Guide to the Lisa Lindahl Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1352
Creators:
Lindahl, Lisa
Dates:
2001-2003
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
The collection documents the creation and marketing of the Compressure Comfort Bra, a bra designed to alleviate pain for women who have had breast cancer. The bra was developed in 2000 by Lisa Lindahl with physical therapist, Lesli Bell.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of newspaper and magazine articles, a DVD, and promotional and marketing materials relating to a compressure comfort bra Lindahl designed for use by patients with edema following breast cancer surgery.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1977 Lisa Lindahl, with Hinda Miller and Polly Palmer Smith, created the first sportsbra, called the Jogbra. In 2000, Lindhal partnered with Lesli Bell, a physical therapist looking to create a garment for women suffering from edema following breast cancer surgery. The two developed the Compressure Comfort Bra and founded the company Bellisse to sell their product.

Administration
Author
Austin Arminio
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives Center in 2015 by Lisa Lindahl.
Processing Information
Processed by Austin Arminio, intern, 2016.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Lisa Lindahl Papers, 2001-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

Materials in the Archives Center
Materials in the Archives Center
Maidenform Collection (AC0585)
Jogbra, Inc. Records (AC1315)
Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection (AC1319)

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Articles -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brassieres -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Breast -- Cancer Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DVDs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edema Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Medical innovations Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Promotional literature Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sports bra Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women inventors Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bellisse Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell, Lesli 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
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives