The New School Archives Digital Collections

Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library records 1957 – 2009; 1977 – 2009

Collection, PC080101


The records of the Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library of Parsons The New School for Design consist of administrative files generated by library administrators and school executives. Topics include library collections, facilities, fund raising, instruction, policies and procedures, and staffing, as well as the library's role in school acceditation. While the earliest records document the library's activities in the late 1950s, the bulk of the records dates from the period after Parsons re-located from East 54th Street to 66 Fifth Avenue in 1972.

Related Archival Materials Note

Files related to the activities and functions of the Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library will also be found in the Kellen Design Archives in the following record groups: Deans, presidents, and executive offices: Charles Olton, Leslie Cadman; Administrative offices: Development; Parsons School of Design Alumni Association; Printed materials: Exhibitions, Posters. The Kellen Design Archives' Fashion Print Scrapbooks consists of fashion plates and advertisements collected by library staff for student use. The Kellen Design Archives' René Bouché fashion illustrations (KA.0038) include artwork displayed in the inaugural exhibition of the Adam L. Gimbel Library.

Related person/organization

Parsons the New School for Design

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