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Ina Dell Marvin student work

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0063-01

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1928 - 1979
  • Majority of material found within 1928 - 1931

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Biographical note

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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

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.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by format.

Other Finding Aids

For selected item-level description and images from the Ina Dell Marvin student work, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/KA0063.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Vivian Wilcox, 1999.

Related Materials

Researchers may also wish to consult the New School Archives' additional holdings of student work from the Interior Design Department to gain perspective on interior design education in Parsons School of Design academic departments, programs and schools collection (pre-2009 accessions) (PC.02.01.01) and Parsons School of Design academic departments, programs and schools (PC.02.01.02).

External Support

The processing of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Title
Guide to the Ina Dell Marvin student work
Status
Completed
Author
Jillian Cuellar
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • September 15, 2010: Will Edmiston significantly revised and expanded descriptive notes.