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KA. Kellen Design Archives Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: KA

Found in 165 Collections and/or Records:

Claire McCardell clothing samples collection

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

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

Claire McCardell fashion sketches

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0082-01
Abstract

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 American ready-to-wear fashion. In 1944, McCardell returned to Parsons as a critic and instructor, a position she held for the rest of her life. The collection contains roughly 9,000 of McCardell's sketches, dated 1931 to 1958; mostly produced for Townley Frocks.

Dates: 1931 - 1958

Cleora Clark Wheeler student notebook and bookplates

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0061-01
Abstract

Notes taken by Cleora Clark Wheeler during lectures given by Frank Alvah Parsons at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design), which Wheeler attended in 1912-1913. Also included is a set of bookplates, which was the focus of Wheeler's later career.

Dates: 1910 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1913

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

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0095-01
Abstract

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

Constance P. Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0057-01
Summary

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 in the teens or 1920s. The collection consists of correspondence from Parsons to Brown, faculty announcements, school circulars, interior decoration class rolls, clippings from 1913-1934, and correspondence with Parsons School of Design Alumni Association.

Dates: 1913 - 1961; Majority of material found within 1913 - 1934

Cory Benett Bloomingdale's shopping bag collection

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0149-01
Summary

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 his personal enjoyment. The mostly paper bags feature art and design work by major designers, artists, and photographers of the late 1970s through the early 1990s. The collection also contains a small number of bags from other retailers.

Dates: 1975-1999

Countdown to Eternity: Photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s

 Item
Identifier: KA-0097-01
Abstract

This collection consists of an introductory booklet to Benedict J. Fernandez's portfolio of photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr., taken in the last year of King's life, Countdown to Eternity: Photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960's. Fernandez was founder of the photography program at Parsons School of Design, serving as chair from 1981-1994.

Dates: 1989

Dan Arje papers

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0001-01
Summary

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 displays, and correspondence regarding his decorating work for the White House during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, including decoration of the White House Christmas tree. Also present are materials about Bonwit Teller and Tiffany's designer Gene Moore.

Dates: 1949 - 1981

Daniel Lashen student work

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0053-01
Summary

Interior design sketches and detail studies from Daniel Lashen's studies at Parsons School of Design in New York and in Italy. Lashen graduated from Parsons in 1950.

Dates: 1947 - 1950

Dero Darwin, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0051-01
Summary

Dero Darwin, Jr. (1929-2014) graduated from Parsons School of Design's Interior Design Department in 1964. This collection includes design work Darwin produced as a student, as well as lecture notes and course materials, and material from Darwin's professional design career.

Dates: 1961 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1964