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National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012

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Series 12:School, 1826-2008
28.5 Linear feet
Boxes 44-56, 68-99

School records contain administrative files, enrollment records, course files, student affairs files, and printed material documenting all aspects of the school's activities.
Administrative files (subseries 12.1) contain material on the school's history and associations, including its 1948 closing and subsequent reopening in 1951, its affiliation with Columbia University in the early 20th century, and its failed merger with New York Academy of Art in 1992. Also found are analytics and expense reports on the school's performance, an extensive comparative study that was commissioned in 1928 to measure the school against similar institutions, and a detailed historical survey compiled in 1919 with summaries of the school's operations since its founding. Other material consists of licensing documents related to the school's official accreditation, and material on the school supply store that was run both by students and outside vendors.
The bulk of enrollment files (subseries 12.2) is comprised of student registration and attendance records. Student course registrations were documented in registers, then on index cards beginning in the 1930s. While information collected varied over the decades, registrations document student names and the year, and may additionally include course name, instructor, and cost. Additional files contain prospectuses, financial aid and scholarship information, applications, and immigration forms for international students.
Course files (subseries 12.3) include calendars, course descriptions, assignments, exams, and information on models used for figure classes. Teacher files are also included here, and contain letters of application, clippings, course proposals, photographic material, and legal contracts.
Student affairs files (subseries 13.4) are comprised of material directly related to the student body. Included are lists of notable students and alumni, material on the student association and student petitions, records of the recipients of awards and prizes, and information regarding War services and death notices, which includes correspondence with the Veterans Administration and announcements of students who passed away during service in World War I and World War II, or in the influenza epidemic of 1918.
Printed materials (subseries 12.5) relate to the promotion and advertising of the school, and include booklets, brochures, bulletins, notices posted for students and faculty, newspaper clippings, and articles containing school and faculty mentions.
The series is arranged as five subseries.
  • 12.1: Administrative Files, 1898-1995
  • 12.2: Enrollment, 1826-2002
  • 12.3: Course Files, 1893-1997
  • 12.4: Student Affairs, 1832-1999
  • 12.5: Printed Material, 1919-2008
12.1:Administrative Files, 1898-1995
DescriptionContainer
Associations and History
1948 Closing, 1948-1949
44
5
1950 Reopening, 1950-1951
44
6
Artists for Victory, circa 1941
44
7
Columbia University, 1898-1907
44
8-9
New York Academy of Art, 1992
44
10
New York University, 1922-1933
44
11
General, 1936-1984
44
12
Analytics and Expense Reports, 1920-1942, 1950-1972
44
13-16
Building Renovation, circa 1955, 1992-1995
44
17
Comparative Studies, 1928
44
18-23
Historical Survey, 1919
44
24-25
Licensing Material, 1973-1979
45
1
School Supply Store, 1934-1969
45
2
12.2:Enrollment, 1826-2002
DescriptionContainer
Applications, 1934-1952, 1892
45
3-7
Financial Aid Information and Scholarship Applications, 1960-1964, 1998-2002
45
8
International Student Applications and Immigration Forms, 1961-1972
45
9
Prospectus and Forms, 1948-1960
45
10
Registers, 1882-1891, 1826
45
11-14
Registers, 1893-1901
45
15-19
Registers, 1899-1905
46
1-3
Registers, 1902-1938
46
4-6
Registration Forms, 1952-1959
46
7-11
Registration Forms, 1960
46
12-14
Registration Forms, 1961
46
15-17
Registration Forms, 1962
46
18
Registration Forms, 1962
47
1-2
Registration Forms, 1963
47
3-5
Registration and Tuition Material, 1963-1964
47
6
Registration Forms, 1964
47
7-8
Registration Forms, 1990
47
9
Registration Index Cards
Aar-Bjo, 1902-1929
47
10
Bla-Cer, 1902-1929
47
11
Ces-Don, 1902-1929
48
1
Doo-Fri, 1902-1929
48
2
Fro-Hal, 1902-1929
48
3
Ham-Jau, 1902-1929
48
4
Jar-Lap, 1902-1929
48
5
Lar-Mar, 1902-1929
48
6
Mas-Nis, 1902-1929
49
1
Nix-Rap, 1902-1929
49
2
Ras-Sce, 1902-1929
49
3
Sch-Squ, 1902-1929
49
4
Sta-Vog, 1902-1929
49
5
Vol-Z, 1902-1929
49
6
Abe-Cha, 1930-1948
68
Che-Fox, 1930-1948
69
Fra-Jaf, 1930-1948
70
Jah-Mas, 1930-1948
71
Mat-Qui, 1930-1948
72
Rab-Sta, 1930-1948
73
Ste-Z, 1930-1948
74
Aut-Dye, 1950s-1980s
50
1
Eag-Kyr, 1950s-1980s
50
2
Lac-Rod, 1950s-1980s
50
3
Roe-Z, 1950s-1980s
50
4
A-Z, 1950-1956
75
A-Z, 1956-1960
76
A-Z, 1960-1962
77
A-Z, 1962-1964
78
A-Z, 1964-1965
79
A-L, 1965-1966
79
M-Z, 1965-1966
80
A-Z, 1966-1967
80
A-Z, 1967-1968
81
A-L, 1968-1969
81
M-Z, 1968-1969
82
A-Z, 1969-1970
82
A-Z, 1970-1971
83
A-N, 1971-1972
83
O-Z, 1971-1972
84
A-Z, 1972-1973
84
A-Z, 1973-1974
85
A-M, 1974-1975
85
N-Z, 1974-1975
86
A-Z, 1975-1976
86
A-Z, 1976-1978
87
A-Z, 1978-1979
88
A-Z, 1979-1980
89
A-Q, 1980-1981
89
R-Z, 1980-1981
90
A-Z, 1981-1982
90
A-Z, 1982-1983
91
A-Z, 1983-1984
92
A-G, 1984-1985
92
H-Z, 1984-1985
93
A-Z, 1985
93
A-L, 1985-1986
93
M-Z, 1985-1986
94
A-Z, 1986
94
A-G, 1986-1987
94
H-Z, 1986-1987
95
A-Z, 1987
95
A-Z, 1987-1988
96
A-Z, 1988-1989
97
Aar-Z, 1988-1990
50
5
A-Z, 1990-1991
98
A-Z, 1991-1995
99
Abr-Z, 1996-1997
50
6
Attendance Records, 1864, 1894, 1901
51
1-3
Attendance Records, 1980-1981
51
4-9
Attendance Records, 1981-1982
51
10-19
Attendance Records, 1982-1983
52
1-12
Attendance Records, 1984-1985
52
13-18
Attendance Records, 1984-1986
53
1-4
Attendance Records, 1986-1989
53
5-8
12.3:Course Files, 1893-1997
DescriptionContainer
Calendars and Course Descriptions, 1929-1959, 1893
53
9
Calendars and Course Descriptions, 1971, 1996
53
10-11
Composition Assignments, 1931-1943
53
12
Exams and Portfolio Reviews, 1931-1942
53
13
Figure Models, 1940s, 1919
53
14
Teachers
A-E, 1950s-1996, 1919
53
15
F-N, 1950s-1996, 1919
53
16
O-Y, 1950s-1996, 1919
53
17
Contracts, 1950s
54
1-2
Contracts, 1960-1971
54
3-5
Contracts, 1972-1989
54
6-7
Contracts, 1992-1997
54
8-11
Faculty Exhibition, 1995
54
12
Salary Information, 1930-1958
54
13
12.4:Student Affairs, 1832-1999
DescriptionContainer
Awards and Prizes
Recipients, 1832-1949
55
1
Recipients, 1885-1930s
54
14-15
Recipients, 1940s-1950s
54
16-17
Recipients, 1953-1997
55
2
Recipients, 1960s-1990s
55
3-8
Study Abroad, 1903-1949
55
9
Exhibitions, 1923-1995
55
10
Notable Students and Alumni, 1927-1996
55
11
Petitions, 1845-1940
55
12
Student Association, 1921-1941
55
13-14
War Services and Death Notices, 1918-1921, 1945-1946
56
1
12.5:Printed Material, 1919-2008
DescriptionContainer
Advertising, 1969-1978
56
2
Booklets and Brochures, 1919-1970s, 1990s, 2008
56
3-4
Bulletins and Notices, 1930s-1977, 2008
56
5-8
Clippings, 1939-1960, 1980s
56
9
General, 1838, circa 1950s, circa 2000
56
10

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