Guide to the William Pahlmann Papers
Collection Abstract: The William Pahlmann Papers provide a rich insight into the world of interior design in the middle of the twentieth century. Pahlmann (1900-1987) was well known for his use of bold colors, textures and mix of antique and modern furnishings. Stressed in all of his work, were the conventions of comfort and functionality as well as his clients' individual tastes. The William Pahlmann Papers are organized into thirty unique series of varying sizes. The papers are organized into correspondence, publicity files, renderings, samples, artifacts, design plans, and client invoices.
Collection Size: 1200 linear feet
Clients' Working Files
American Institute of Decorators (AID) Files
Client Photo Presentation Books
Prospective Client Files
A Matter of Taste Column
Restaurant, Club, and Hotel Memorabilia
John Bassette Research File
Renderings, Photo Boards, and Presentation Boards
Accession Number: 2353
Contact: Ask Hagley or 302-658-2400 ext 330 for more information
Hagley is grateful to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for providing financial support making access to this important collection possible. The NHPRC is the grant-making affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Congress established the NHPRC grants program to promote the preservation and use of America’s documentary heritage.