Guide to the Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection

Collection ID:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
3 boxes
23 Film reels

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Films, videos, tape recordings, and slides on fashion and clothing.

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
Biographical / Historical
These materials were transferred from the Division of Costume to the Archives Center.

Jennifer Snyder
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection transferred by Division of Social History.,National Museum of American History.
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center by the Division of Costume (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) in 2000. Additional fashion-related films were also transferred at the same time, but were placed in other collections, specifically, the Jantzen Collection and the Dorothy Shaver Collection.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Jennifer Snyder and Vanessa Broussard Simmons, 2002.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection, 1928-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.

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)

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Costume design -- 1920-1990 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scripts (documents) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012