Fonds 81-012 - Jean Harstone fonds

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Jean Harstone fonds

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

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  • 1925-1952 (Creation)
    Harstone, Jean

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30 cm of textual records
2 sketchbooks

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Biographical history

Jean Harstone, born 1900, was raised in Peterborough, Ontario. During the early 1920's she attended an architectural/interior design school in New York City and later went on to work in promotion and advertising for the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Radio Network and later for the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Radio Network. Jean Harstone died in 1980.

Custodial history

The fonds was in the custody of the Harstone estate before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of original designs and drawings by Jean Harstone from architectural design school, 1925-1926 and promotion, advertising and program materials from the Columbia Broadcasting System Radio Network and the National Broadcasting Corporation Radio Network, New York City, 1938-1952.

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The fonds was donated by the Harstone estate via E.H. Jones.


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The drawings are architectural elements and furniture designs. There are also a number of drawings accompanying the notes in Folder 3.

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