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Art schools -- New York (State) -- New York

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Lesley Cadman records

 Record Group
Identifier: PC-01-06-01
Scope and Content of Collection

The Lesley Cadman records were created or received by Lesley Cadman during her term as vice dean of Parsons School of Design. Some records pre-date Cadman's arrival at Parsons.

Dates: 1976 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1982 - 2001

New School periodicals collection

Identifier: NS-05-06-01

Included in this record group are publications issued on a regular basis by The New School, and schools, divisions and offices of the university, including publications of Parsons School of Design and Mannes School of Music dating prior to their affiliation with The New School.

Dates: 1920 - 2022; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2008

New York School of Art reference index (1896-1912)

 Collection — Box mixed p_14 (R): [Barcode: 31207034061808], Folder: 12-32
Identifier: PC-08-03-01

This collection consists of an index of publications that reference The New York School of Art (which became Parsons School of Design in 1941) or artists associated with it as students or faculty from the time of the school's founding in 1896 to 1912. The index was assembled by New School Archives staff between 1996 and 2006.

Dates: 1996 - 2006

New York School of Fine and Applied Art provisional charter

 Item — Box Mixed p_OSx-1 (F), Folder: 9
Identifier: PC-01-01-03

William Merritt Chase established Parsons School of Design in 1896 as the Chase School of Art. The name of the school changed to the New York School of Art in 1902, and to the New York School of Fine and Applied Art in 1909. This charter documents the 1909 name change. In 1940, the school was renamed Parsons School of Design in honor of former President Frank Alvah Parsons and to differentiate it from other, similarly named institutions.

Dates: 1909 October 28

Parsons School of Design governance collection

Identifier: PC-01-01-01

Prior to 1970, when Parsons School of Design was an independent entity, it was led by a president and Board of Trustees. Upon merging with The New School, authority transferred to a central Board of Trustees for The New School and a Board of Overseers for Parsons. The collection includes minutes and reports from before and after the merger. Topics discussed include finances and development, institutional growth, curriculum, and new technologies.

Dates: 1912 - 2003

Parsons School of Design handbooks and orientation materials collection

Identifier: PC-05-05-01

Contains handbooks and guides issued by the administration of Parsons School of Design and The New School to familiarize Parsons faculty, students, and students' families with school regulations, policies, and procedures. Also includes materials designed to acquaint students with aspects of living and studying in New York City.

Dates: 1968 - 2007, undated

Parsons School of Design Office of the President records

 Record Group
Identifier: PC-01-01-02

This collection consists of records created and received by Parsons School of Design Presidents Sterling A. Callisen (president 1959-1963) and Francis A. Ruzicka (president 1963-1969), and records of the Parsons Academic Dean's Office and Business Manager from the 1950s-1960s. Contains correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and curriculum proposals. Some files are restricted. Please email for details.

Dates: 1908 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1951 - 1970

Parsons School of Design photograph collection

Identifier: PC-04-01-01

Includes 1,425 photographs, contact sheets and negatives documenting Parsons student and campus life, including exhibitions, award and fashion shows, guest lectures, field trips, and campus construction projects.

Dates: circa 1920s - 2003; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000

Parsons School of Design poster collection

Identifier: PC-05-07-01

Contains 236 posters created for academic departments and administrative offices of Parsons The New School for Design, including promotional posters for summer sessions and study abroad programs, recruiting by specific departments, and publicity for exhibitions, public programs, and internship fairs. With the exception of a 1927 poster advertising a dance, the series does not contain any material created prior to 1956.

Dates: 1927 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1956 - 2006

Parsons School of Design syllabi

 Record Group
Identifier: PC-01-05-01

Consists of Parsons School of Design syllabi compiled by the Office of the Dean in electronic formats between 2006 and 2014. While not comprehensive, approximately 20,000 courses are documented over a seven year period during which Parsons School of Design experienced a significant structural re-organization.

Dates: 2006 - 2014