Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract 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 Relations at The New School, and then held the title of Vice President, until he retired in 1985. The records in this collection are notable because Landa was deeply involved in a rapid expansion of the university, overseeing the launch of the Center for New York City Affairs, the merger of Parsons School of Design with The New...
Dates: 1933 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1985
Summary Allen Austill (1927-2016) joined The New School in 1962. In 1965 he was appointed dean of the Adult Division and remained in this position for most of his career at the institution. In 1987, he was named chancellor of the university and held this position until 1989, when he retired. The Allen Austill records are a small but significant set of materials largely relating to Austill's participation at The New School in activities that fell outside of his primary role as dean of the Adult...
Dates: 1957 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980
Abstract 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;...
Dates: 1949 - 1992, undated
Summary Malcolm Carter became director of The New School's university communications in 1985. The Malcolm Carter University Communications records document the three primary areas of activity over which Carter had oversight: advertising and marketing; public relations; and publications. Materials include memoranda, letters, reports, and printed materials, encompassing the range of Carter's activities.
Dates: 1975 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1987
Item — Box: OSxxx-1, Folder: 3
Summary 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 materials originating from overseas facilities and affiliate schools, such as Otis Art Institute (California), Paris Ateliers/Parsons Paris, and Altos de Chavon (Dominican Republic).
Dates: 1914 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2005
Summary The Parsons course catalogs collection consists of publications from Parsons New School of Design and its affiliate programs, including catalogs for overseas schools, and continuing education and AAS programs. Catalogs include information regarding pedagogy objectives, school policies and admissions requirements, departmental and course descriptions, faculty and administration rosters, facilities, fees, and examples of student work. Materials for the years 1896-1912 consists primarily of...
Dates: 1896 - 2016
Summary Printed publicity materials including but not limited to circulars, mailers, promotional booklets and pamphlets, and postcards generally advertising Parsons School of Design, or a particular course or program of study not connected to a specific department. Also includes a small number of audiovisual recordings in various formats, presumably made for promotional purposes.
Dates: 1913 - 2011
Abstract Includes 1,425 photographs, contact sheets and negatives documenting Parsons student and campus life, including exhibitions, award and fashion shows, guest lectures, field trips, and campus construction projects.
Dates: circa 1920s - 2003; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000
Abstract Contains 236 posters created for academic departments and administrative offices of Parsons The New School for Design, including promotional posters for summer sessions and study abroad programs, recruiting by specific departments, and publicity for exhibitions, public programs, and internship fairs. With the exception of a 1927 poster advertising a dance, the series does not contain any material created prior to 1956.
Dates: 1927 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1956 - 2006