of posters from the Communication Design Department at Parsons School of Design," created by junior-y...
Delusion
The collection consists of thirty-three graphic novels written and illustrated by undergraduate students enrolled in Julia Gorton and Madeline Schwartzman's Spring 2007 Par...
Advertisement for Parsons School of Design Continuing Education Summer Program
Predominantly comprised of records produced by the Parsons School of Design Development Office, this collection documents fundraising, special programs, events, and reunion...
Gilbert Adrian
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...
Critic Donna Karan, Dean David C. Levy, and Parsons School of Design Student Immaculate Vitiello at Fashion Critics Awards
Includes 1,400 photographs, contact sheets, and negatives documenting Parsons student and campus life, including exhibitions, award and fashion shows, guest lectures, field...
Student Work
Consists of approximately 15,058 slides, primarily 1970s-1990s, documenting Parsons School of Design students and campus life. Many of the slides are images of student work...
NY School of Fine and Applied Art, Extension Courses 1930-1931
This collection consists of publications from Parsons New School of Design and its affiliate programs, including catalogs for overseas schools, and continuing education and...
Parsons Paris 1948
Printed publicity materials including but not limited to circulars, mailers, promotional booklets and pamphlets, and postcards generally advertising Parsons The New School ...
Parsons School of Design Student Handbook 1974 - 1975
Includes handbooks and guides issued by the administration of Parsons The New School for Design to familiarize faculty, students, and students' families with school regulat...
Parsons School of Design
Contains posters created for academic departments and administrative offices of Parsons The New School for Design. Includes posters advertising art and design exhibitions, ...
The Parsons School of Design Centenary Oral History Project consists of recorded sound interviews with twelve individuals as well as two audio monologues by the project's m...
This ongoing oral history program documents the lives and work of designers, artists, and others active in the fields of art and design. Interviewees include Parsons School...
In 2013, Executive Dean Joel Towers of Parsons School of Design launched a project to conduct oral history interviews with Parsons alumni. While each interview has its own ...

The oral histories comprising this collection were conducted in 2010 in preparation for the exhibit, Radical Shifts: Reshaping the Interior at Parsons, 1955-1985, to rec...

The Michael Kalil Oral History Project consists of audio interviews with colleagues, collaborators, and friends of interior designer Michael Kalil (1943-1991). Jean Gardner...

A collection of approximately thirty discrete audio recordings documenting designer critic sessions in the Fashion Design Department of Parsons School of Design. Designe...

Occurring annually between 1981 and 1989, the Focus Photography Workshops offered a week-long immersion in a specialized area of photography with a public lecture series ru...
This collection consists of three audio recordings of lectures held as part of the Henry Wolf Lecture Series. This series, held in the Fall of 1998 in honor of graphic desi...
Parsons Fashion Benefit 2010 Welcome
This collection is comprised of audiovisual recordings primarily commissioned by Parsons School of Design. Most of the recordings are of the Parsons Fashion Design Departme...
Adam and Sophie Gimbel
The records of the Adam and Sophie Gimbel Art and Design Library of Parsons School for Design consist of administrative files generated by library administrators and school...
Parsons Continuing Education Catalog Cover featuring the Parsons Table
This collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and research related to the Parsons table, a conceptual table design thought to have originated at the Paris Ateliers...
The WilliWear News (Fall 1986)
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...