The New School Archives Digital Collections

Dan Arje papers 1949 – 1981

Collection, KA0001


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.

Related Archival Materials Note

The Kellen Design Archives holds a collection of fashion designer portraits by Parsons School of Design instructor Dora Mathieu (KA.0032). A letter from Mathieu to Arje is present in the Dan Arje papers.

Collection Guide

Guide to the Dan Arje papers

Related people/organizations

Dan Arje
Bonwit Teller & Co
Jasper Johns
Nick Malan
Gene Moore
Robert Rauschenberg
Virginia Roehl
Andy Warhol

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