The New School Archives Digital Collections


The collection contains correspondence from Frank Alvah Parsons, president of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for 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.

Related Archival Materials Note

The Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records (PIC.03.002.1) in the Kellen Design Archives include a file of correspondence between the Kerrs and the Alumni Association.

Related object

Letter from Frank Alvah Parsons to Mr. and Mrs. James Kerr

Collection Guide

Guide to the Frank Alvah Parsons correspondence and tribute by James Wilfrid Kerr

Related people/organizations

New York School of Fine and Applied Art
James Wilfrid Kerr

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