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Adele Mowton DuBreuil student work

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Identifier: KA-0071-01
Summary Collection consists of Adele Mowton DuBreuil's diploma from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons School of Design) in advertising display, a black and white photographic portrait of her as a young woman after graduation, and 24 small, black and white photographic prints depicting her graphic design work from her time as a student, 1917-1919. Most of the designs are advertisements for consumer goods, although two are World War One propaganda posters encouraging the...
Dates: 1917 - 1923; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1919

Cleora Clark Wheeler student notebook and bookplates

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Identifier: KA-0061-01
Abstract Notes taken by Cleora Clark Wheeler during lectures given by Frank Alvah Parsons at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design), which Wheeler attended in 1912-1913. Also included is a set of bookplates, which was the focus of Wheeler's later career.
Dates: 1910 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1913

Constance P. Brown papers

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Identifier: KA-0057-01
Summary Constance P. Brown attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) from 1913 until 1917, and worked as secretary to Frank Alvah Parsons sometime in the teens or 1920s. The collection consists of postcards and a letter from Parsons to Brown, faculty announcements, school circulars and lecture advertisements, interior decoration class rolls, clippings from 1913-1934, and correspondence with the Parsons School of Design Alumni Association, 1944 and 1961.
Dates: 1913 - 1961; Majority of material found within 1913 - 1934

Francis J. Geck papers

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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. Following a professional career in his native Detroit, Geck became a professor of Fine Arts at University of Colorado, where he taught for 39 years. The papers contain correspondence with Parsons administrators, including Frank Alvah Parsons, design renderings and student work, publications, and...
Dates: 1923 - 2001

Frank Alvah Parsons correspondence and tribute by James Wilfrid Kerr

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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

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Identifier: KA-0037-01
Summary Frank Alvah Parsons (1866-1930) began as an instructor at the New York School of Art in 1904. In 1911 he became director, renaming the school the New York School of Fine and Applied Art to reflect his reorientation of the institution's focus toward the practical design disciplines. The school was later renamed to honor Parsons' leadership. The collection is comprised of published editions of 21 of Parsons' lectures on art, and includes prints of period rooms he used to illustrate his lectures.
Dates: 1917 - 1922

Harry B. Baker papers

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Identifier: KA-0090-01
Abstract Harry B. Baker (1868-1941) was an illustrator who taught at the New York and Paris branches of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (which became Parsons School of Design) in the early 20th century. Before moving to New York, Baker traveled around the American West. He illustrated bar fights, cowboys, Native Americans, and street scenes. The collection includes photographs of Baker and his students, a letter from Frank Alvah Parsons, identity cards and papers, and illustrations by Baker,...
Dates: 1891 - 1946

Jane Bannerman art and design work

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Identifier: KA-0122
Summary Jane Campbell Bannerman studied graphic design and illustration at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now Parsons School of Design), graduating in 1930. She worked for several New York-based firms, including McMillen, Inc., as a graphic and interior designer, and later opened her own textile design and interior decorating business. The collection primarily consists of student work, commercial design work, and travel watercolors, as well as clippings, photographs, and printed materials.
Dates: circa 1927 - circa 1990

Lyman Martin interior decoration work and papers

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Identifier: KA-0031-01
Summary Lyman Martin (1908-2003) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1939 and went to work for Thedlow, a prestigious interior decoration firm. After serving in World War II, Martin returned to Thedlow, where he created interiors, produced watercolor renderings, designed rugs and painted murals for clients. In 1969, Martin was appointed president of Thedlow and stayed until the company closed in 1979. The collection includes student work, renderings and drawings of interiors, sketches, an...
Dates: 1928 - 1992

Margaret McKay Tee papers

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Identifier: KA-0094-01
Abstract Margaret McKay Tee (1882-1955) came to New York from Cripple Creek, Colorado in 1902 to attend Cooper Union. Frank Alvah Parsons, whom she met at Columbia Teacher's College, later hired Tee as a student instructor at the New York School of Art (soon thereafter renamed the New York School of Fine and Applied Art). After moving back to Colorado, Tee carried on a correspondence with Parsons for many years. Tee's papers include correspondence from Frank Alvah Parsons, photographs of Tee's...
Dates: 1908 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1908 - 1924