Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Blank books or albums designed so that a variety of items may be affixed to the pages, including photographs, clippings, and other memorabilia.
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Chester Weinberg (1931-1985) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1951 and served as a visiting critic and lecturer on fashion design at the school from 1955 to 1985. Weinberg rose to fame in the 1960s, establishing his own label, Chester Weinberg Ltd. in 1966. He later became a consultant and was appointed design director of Calvin Klein jeans in 1981. The collection consists of a scrapbook containing news clippings, fashion print ads, and photographs primarily chronicling Weinberg’s...
Dates: 1953 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1975
Summary Dan Arje (1923-1993) was a designer and display director for Bonwit Teller. The collection is primarily comprised of albums containing photographs and news clippings about Arje's displays, as well as correspondence regarding his decorating work for the White House during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, including the decoration of the White House Christmas tree. Also present are materials Arje collected about Bonwit Teller and Tiffany's designer Gene Moore.
Dates: 1949 - 1981
Abstract Eugene Paul Ullman (1877-1953), was an American painter of landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. Ullman studied and later taught with artist William Merritt Chase during the earliest years of the Chase School, predecessor school to what became Parsons School of Design. Ullman then moved from New York to Paris, where he briefly joined James Abbott McNeil Whistler's atelier and began receiving major awards for his work. The collection consists of artwork in the form of sketches and photographs...
Dates: circa 1880-2000
Abstract Consists of 19 scrapbooks containing more than 10,000 prints of fashion illustrations produced between the early 1800s and 1913. The prints primarily depict men's, women's, and children's clothing and accessories, with a small number of images depicting theatrical costumes, architectural and sculptural details, and textile designs. One scrapbook contains swatches of French and Asian textiles. Many of the images were issued originally as portfolio prints, others cut from books and periodicals,...
Dates: circa 1800-1913
Abstract Herbert Sondheim (1895-1966), who lectured at Parsons School of Design in 1946, ran a dressmaking business that produced affordable versions of Parisian high-end fashion. The collection consists of nineteen Herbert Sondheim, Inc. scrapbooks, the bulk of which contain fashion drawings and sketches. Included in some books are sketches depicting the work of Vionnet, Chanel, Molyneux, and other couture houses. The sketches were used by Sondheim designers as templates and inspiration in the early...
Dates: 1923 - 1947
Abstract A leading figure in the development of American ready-to-wear clothing, John Weitz (1923-2002) established one of the first American signature menswear lines. Through various licensing arrangements combined with self-referential advertising campaigns, he established an international consumer base. In addition to fashion design, Weitz pursued an array of other interests, becoming a successful race car driver, yachtsman, bestselling author and photographer. Weitz was a visiting lecturer at...
Dates: 1945 - 1998
Summary French-born Joset Walker (1902-1999) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1928, and soon became a leading designer of ready-to-wear clothing for Saks Fifth Avenue's Theatrical Department. In 1932, Walker served briefly as head costume designer for RKO Pictures, working under the name Josette De Lima. She returned to New York and began designing for wholesale manufacturer David M. Goodstein in 1940, before leaving the company to found...
Dates: circa 1932-1988; Majority of material found within 1932 - 1955
Summary The Mannes School of Music clippings and scrapbook collection consists of news clipping files and scrapbooks that document Mannes from its founding through the early 1990s. The scrapbooks, which cover the school's early history through the 1960s, contain concert programs, advertisements, and news articles. Other scrapbooks, some from before the establishment of Mannes, document the activities of the the school's founders, David and Clara Mannes, in their work as musicians and educators.
Dates: 1910 - 1994
Summary A scrapbook of musical excerpts kept by opera singer Marietta Gazzaniga (1824-1884), who toured the United States and Cuba in the mid-nineteenth century. The Italian soprano compiled autographs, letters, and poems from major nineteenth century Italian composers and other music personalities, notably Giuseppe Verdi, into the bound volume, which spans almost forty years.
Dates: 1845 - 1883
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Abstract The scrapbook, compiled by Nellie Lane Woodruff (1867-circa 1944), contains ephemera about opera singer Lilli Lehmann (1848-1929). It appears from the contents of the scrapbook that Lehmann and Woodruff were acquaintances, if not friends. The scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, and other ephemera documenting Lehmann's professional singing career at the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Bayreuth Festival, and at other venues.