Ina Dell Marvin student work
Available digital items: https://digital.archives.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/KA006301.
The collection consists of student work and related documents kept by Ina Dell Marvin (1893-1991) while studying in the Paris Ateliers of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons School of Design). Includes class reference materials, clip books, correspondence, diploma, London itinerary, lecture notes, photographs and renderings of furniture, decorative pieces, and interiors.
- 1928 - 1979
- Majority of material found within 1928 - 1931
- Marvin, Ina Dell (Person)
0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of Ina Dell Marvin's student work, comprised of class reference materials, clip books, correspondence, her diploma, an itinerary for a trip to London, lecture notes, photographs, and renderings of furniture, decorative pieces and interior studies.
The class reference materials include various charts, examples of mouldings and other assignments.
The clip books, comprised of notes, sketches, photographs and clippings, illustrate and explore the decorative trends of the Louis XIV and Louis XV periods. An additional clip book illustrates Marvin's observations pertaining to her studies during a tour of Italy.
Correspondence is comprised of excerpts transcribed from letters written by Marvin during the 1930s and the 1970s that discuss her experiences at the Paris Ateliers.
Lecture notes cover the history and evolution of art and architecture, design, and decoration. Instructors identified in the notes consist of: Mildred Irby, C. John Marsman, Madame Nepveu-de Mestchersky, Clifford Hamilton Preston and Helen Sieglin.
Of particular note in this collection is a photograph of Marvin, as well as a photograph of two Paris Ateliers instructors, John Marsman and Mildred Irby.
Renderings include depictions of furniture and decorative pieces from 1930 and interior studies from 1931.
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Ina Dell Marvin attended the Paris Ateliers of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons The New School for Design) from 1928 to 1931. She received her graduate certificate in Interior Architecture and Decoration in June 1931.
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by format.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Vivian Wilcox, 1999.
The processing of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust.
- Europe -- Description and travel (Places) (Subject) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Interior decoration -- Study and teaching -- France -- 20th century (Subject) (Places) (Temporal) Subject Source: Local sources
- Interior decoration -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York (Subject) (Places) Subject Source: Local sources
- Interior decoration rendering (Subject) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lecture notes (Type of Material) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Measured drawings (Type of Material) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- New York School of Fine and Applied Art. Interior Architecture and Decoration Department
- Paris Ateliers. Interior Architecture and Decoration Department
- Renderings (Type of Material) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sketches (Type of Material) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Student projects (Type of Material) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the Ina Dell Marvin student work
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- September 15, 2010: Will Edmiston significantly revised and expanded descriptive notes.