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Margaret Schmid Hartelius student work

Identifier: KA-0079


Consists of two illustrations completed by Margaret Schmid (1922-2001) for an advertising design course at Parsons School of Design. After graduating in 1947. Schmid, whose name changed when she married Paul Hartelius, Jr., went on to a successful fifty-year career as an illustrator and children's book author.


  • 1946 - 1947



0.1 Cubic Feet (2 illustrations)

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Scope and Contents of Collection

The two items in the collection are brightly colored advertisements for CBS records and WABC news. Attached to one of the drawings is a copy of the design problem describing the class assignment: to create an advertising campaign for a broadcasting company.

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Biographical note

Margaret Schmid (1922-2001) was born in Reading, Michigan. She attended Parsons School of Design in the 1940s and graduated in 1947. She and her husband, Paul Hartelius, Jr., established Briarmead, a commercial illustration studio, through which she served as a freelance illustrator for major publishing companies. Among their joint projects was the design of the Camp Fire Girls handbooks. She later became a prolific author and illustrator of children's books. She died in 2001 at the age of 78.


[obituary]. Journal.Maine.Com. Accessed August 17, 2010 at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Margaret Schmid Hartelius, 1996.

External Support

The processing of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Guide to the Margaret Schmid Hartelius student work
Anne Kumer
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Revision Statements

  • August 19, 2010: Bernadette Vitale revised and expanded descriptive notes.