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Parsons the New School for Design. Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Charles S. Olton records

 Record Group
Identifier: PC-01-07-01

Consists of records created and received by Charles S. Olton, dean of Parsons School of Design from 1989 until 1997. Includes subject files on committees, departments and programs, events, individuals, international projects, and general administrative issues. Some files are restricted. Please email for details.

Dates: 1974 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1989 - 1997

Claire McCardell clothing samples collection

 Collection — Box OSxxx-1: [Barcode: 31207034047336]
Identifier: KA-0125-01

This collection consists of one iridescent red dress and one light blue and white houndstooth shirt, both designed by Claire McCardell (1905-1958).

Dates: before 1950; circa 1955

Collection of prints by eighteen British artists of the 1960s and 1970s

Identifier: KA-0095-01

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 Caulfield, Pierre Celice, Bernard Cohen, Elisabeth Frink, Patrick Heron, Gordon House, John Hoyland, Patrick Hughes, Liliane Lijn, Kim Lim, Kenneth Martin, Nicholas Monro, Tom Phillips, Patrick Procktor, William Scott, Colin Self, and William Turnbull.

Dates: 1966 - 1979

Fashion look books and merchandising collection

Identifier: KA-0110-01

Contains printed and moving image publicity materials produced for late twentieth century fashion designers, including: Calvin Klein, Donna Karan (DKNY), Joseph Abboud, Pierre Balmain, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger. Also holds printed matter created for Parsons School of Design alumni Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Isaac Mizrahi, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Peter Speliopoulus, and Bruce (Daphne Gutierrez and Nicole Noselli).

Dates: 1960s-2001; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2001

Parsons Table research files

Identifier: PC-08-02-01

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 precursor to Parsons Paris, in the 1920s or 1930s and often attributed to French designer Jean-Michel Frank (1895–1941). The materials were assembled by the New School Archives staff as part of a Parsons School of Design Design and Management Department project in 2002.

Dates: 1922 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1975

Radical Shifts: Reshaping the Interior at Parsons (1955-1985) oral history project

Identifier: PC-07-01-04

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 record perspectives on the interior and environmental design departments at Parsons School of Design in the 1960s and 1970s. During this period, Parsons' interior design program adopted a more experimental program of study in the newly-created Environmental Design Department.

Dates: 2010

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Architecture -- Environmental aspects 1
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Correspondence 1
Design -- History -- Study and teaching 1