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KA. Kellen Design Archives Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: KA

Found in 165 Collections and/or Records:

Fiona Walker Dieffenbacher student work and teaching examples

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0136-01
Summary

Fiona Walker Dieffenbacher is a fashion designer, author, and alumna of Parsons School of Design, as well as a faculty member and director of the BFA Fashion Design program. The collection consists of student notebooks and portfolios kept by Dieffenbacher while Fashion Design BFA student at Parsons School of Design in the 1990s; samples of visual aids she created as professor; and student work made in her classes in the 2000s.

Dates: 1989 - 2011

Francesca Sammaritano student work and teaching examples

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0135-01
Summary

Francesca Sammaritano is a fashion designer and alumna of Parsons School of Design, as well as a full-time faculty member. The collection is comprised of two student project notebooks maintained by Sammaritano while she was a Fashion BFA student at Parsons School of Design in the late 1980s and two examples of student work created in classes Sammaritano taught as a professor.

Dates: 1987 - 2006

Francis J. Geck papers

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0052-01
Summary

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 Paris Ateliers until 1927. In 1930, Geck became a professor of fine arts at University of Colorado, where he taught for 39 years. The papers contain correspondence with Parsons administrators, design sketches and student work, publications, and course materials.

Dates: 1923 - 2001

Frank Alvah Parsons correspondence and tribute by James Wilfrid Kerr

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0106-01
Summary

The collection contains correspondence from Frank Alvah Parsons, president of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design), to alumni James Wilfrid Kerr and Rose Netzorg Kerr, in addition to a short manuscript written by James Wilfrid Kerr upon Parsons' death. The tribute relates Kerr's experiences as a World War One veteran studying art under Parsons' tutelage.

Dates: 1925 - 1930

Frank Alvah Parsons lectures on art and prints of period rooms

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0037-01
Summary

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 and Applied Art to reflect his reorientation of the institution toward practical design disciplines. The school was later renamed to honor his leadership. The collection consists of published editions of Parsons' lectures, and prints he used to illustrate them.

Dates: 1917 - 1922

Fred Brenner fashion illustrations

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0153-01
Abstract

Fred Brenner (1920-2006) was a fashion illustrator specializing in menswear, who taught illustration at Parsons School of Design from 1962 until 1984. This collection is comprised of approximately forty original fashion illustrations, as well as a smaller number of publications featuring his work, reprints and pre-print process work.

Dates: 1944-1970s

Fred Greenhill fashion illustrations

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0022-01
Summary

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 artist for Saks Fifth Avenue in the 1960s and early 70s. Greenhill is most recognized for his work at Lord & Taylor from 1974 into the 1980s. The collection holds approximately 700 illustrations that Greenhill created from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Dates: circa 1960s-1980s

Giuseppe Zambonini papers

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0130-01
Summary Giuseppe Zambonini (1942-1990) was an Italian-born and New York-based architect, interior designer, theater director, and teacher. This collection contains materials pertaining to Zambonini’s architectural and design career, as well as items related to his tenure as dean of the New York School of Interior Design, founder and head of the Open Atelier of Design, and director of the architecture program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dating primarily from the 1960s through...
Dates: 1949 - 2013

Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique showroom books

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0058-01
Summary

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 reproductions, and fabric swatches.

Dates: 1972 - 1974

Harold Matossian graphic design work for Knoll

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0033-01
Abstract

In 1979, Harold Matossian (Parsons School of Design, 1968) became director of the Knoll furniture company's graphics department, producing invitations, brochures, stationery, catalogs and other corporate literature for the company until 1994. The Kellen Design Archives holds finished examples of these graphics.

Dates: 1971 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1994