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Parsons School of Design oral history program ➔ Audio interview with Jane Bannerman

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Jane Campbell Bannerman (interviewee)
Wendy Scheir (interviewer)


October 27 2010


Interviewed by archivist Wendy Scheir at Jane Campbell Bannerman’s apartment at 88th Street and Park Avenue in New York City. Bannerman mentions her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and her education at Parsons School of Design’s Paris Ateliers campus at 9 Place des Vosges. At the Paris Ateliers, Bannerman met and studied under Eleanor McMillen, William Odom, Frank Alvah Parsons, and Van Day Truex. Bannerman describes Truex’s educational approach and style of dress in great detail. She later graduated from the illustration department at Parsons School of Design in 1930, and then pursued a career as an interior decorator. As a decorator, Bannerman worked for McMillen, Braunschweig and Fils, and herself.





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