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Parsons School of Design Henry Wolf Lecture Series recordings

 Collection — Box: Mixed pav_9
Identifier: PC-07-02-03


This collection consists of three audio recordings of lectures held as part of the Henry Wolf Lecture Series. This series, held in the Fall of 1998 in honor of graphic designer and longtime Parsons School of Design instructor Henry Wolf, focused on all aspects of graphic design. Speakers featured in these recordings include Henry Wolf, Ivan Chermayeff, and Milton Glaser. No transcripts have been made.


  • 1998



4 1/4 inch Audio Cassette

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Scope and Contents

Lectures feature Henry Wolf, a longtime faculty member, in addition to three other designers and artists with whom he had worked over the course of his career: Milton Glaser, Ivan Chermayeff, and photographer Duane Michals (New School University Observer, August 1999, 2). A recording of the Michals lecture is not present in the New School Archives.

According to Parsons School of Design Dean Randolph "Randy" Swearer in an introduction to the series, Wolf was integral to creating the series, which focuses on all aspects of graphic design.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. The entire collection is available online through The New School Archives Digital Collections database. Access to original audiocassettes restricted for preservation purposes. Researchers must use digital access copies.

Use Restrictions

To publish material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact:

Historical note

Parsons School of Design, the art and design college of The New School (formerly, the New School for Social Research) sponsored the Henry Wolf Lecture Series in the fall of 1998, coinciding with an exhibition of Wolf's photography at the school.


Arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 2014, these four cassette tapes were separated from a larger collection of Parsons School of Design audiovisual materials compiled by Kellen Design Archives staff. Provenance of tapes is unknown.

Related Materials

Additional biographical information about Henry Wolf will be found in the New School Archives Designer Files collection (PC-08-04-01). For Ivan Chermayeff's design work commissioned by Parsons School of Design, consult Ivan Chermayeff graphic design work (KA-0085-01).

The archives of all three designers featured in the lecture series are held by the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at the School of Visual Arts.

Guide to the Parsons School of Design Henry Wolf Lecture Series recordings
New School Archives and Special Collections Staff
March 22, 2021
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