Marianne Salinger Collection Addenda
Scope and Content Note
The Marianne Salinger Collection Addenda contains documentation related to members of Marianne Salinger's family, her early years, and her creative career. Included in the collection are original and photocopied official documents, a baby book, many photographs, sketches, newspaper and magazine clippings, genealogical notes and memoirs, and a notebook.
The collection is divided into two series by topic. The first series consists of personal and family documentation, including items such as birth certificates, a baby book and a résumé that provide basic biographical information along with further documentation of family members. The second series relates to Marianne Salinger's career as a designer with many photographs and some slides of her work, depicting both her decoration of stores and store windows as well as her creation of decorative items. Advertisements for her creations as well as sketches of them are also included.
- Majority of material found within 1950s-1960s
- Salinger, Marianne, 1923- (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
On March 22, 1939, Gertrude Salinger and her children, Marianne and Fred, left Berlin for the Netherlands and England, eventually immigrating to the United States and settling in Kew Gardens, New York. In New York, Marianne attended the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan.
In 1949, Marianne went to Paris to live with her younger cousins Jacques and Nina Gunsbourg, whose parents had died in the Holocaust. Once back in New York, she opened her own design studio in Forest Hills. She worked with many Fifth Avenue stores on custom-made window display or store decorations, including the furniture store W.J. Sloane's and Bergdorf Goodman's. After a number of years, she was offered the manager’s position at the St. Regis Hotel flower shop and later joined Elizabeth Arden as the salon decorator. Her last position was as an office manager in a structural engineering firm where she stayed for twelve years. Upon her retirement she started volunteering for the Leo Baeck Institute.
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The Marianne Salinger Collection Addenda focuses on Marianne Salinger's creative work, but also holds materials related to her family and early life. Included in the collection are original and photocopied official documents, a baby book, many photographs, sketches, newspaper and magazine clippings, genealogical notes and memoirs, and a notebook.
The collection is arranged in two series:
During the processing of the archival collection, the folders of the collection were organized into series. Untitled folders were assigned titles based on their contents. Some specific information on identification of folder contents was obtained from Marianne Salinger.
- Berlin (Germany)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Crafts & decorating
- Feige family
- Genealogical tables
- Ginsburg family
- New York (N.Y.)
- Official documents
- Rawitscher family
- Salinger family
- Salinger, Marianne, 1923-
- Show windows
- Show windows--Design.
- Store decoration
- W. & J. Sloane
- Women artisans
- Guide to the Papers of Marianne Salinger 1893-1996 AR 25637
- Processed by Dianne Ritchey
- © 2015
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Edition statement
- This version was derived from MarianneSalingerAddenda.xml
- August 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States