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KA. Kellen Design Archives Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: KA

Found in 165 Collections and/or Records:

Donald Brooks papers

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0006-01
Summary

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, television, and theater. He taught at Parsons School of Design for approximately forty years. The collection includes photographs, publicity materials, and original fashion and costume design sketches.

Dates: 1957 - 2003

Dora Mathieu portrait sketches

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0032-01
Abstract

Dora Mathieu (1909-1980) taught fashion drawing in the Parsons School of Design Fashion Illustration Department, 1964-1966. The Kellen Design Archives holds twenty-nine of Mathieu's sketches, depicting notable designers of the mid-twentieth century. Although the earliest dated portrait is from 1938, the bulk of the collection was created between 1965 and 1968.

Dates: 1938 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1968

Dorothy Haon and Marion Haon papers

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0024-01
Abstract

Dorothy Haon (1898-1995) attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1923-1924, and went on to careers in fashion design and merchandising. The collection, which spans the late 1930s through the 1950s, includes working sketches and notes, cloth patterns, fabric samples, and business records. Also included is work by Dorothy's sister, Marion Haon.

Dates: 1938 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1955

Drawing of Nude by Van Day Truex

 Item
Identifier: KA-0120-01
Summary

A drawing of a male nude by Parsons School of Design alumnus and president Van Day Truex, formerly owned by Harry and Dorothy Kneedler Lawenda.

Dates: before 1980

Edith d'Errecalde papers

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0023-01
Summary

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 fashion director for Cohama (Cohn-Hall-Marx). The collection contains photographs, sketches, clippings, advertisements, press kits, correspondence, and notes for articles and lectures. D'Errecalde was a critic and lecturer at Parsons School of Design, 1969-1970.

Dates: circa 1940s-1981

Edward J Wormley papers

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0048-01
Abstract

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 its sole designer and retained a partnership with Dunbar for over thirty years. Wormley taught at Parsons School of Design between 1952 and 1970. The collection includes photographs, slides, subject files, clippings, technical drawings, catalogs, and sketches.

Dates: circa 1908-1991

Eleanor Greta Suss student interior design renderings

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0131-01
Scope and Content of Collection

Consists of two drawings of period rooms rendered in pen and ink and watercolor.

Dates: 1949

Eleanor Horst interior decoration photographs and renderings

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0026-01
Summary

After graduating from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1936, Eleanor Horst (1892-1995) led a long career as an interior decorator. The collection includes photographs and slides of Horst projects, as well as numerous renderings of Horst designs, several by fellow Parsons graduate Lyman Martin.

Dates: 1930s - 1997

Eleanor S. Brown collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: KA-0162-01
Abstract

Eleanor S. (McMillen) Brown (1890-1991) was a graduate of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later Parsons School of Design), who founded the interior design firm McMillen Inc. This collection consists of biographical materials, photographs, press clippings, and correspondence donated by her grandson, Michael McMillen.

Dates: 1924-1999

Elizabeth Cornell fashion design illustrations

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: KA-0150-01
Abstract

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. The illustrations mostly depict women’s and men’s wear, accessories, and fabric patterns.

Dates: late 1920s-early 1930s