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Agency history, 1994-2004

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Social History  Search this
Subject:
Kidwell, Claudia Brush  Search this
Bird, William L  Search this
Smith, Barbara Clark  Search this
Melder, Keith E  Search this
Mayo, Edith  Search this
Taylor, Lonn 1940-  Search this
Golovin, Anne Castrodale  Search this
Roth, Rodris  Search this
Myers, Susan H  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Armed Forces History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Ceramics and Glass  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Costume  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Domestic Life  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Political History  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1994
1994-2004
Topic:
Social history  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00241
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_222794

Hart, Schaffner and Marx Records

Creator:
Hart, Schaffner and Marx.  Search this
Names:
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.  Search this
Abt, Levi  Search this
Hart, Harry  Search this
Hart, Max  Search this
Hillman, Sidney  Search this
Marx, Marcus  Search this
Schaffner, Joseph  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sales letters
Stylebooks
Account books
Cashbooks
Retailers
Sales catalogs
Business records
Vouchers
Voucher register
Place:
Chicago (Illinois) -- 1900-1960
Illinois -- 1900-1960
Date:
1901-1955
Summary:
Records from the firm of Hart, Schaffner, and Marx men's clothiers.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection falls roughly into 4 parts. Series 1 is primarily composed of the company's history and its advertising, including a number of style books. The historical materials highlight the firm's importance in the men's clothing industry; the style books are a valuable record of styles in men's clothing during the first half of the 20th century. The Warshaw Collection of Americana contains a number of Hart, Schaffner and Marx style books from 1903 1928 that duplicate a number in this collection. The miscellaneous records in Box 3 relate primarily to a failed retail store that was placed under new management and reports on naval uniforms and government shipments in the first half of the 1940's. Though obviously incomplete, these records illustrate that the company manufactured military uniforms during World War II as well as civilian clothing.

The Trade Board decisions in Series 2 (February 1921 Febuary 1934) provide a colorful picture of early labor management relations and the everyday incidents in the work place that came before the Trade Board. They are also illustrative of good labor management relations that were developed very early in the history of organized labor.

The company's records, kept in minute detail, in notebooks, by hand, comprise Series 3, the largest part of the collection. They are testimony to the many operations involved in the profitable production of a suit, coat, vest, knickers, or trousers that are part of men's clothing. Large books record items such as tailoring specifications for various articles of clothing, hours worked and earnings for specific operations, piece work lists by article and operation for various shops. There are also account books, cash books, and a voucher register. These appear to be illustrative rather than complete records.

Series 4 consists of 2 boxes of materials of the kind used in the manufacture of men's clothing. They have been kept with the records because Hart, Schaffner and Marx was the first manufacturer to have its salesmen work from swatches of material instead of trunk loads of clothing, an innovation soon followed by other manufacturers.

All of the actual company records are prior to 1955. There are a few pieces of descriptive material of a later date.

The arrangement is chronological where appropriate; otherwise, it is alphabetical. Many of the records in Series 3 are handwritten.
Arrangement:
Divided into 4 series.

Series 1: Company History, Advertising and Style Books

Series 2: Trade Board Decisions, 1921-34

Series 4: Company Records, 1903-1946

Series 4: Material Swatches, undated
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1872, twenty-one year old Harry Hart and his 18-year-old brother Max opened a retail store for men's clothing on State St. in Chicago, Illinois. In 1879 two brothers in law Levi Abt and Marcus Marx joined them. Eight years later Levi Abt left and Joseph Schaffner, a cousin of the Harts, took his place. Thus in 1887 Hart, Schaffner and Marx was born.

The transition from retailing only to manufacturing evolved from clothing that was made to sell in their own store. There was an apparent need for facilities to supply ready made men's clothing to interested retailers and the business prospered.

High quality workmanship and improved employee management relationships were among early goals of the company. A labor agreement of 1911, initiated by Joseph Schaffner, was developed in cooperation with Sidney Hillman, then a cutter in a Hart, Schaffner and Marx factory. As a result Joseph Schaffner emerged as a leader and humanitarian and Sidney Hillman led the way for workers to cooperate with management wherever possible. The 1911 agreement became the model for the men's clothing industry and later for women's clothing. It was the foundation on which the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America was built and helped to rid the United States of sweatshops in the clothing industry. Sidney Hillman in later years won world acclaim as a labor leader and became an advisor on labor relations to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hart, Schaffner and Marx became known for a number of "firsts" in the clothing industry in addition to its peaceful labor relations. The firm introduced a one price policy permitting no cut rates or better prices for any one; it advertised nationally; it introduced the tropical weight suit for summer wear. The company conceived and carried out selling with swatches of materials thus doing away with the practice of salesmen using trunk loads of clothing to demonstrate their line. It was the first manufacturer to offer proportional fit clothing made for men of different build as well as different size. Hart, Schaffner and Marx was also among the first to develop and expand its own retail division. By the firm's 75th anniversary in 1962 it had 78 stores in 37 metropolitan areas inspite of being thought of primarily as a manufacturer. Based in Chicago it did business throughout the United States.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Hart, Schaffner and Marx, 1973.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Probable copyright and trademark restrictions.
Topic:
Clothing trade -- 1900-1960  Search this
Clothing stores -- 1900-1960  Search this
Industrial relations  Search this
Men's clothing industry -- 1900-1960  Search this
Men's clothing  Search this
Retail trade -- 1900-1960  Search this
Trade-unions -- 1900-1960  Search this
Sweatshops  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sales letters
Stylebooks -- 1900-1960
Account books -- 20th century
Cashbooks -- 1900-1950
Retailers -- 1900-1960
Sales catalogs -- 1900-1960
Business records -- 20th century
Vouchers -- 1900-1960
Voucher register
Citation:
Hart, Schaffner and Marx Records, 1901-1955, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0426
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8181af443-482f-4de7-bbe1-21ecd3d23157
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0426
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Agency history, 1980-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Social and Cultural History  Search this
Subject:
Kulik, Gary  Search this
Crouch, Tom D  Search this
Crew, Spencer R. 1949-  Search this
Golovin, Anne Castrodale  Search this
Harris, Elizabeth M  Search this
Kidwell, Claudia Brush  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Numismatic Collection  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Philatelic Collection  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Social and National History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Political History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Ceramics and Glass  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Costume  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Domestic Life  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Community Life  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Textiles  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of National History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Photographic History  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1980
1980-1994
Topic:
Social history  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00113
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217766

Dorothy Shaver Papers

Creator:
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959  Search this
Donor:
Shaver, Elsie  Search this
Names:
Lord & Taylor  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Extent:
14 Sound recordings
32 Cassette tapes
1 Electronic discs (CD)
6 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Cassette tapes
Electronic discs (cd)
Clippings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
78 rpm records
Phonograph records
Professional papers
Date:
circa 1920-1959; undated
bulk 1945-1959
Summary:
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dorothy Shaver, one of the best-known female executives in the 1950s; Shaver became the first female president of Lord & Taylor in 1945.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the personal and professional life of Dorothy Shaver. Types of materials include correspondence, clippings, biographical narratives, interviews, statements to the press, event programs, speeches, certificates, obituaries, awards and honorary degrees, souvenir publications, advertisements, scrapbooks, planning documents, travel itineraries, notes, invitations, seating lists, photographs, and audio recordings. These materials range in date from 1920 to 1959, but the bulk date is from 1945 to 1959. Those interested in the history of women in business, fashion merchandising, the department store Lord & Taylor, the "American Look" as a fashion trend, and the creation of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will find this collection useful. An oral history interview was conducted with Elsie Shaver, sister of Dorothy Shaver, in 1973.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Personal Papers, 1920s-1959; undated

Series 2: Professional Papers, 1927-1959; undated

Series 3: Social and Professional Activities, 1928-1959; undated

Series 4: Photographs, about 1920-1959; undated

Series 5: Audio Recordings, 1946-1948; 1956, 1973
Biographical History:
Dorothy Shaver was born on July 29, 1893, in Center Point, Arkansas to, Sallie Borden and James D. Shaver, a lawyer and judge. After graduating from Mena High School in 1910, Dorothy went on to study at the University of Arkansas and the University of Chicago. She moved to New York City with her sister Elsie, an artist, in the 1920s. Acting as an agent for her sister, Dorothy sold some of Elsie's fashion drawings to the department store Lord & Taylor. Dorothy also promoted Elsie's "Five Little Shaver" dolls, which became a major fad after Lord &Taylor introduced them.

Impressed, Lord & Taylor hired Dorothy Shaver to head its Comparative Shopping Bureau, the main purpose of which was to spy on other department stores. Shaver eventually reorganized this department to create a Bureau of Stylists in an effort to improve Lord & Taylor's merchandising strategy and set the pace for style in New York. Her career with Lord & Taylor skyrocketed from there. In 1927, Shaver became a member of Lord & Taylor's board of directors and in 1931, she was named a vice president. In 1937, she was elevated to first vice president and on December 19, 1945, she was named president of Lord & Taylor, becoming one of the first female executives of a large department store. One year later, she was elected to the board of directors of the Associated Dry Goods Corporation, of which Lord & Taylor was a division.

Under Shaver's direction, Lord & Taylor became one of the first department stores to sell clothing specifically designed for different subsets of their customer base; teenaged girls, young adult women, petite women, and career women. She also introduced a bridal shop and a maternity department. She was known for her unique merchandising techniques, such as spraying perfume from the store's marquee in an effort to sell perfume and attract customers. Six suburban branches were opened under her leadership in Manhasset, New York, 1941; Scarsdale, New York, 1948; Millburn, New Jersey, 1949; West Hartford, Connecticut, 1953; Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 1954; and Garden City, New York, 1956.

Shaver was also known for her early recognition of American fashion designers. She promoted the "American Look" as a fashion trend, putting American designers on par with French designers. Her efforts fueled the careers of many American designers including Clare Potter, Claire McCardle, and Nettie Rosenstein. In 1937, Shaver established the American Design Awards, an annual event hosted by Lord & Taylor highlighting the achievements of innovators in the fields of design, the arts, housing, education, the sciences, and international relations.

Shaver also helped establish the Museum of Costume Art, which became the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1944. She was chairman of the institute's executive committee and was a member of the Museum's board of trustees. In 1942, as a merchandising consultant to the office of Quartermaster General, Shaver supervised the design of new uniforms and accessories for nurses in the military.

Shaver received numerous citations and awards over the course of her life, including honorary degrees from Syracuse University (1947), Bates College (1949), New York University (1950), Russell Sage College (1951), Lafayette College (1957), and Wheaton College (1957).

Shaver suffered a stroke and died soon after on June 28, 1959; she is buried in Texarkana, Arkansas. Her gravestone has the year of her birth as 1897, four years later than her actual birth date. This error apparently was done on the instruction of her sister, Elsie, because the two women enjoyed misrepresenting their ages.
Bibliographic references:
Lord and Taylor advertisement in: Museum of the City of New York, Paris, and New York. Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940 Monacelli Press, 1928, p. 166;
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Freda Diamond Collection, circa 1945-1984 (AC0616)

Estelle Ellis Collection, 1944-1994, #423, Brownie Wise Papers, circa 1928-1968 (AC0509) California Shop Records, 1938-1942 (AC0572)

Setting the Precedent: Four Women Who Excelled in Business, featuring Freda Diamond, Estelle Ellis, Dorothy Shaver, and Brownie Wise.
Related Artifacts:
The Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) holds artifacts relating to S. Newman Darby and his invention of the windsurfer, including an original board, boom and mast, and sail dating from 1964. See accessions #1998.0086 and #1998.0323.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Museum's Division of Home and Community Life by Dorothy Shaver's sister, Elsie Shaver, in 1973.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original audio acssettes are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.
Topic:
Costume design  Search this
Women in business -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
78 rpm records
Phonograph records
Professional papers
Citation:
Dorothy Shaver Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0631
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Dorothy Shaver Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep846b248bb-7d72-45b7-94c6-78a9533028f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0631
Online Media:

Enoch Steen Collection

Creator:
J.B. Simpson, Inc.  Search this
Steen, Enoch  Search this
Steen, Richard (merchant)  Search this
Names:
Lewis & Thomas Saltz  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sales catalogs
Office memoranda
Correspondence
Date:
1888-1972
Summary:
Enoch Steen was born in Norway in 1888. His family moved to the United States and settled in Minnesota in 1890. In 1913 he began working with Meyer & Company, a tailor-to-trade business in Chicago. This company had acquired the American Woolen Mills Company from Sears, Roebuck & Co. in 1900. Meyer & Company also sold clothes under the names of Paragon Tailoring Company and the Lincoln Trading Company. Steen's principal duties were sales and advertising.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is organized into two series. The first series consists of material relating to early tailoring companies in existence before the establishment of J.B. Simpson, Incorporated in Chicago. Included are magazines, advertisements for salesmen, photographs of vaudeville actors endorsing the clothes, catalogues of several companies featuring, among the regular line, the jazz style suit. The second series includes articles, correspondence, and memos about the history and organization of J.B. Simpson, Incorporated from 1920 to 1972. In addition, there are measurement instructions and devices for measuring men for suits, manuals, memos and newsletters which were directed to showroom managers and to the salesmen.

This collection should be of particular interest to persons researching men's wear during the late nineteenth and much of the twentieth century through the history of one company, J.B. Simpson, Incorporated of Chicago.
Arrangement:
This collection is divided into two series:

Series 1: Tailoring Companies Before J.B. Simpson, Incorporated, 1888-1918, undated

Series 2: J.B. Simpson, Incorporated Records, 1923-1972, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Enoch Steen was born in Norway in 1888. His family moved to the United States in 1890, and he grew up on a farm in Minnesota. In 1913 he began working with Meyer & Company, a tailor-to-trade business in Chicago. This company, which had acquired the American Woolen Mills Company from Sears, Roebuck & Company in 1900, also sold clothes under the names of Paragon Tailoring Company and the Lincoln Trading Company. Steen's principle duties were sales and advertising.

Meyer & Company concentrated its business in the rural areas of the American South, where it specialized in the "Jazz Style Suit with Dip Fronts." The suits had a dip front coat and peg top trousers with strong, vivid colors and fabric patterns. The term jazz was actually a derogatory one and was used by Steen as a quick means of identification. Nifty, sassy, smart, and foxy were used as descriptors in letters and advertising. They were sold from 1900 through 1920, directly to the customer by salesmen on commission. Salesmen were recruited by the company through classified advertisements in magazines and newspapers. The company provided each salesman samples, a tape measure, self-measurement order blanks, and catalogues. All communication between the salesmen and the company was done by mail.

Steen purchased a list of 1,500,000 names of persons in small hamlets and rural routes in the South from a man who had used the names for liquor sales. A million circulars were sent to prospective agents on the list, and soon the American Woolen Mills Company became the leader in the field. From 1913 to 1921, Steen never saw a man wearing a jazz style suit, although thousands were shipped every month to the deep South. However, it seemed that Meyer and Company would have to go into bankruptcy. Steen formulated the idea of writing to each of the customers whose suits had been returned unclaimed even though they had already paid a five dollar deposit, and offer them the suit at a third off or a quarter the price. This strategy was a big success and brought in half a million dollars.

Steen used the name J.B. Simpson as the letterhead when writing to these customers explaining that he was a jobber in men's suits and woolens. The name Simpson was that of a woman sharing a hospital room with his wife, and the initials J.B. belonged to the office manager of Meyer & Company.

Business was still bad and employees idle. Steen suggested that new customers would have to be drawn from the northern cities and towns where men were on the payrolls of factories and businesses. The South would never be the same and many people had moved north to work. He put an ad in the country edition of the Chicago Sunday Tribune looking for salesman to, "sell $50 suits for $29.50. You keep $4., your comm. No exper. needed." Hundreds of answers were received and twelve new agents were selected to try sample test lines. It was at this point that J.B. Simpson, Incorporated was selected to be the name of the new company.

As the test agents brought in new business from northern communities, application forms went to all who answered. Orders were placed for 1,000 style books, order blanks, and other necessary supplies. These were sent to the agents in December, 1921. By the first week of January, 1922, the shops and workshops were working at full capacity, and at the end of six months a handsome profit had been made. There was no idle overhead, no advertising expense, almost no loss on unclaimed garments, no road men, no jobber expense, no retail cost and practically no selling expense for the $6.50 sample line for each agent. This success continued for the next 18 months. By 1924 the depression was over and many agents returned to their old jobs. Steen had to work hard for business.

Gradually, Steen realized that it would be possible to succeed in Chicago or any large city. Starting with an agent in Chicago who sold many suits, more agents were hired and more orders came in. One of the agents suggested that it would be helpful if there could be a factory showroom in the building where they could meet their customers, write up orders and take delivery. This produced so much business that a manager was employed. A sales and service room was established in the Chicago Loop district which proved even more successful. New York City was the next location for a factory sales and serve room and then Detroit. The Simpson creed, expounded by Enoch Steen in speeches and employee newsletters, was as follows:

Good, better best

Never stop to rest

Til the good is better

And the better, best

From 1922 on, Meyer & Company sold a line under the Simpson name through the Simpson sales organization. An increasing amount of the company's sales volume was secured under the Simpson name. In 1933, some Meyer & Company assets were transferred to J.B. Simpson, Incorporated. In 1937, a group of Chicago businessmen headed by Steen and George Kuh acquired control from the members of the Meyer and Strauss families and assumed active management of the company.

In an in-house newsletter of 1937, mention was made of the Lady Simpson division specializing in ladies tailor made clothes, accounting for seven percent of the company's volume by October 1952. In 1942, Simpson took over the A. Nash Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, its name, sales and manufacturing plant, and retained the Nash Golden Rule Clothes line. During World War II, Simpson Clothing Company manufactured uniforms for the Navy and Coast Guard.

By the middle of 1951, J.B. Simpson, Incorporated had 22 companies and owned branch showrooms in various large cities. From the beginning, the employees in the shops and workrooms were members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union. All salesmen were paid a commission. A profit-sharing plan was put into effect in 1944 for managers, department heads, supervisors, and others who contributed to the company's success, but the result of whose work could not be accurately and separately measured. The payroll for shops and offices averaged 1,000 people. It was assumed that they produced about 150,000 orders a year.

In 1957, Enoch Steen became president of Edwards and Hill. This firm purchased Bullock and Jones, a San Francisco men's clothing store, in September 1947. It also owned Hill store in Chicago and two stores under the name of Lewis and Thomas Saltz in Washington, D.C.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) holds artifacts related to this collection.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Smithsonian by Richard Steen(son of Enoch), president of Lewis and Thomas Saltz, Incorporated, in 1973. Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Costume, 1995.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Topic:
Fashions (men)  Search this
Clothing stores  Search this
Tailoring  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Manufacturing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sales catalogs
Office memoranda
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Enoch Steen Collection, 1888-1972, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0206
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Enoch Steen Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep877063fa1-5777-45a1-a474-34f4a4e0b464
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0206

Madamoiselle Good News for Summer script

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 4: Slides
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82c2d0a96-123f-4e92-8785-ee9fd50d4b52
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref530

I.C.C. Claudia Kidwell/Grant McCracken

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (Hi8)
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (hi8)
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 2: Videocassettes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d8d03031-2cf9-4d28-ab7a-38a83a432f9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref536

Down Mexico Way

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (16mm color composite optical track print, 175 feet)
Container:
Reel OF801.10
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Reels
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Producer: Produced for DuPont by Spectrum Associates.

Notes: Wardrobe by Wrangler in ADacron polyester.

Note on box: Print #35. 553 TV Tape on film: Bell telephone Down Mexico Way 4:50.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 1: Films / 1.1: DuPont Industrial Fashion Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81c3f80db-d1b1-4d83-8693-f65285fc3909
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref538

Session with Edward Maeder

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-09-28
Scope and Contents:
Pattern Cutting of Historic Clothing
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 3: Audio Tapes and Cassettes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a979aff7-60dc-4416-ac4f-848670a48b3b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref555

Coll. Man.

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984-03-17
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 3: Audio Tapes and Cassettes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88fd76562-e2bf-46e4-bdd2-d81f0f0df90f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref566

American Designer Fashions for Spring 71

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (16mm color composite optical track print, 175 feet)
Container:
Reel OF801.2
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Reels
Date:
circa 1971
Scope and Contents:
Descriptive Summary: Features models in the desert showing off new fashions. Creator: Producer: Produced by DuPont.

Notes: Featuring: Boutique Donald Brooks, Branell, George Bullock, Bymini, Ginovi, Kleibacker, Lisa meril, Robert David Morton, Leo Narducci, Posh, Richard Tam, Travilla, Levino Verna. Spring fashions in Qiana nylon.

Leader: M71-1086 Assoc. Film Consult Mercury Newsfilm: Dupont Qiana Amer. Designer Fashions for Spring 1971.

Box: American Designer Fashions for Spring >71.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 1: Films / 1.1: DuPont Industrial Fashion Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84a073524-16f5-404b-8cea-295614088be4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref515

Golf Reel #2

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (16mm silent camera original reversal, 300 feet)
Container:
Reel OF801.22
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Reels
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Notes: Note on can: Home Castle
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 1: Films / 1.3: Miscellaneous Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep878724fdf-14e4-4b98-8035-c1598153254d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref550

Suiting Everyone Clothing Adv. Panel

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-09-28
Scope and Contents:
5 tapes [labeled 2-6, missing #1]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 3: Audio Tapes and Cassettes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c854380a-09bb-4d37-b6dc-ecbf510cf646
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref554

Evan-Picone & Frank Smith

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-04-12
Scope and Contents:
Side 1: Biography; Side 2: How it All Starts Part 3: Side 2: The Factory, Production planning

Interviewer: Barbara Dickstein
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 3: Audio Tapes and Cassettes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ae264f8e-7464-4e01-9700-196432663869
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref556

Unidentified , 3 tapes

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 3: Audio Tapes and Cassettes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87f30b4a4-5e82-4059-9fa0-ad3fd8d16df4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref564

Evan-Picone Interview, Irving Spotalnica

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-11
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 3: Audio Tapes and Cassettes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80e356843-29d2-4b89-96d5-a1d87806cbf2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref565

Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
23 Film reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Slides (photographs)
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1928-1989
Scope and Contents note:
Films, videos, tape recordings, and slides on fashion and clothing.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Films, 1920s-1930s, 1970s Series 2: Videocassettes, undated

Series 3: Audio Tapes and Cassettes, 1970s-1990s

Series 4: Slides, 1962,1974-1975
Biographical / Historical:
These materials were transferred from the Division of Costume to the Archives Center.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977 (NMAH.AC.0007)

Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection, 1925-1977 (NMAH.AC.0233)

Estelle Ellis Collection, 1941-1994 (NMAH.AC.0423)

Priscilla of Boston Collection, 1940-1996(NMAH.AC.0557)

Maidenform Collection, 1922-1997 (NMAH.AC.0585)

Dorothy Shaver Papers, ca. 1922-1959 (NMAH.AC.0631)

Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection (NMAH.AC.0729)
Provenance:
Collection transferred by Division of Social History.,National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
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.
Topic:
Fashion -- 20th century  Search this
Costume design -- 1920-1990  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0801
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e576c6cc-1e61-474e-b7ca-b3939b29f424
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0801

Around the World Holiday Caper

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (16mm color composite optical track print, 600 feet)
Container:
Reel OF801.3
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Reels
Date:
circa 1971
Scope and Contents:
Descriptive Summary: Features models on assignment in Rome, India, Hong Kong, Australia, and Fiji.

Producer: DuPont

Notes: Qiana nylon for DuPont. Filmed in cooperation with BOAC. All other credits differ for each segment.

Rome: Fashions by Maxine de La Falaise for Blousecraft. John Haggins for Stella Fagin and Dominic Rompollo.

India: Fashions by Gayle Kirkpatrick (1935 - 1997) for Bymini (Tupelo, Miss. born fashion designer who was known for his youthful, modern approach to American sportswear). John Haggins for Stella Fagin.

Hong Kong: Fashions by Maxine de La Falaise for Blousecraft. John Haggins for Stella Fagin. Bill Tice for Royal Robes.

Australia: Fashions by Maxine de La Falaise for Blousecraft. Jack Bodi for Concept VII and Robert David Morton.

Fiji: Fashions by Gayle Kirkpatrick for Bymini.Kasper for Joan Leslie and Robert David Morton.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 1: Films / 1.1: DuPont Industrial Fashion Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8abbe8a83-160e-48fd-bad9-953f49176545
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref516

Quandry in Quebec

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (16mm color composite optical track print, 190 feet)
Container:
Reel OF801.5
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Reels
Date:
circa 1971
Scope and Contents:
Notes: Women's clothing by Bobbie Brooks. Men's clothing by Donegal.Wintuk yarns of Orlon acrylic and ADacron polyester. Filmed in cooperation with Le Chateau Frontenac [a luxury hotel in Quebec].

Note on box: M71-1139
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 1: Films / 1.1: DuPont Industrial Fashion Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81f74fd02-aed3-4be9-b04c-9dd73a249a10
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref518

Madamoiselle's What Works: Accessories slides

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection / Series 4: Slides
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8dbe5a96f-4702-42a8-a848-d007e714aa61
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0801-ref529

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