Guide to the Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0897
Creators:
Sun, Ming-ju
Dates:
circa 1972-2002, undated
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Cubic feet
5 boxes, 1 map-folder
Repository:
Fashion drawings and the photographic work of Ming-Ju Sun while as an employee of Garfinckel's Department Store and as an independent artist.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of the original drawings and photographic work of Ming-Ju Sun as an employee of Garfinckel's Department Store and as an independent artist. It includes original artwork, newspaper advertisement tear sheets, photographic materials, fashion illustration coloring books, fashion catalogs, and other materials that provide information about the fashion industry and its advertising. The materials document women's fashions dating from 1972- to 2002. The collection is a rich resource for advertising art in the 20th century, fashion and costume design, and fashion history.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in two series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ming-Ju Sun arrived in the United States from China in the 1940s. In the early 1970s, she studied fine art, taking classes on the history of costume and textiles as well as Chinese and Japanese history at the University of Maryland. While earning her graduate degree she worked as a fashion illustrator for the Garfinckel's department store located in Washington, DC. Beginning in the 1980s, Sun worked as an independent artist creating hand-illustrated paper-doll, sticker, and coloring books for Dover Publishing. Her artwork has been shown in galleries in Washington, DC.
Source: Collecting and Discovering Ming-Ju Sun: Paper-doll Cues to a Family History by Rachel Endoso, December 10, 2014.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Danleigh H. Kaplan, intern, September 2005; supervised by Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, archivist.
Author
Danleigh H. Kaplan and Vanessa Broussard-Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Archives Center by Ming-Ju Sun in 2005.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must by reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings, 1972-2002, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Related Materials
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Carolyn and Donald Grepke Paper Doll Collection (AC0752)
Joseph Magnin Poster Collection (AC0355)
Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection (AC0801)
Priscilla of Boston Collection (AC0557)
California Shop Records (AC0572)
National Cotton Council of America Photographs and Films (AC01177)
Warchaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Drawings -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catalogs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion merchandising Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tear sheets Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paper dolls Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising -- Clothing and dress -- 1970-2010 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising -- Clothing trade -- 1970-2010 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising -- Fashion -- 1970-2010 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Employment Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women in business -- 1970-2010 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising art -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Costume design Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garfinckel's (Department store) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ambrose, Amie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sun, Ming-ju Personal Name 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
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives