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Raymond Waldron papers 1939-1994

Collection, KA0044

About

Raymond S. Waldron, Jr. (1913-2002) attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (which became Parsons School of Design) from 1938-1941. After serving in World War II, Waldron worked for Lord & Taylor. In 1965, he established his own interior decoration firm. The Raymond Waldron papers include student work, a travel sketchbook, and professional files. Work from Waldron's years at New York School of Fine and Applied Art include notebooks with graded assignments, instructor handouts, sketches, and tracings; and larger-format renderings of European interiors and sites. A travel sketchbook reflects Waldron's later design studies in New York, France and Italy. Materials from Waldron's professional career include project files, design research, stereo slides of the Blair House, among other projects, and publicity for his business.

Related Archival Materials

Fellow Parsons alumnus and designer Lyman Martin's interior decoration work and papers (KA.0031) in the Kellen Design Archives includes an illustrated travel journal from the same period as Waldron's sketchbook. Entries in Martin's journal indicate they both participated in a Parsons-sponsored European program following their respective service during World War II.

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New York School of Fine and Applied Art
Raymond S. Waldron
Paris Ateliers
Parsons School of Design
Lord & Taylor