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The Irish Tutor; or, New Lights by the Earl of Glengall

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Plays, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Plays / Plays
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Robert Emmet, The Martyr of Irish Liberty by James Pilgrim

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Plays, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Plays / Plays
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-plays-ref235

Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection

Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Names:
Lord & Taylor  Search this
Davies, Donald  Search this
McCardell, Claire  Search this
Potter, Clare  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Correspondence
Design drawings
Date:
1936 - 1998
Summary:
Papers relating to Virginia "Jimmie" Booth's career as a buyer for Lord and Taylor, where she worked for Dorothy Shaver. Papers include correspondence; photographs; original drawings by designer Clare Potter; printed material including articles, magazine advertising and catalogs; a scrapbook of clippings and memorabilia.
Scope and Contents:
The Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, 1936-1998, focuses primarily on Booth's career as a buyer for Lord & Taylor. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, drawings, clippings, and a scrapbook, and is arranged into seven series.

Series 1: Personal Papers, Photos, and Memoribilia, 1936-1998, includes materials dating from Booth's college days and recent years.

Series 2: Hillandale Business, 1948, 1949, 1972, undated, consists of advertisements, articles, and correspondence. Hillandale Handweavers was the company founded by Booth's father-in-law, Henry Booth.

Series 3: Lord & Taylor Country Clothes Shop, 1952-1960s, contains photographs of the store, advertising, news articles, original illustrations and catalogues.

Series 4: Irish Materials, 1950s-1960s, is made up of articles and photographs of the weavers at work.

Series 5: European Designers, 1955, 1967, 1997, undated, includes articles and photographs related to Donald Davies and Von Eckerman.

Series 6: American Designers, 1948, 1951-1957, undated The bulk of this series consists of a large number of original sketches by Clare Potter, including fabric swatches. There is also a large scrapbook of Potter's featuring articles and advertisements.

Series 7: Miscellaneous, 1962, consists of an issue of the trade publication, The Ambassador.
Arrangement:
Collection is organized into seven series:

Series 1: Personal Papers, Photos, and Memorabilia, 1936-1998

Series 2: Hillandale Business, 1948, 1949, 1972, undated

Series 3: Lord & Taylor Country Clothes Shop, 1952-1960s

Series 4: Irish Materials, 1950s-1960s

Series 5: European Designers, 1955, 1967, 1997, undated

Series 6: American Designers, 1948, 1951-1957, undated

Series 7: Miscellaneous, 1962
Biographical / Historical:
Virginia Wagoner Booth, known as Jimmie Booth, studied printing and engineering at Syracuse University. An engineer with Pratt & Whitney during World War II, she entered the fashion world as a bridal consultant at G. Fox in Hartford in 1945.

In 1952 Dorothy Shaver, of Lord & Taylor, hired Booth for the Hartford store and asked her to develop and manage The Country Clothes Shop in the 5th Avenue store in New York. There, Booth collaborated with and promoted such American designers as Clare Potter, Bonnie Cashin, and Claire McCardell. Booth also worked extensively with European designers.

Married to Bob Booth of Hillandale Weavers, Jimmie promoted the use of both American and European hand-loomed fabrics by her designers. She frequently modeled the fashions herself. Her casual, yet elegant, style is the epitome of "the American Look" still popular today.

In 1998, Jimmie Booth, Dorothy Shaver, and other creators of The American Look were saluted in the exhibition, "Designing Women: American Style 1940-1960" at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford.

In addition to her design work, Booth was a violinist with the Hartford Symphony in the 1940s, and later became the chef at the Brooklyn, Connecticut, Golden Lamb Buttery, which she and her husband, Bob, owned and operated.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Henry Booth Collection, 1948-1974, AC0726

Dorothy Shaver Papers, circa 1922-1959, AC0631
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Virginia "Jimmie" Booth, in May 2000.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Costume design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photographs -- 1940-1970
Correspondence -- 20th century
Design drawings
Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0729
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Time magazine

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Ireland magazine

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref56

General-interest magazines

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966
1958 - 1999
1969
General:
Telefood Magazine, Fine Foods from Ireland issue, 1966 September

Cara: the travel magazine of Aer Lingus-Irish Airlines, Volume 2, Number 1, 1969 January-March

Village Life in Ireland, Syracuse University Alumni Association, Inc., 1999 April 18-26

Irish edition catalog from Scottish Lion Import Shop, 1998 Fall/1999 Winter

Sports Illustrated, 1958 August 25

Northeast: the Hartford Courant, 1988 September 11

Queen, 1965 December 1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref57

Photographs - clothing manufacturing, Shannon, Ireland [Probably Sligo, Ltd.]

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref58

Photographs - clothing manufacturing, Ireland

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref59

Photographs - Edward Doughty & Sons (Drogheda, Ltd.) handweavers, Donegal

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref60

Photographs - handweavers, Enniskerry, County Wicklow

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref61

Photographs - Irish linen workers

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Photographs - Irish craftsmen

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref63

Photographs - Irish women in Woolshop, Irish village

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref64

Photographs - Irish scenes: Blarney Castle, County Cork, and James Joyce's Tower, Dublin

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref65

News articles about Irish crafts

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref66

News articles about Ireland - general

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 4: Irish Materials
Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0729-ref67

Photographs of models in Irish fashions

Collection Creator:
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection
Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection / Series 5: European Designers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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N-O, 1908-1940; undated New Mexico U., U. of Nebraska, North Carolina State C., Northwestern U., U. of Notre Dame, Ohio Northern U., Ohio State U., Ohio Wesleyan U., Oregon State C.

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
23 Items
Container:
Box 5, Folder G
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Contains: "Across the Field," "The Buckeye Battle Cry," "Cheer for the Red and Black," "Down the Line," "Give >em Ev'ything You Got, Nebraska," "Go U Northwestern," "Hike, Notre Dame," "N. D. Victory March," "New Mexico (On the Rio Grande)," "North Carolina State," "Northwestern Push On Song," "Ohio Wesleyan," "Orange >O=," "Sons of the Old O.N.U.," "Twenty Swedes Ran Through the Weeds," "Victory March," "When the Irish Backs Go Marching By!," and "Wild Cat Victory."
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 7: Sports
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 7: Sports / 7.4: Football / General Songs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s07-ref115

Songs about Various Card Games

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
6 Items
Container:
Box 7, Folder D
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1891-1980
Scope and Contents note:
Contains: A The Canasta Song," "The Irish Poker Club," "The Queen of Draw Poker Town," and "Solitaire."
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 7: Sports
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 7: Sports / 7.5: Gambling and Games of Chance / Songs relating to Cards Games
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s07-ref145

Ethnic Songs

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
9 Items
Container:
Box 247, Folder C
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1914-1929
Scope and Contents note:
Includes: Irish American, American Indian, Gypsy, and Egyptian subjects. 
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 4: Songwriters Volumes I and II
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 4: Songwriters Volumes I and II / 4.218: Ephemera / 4.217: J. S. Zamecnik
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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