The New School Archives Digital Collections

Jessica Rummel interior decoration working files

Collection, KA0084

About

Ranging from the 1920s through the 1960s, the Jessica Rummel interior decoration working files consist of the files Rummel kept for her New York City-based interior decoration business, which operated during at least part of this period as Harding & Rummel, Inc. The files, which Rummel arranged under subjects such as "Fireplace equipment," "Quilting," "Decorative motifs," and "Egyptian," include small drawings, watercolors, site plans, and tracings of decorative elements, furniture, textiles, and interior layouts produced by Rummel in the course of doing business. The collection also includes vendor literature, magazine and catalog clippings, postcards, price lists, and business correspondence. Rummel was on the faculty of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design) in the Interior Architecture and Decoration Department from 1921 through 1934.

Related Archival Materials Note

A 1931 article written by Rummel published in Good Furniture & Decoration may be found in the Kellen Design Archives' Designer Files under "R."


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Collection Guide

Guide to the Jessica Rummel interior decoration working files

Related person/organization

Harding & Rummel, Inc