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Creators:
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1928-1989
Size:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
23 film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0801
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films, videos, tape recordings, and slides on fashion and clothing.

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Creators:
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959
Shaver, Elsie
Dates:
circa 1920-1959; undated
bulk 1945-1959
Size:
14 sound recordings
32 cassette tapes
1 electronic discs (cd)
6 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0631
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).
J.B. Simpson, Inc.
Steen, Enoch
Steen, Richard (merchant)
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Dates:
1888-1972
Size:
1.6 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0206
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
Hart, Schaffner and Marx.
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1901-1955
Size:
6 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0426
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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 cent...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Costume and Furnishings
Dates:
1972-1974
Size:
0.4 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 519
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records chiefly consist of curatorial responses to public inquiries. Included is correspondence from private collectors, museum curators, clothing manufacturers, college professors, historical associations, and individuals.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Costume
Dates:
1905-1992
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-185
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of curators Claudia Brush Kidwell and Anne Wood Murray documenting exhibition planning, development, and production in the Division of Costume, and when that Division was known as the Division of Costume and Furnishings and the Section of American Costume which, prior to 1969, was within the Division of ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Costume and Furnishings
Dates:
1974-1977
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence documenting the research and activities of the Division of Costume and Furnishings during the tenures of Rodris C. Roth, Curator, 1972- ; and Claudia Brush Kidwell, Assistant Curator, 1969-1974, and Associate Curator, 1974- . Materials include curatorial responses to public inquiries, mostly pertaining...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Social History
Dates:
1985-1996
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-028
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence documenting the research and activities of the Division of Social History, and its predecessor, the Division of Costume, during the tenure of Claudia Brush Kidwell, Curator, 1978- . Materials include curatorial responses to public inquiries, mostly pertaining to objects in the Museum collections or ...

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Creators:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Rudy, Jerome
Dates:
20th century.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0809
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

20th century advertising hand fans. Most of the fans feature a vignette on one side and an advertisement on the reverse. The fans advertise various establishments and products, including funeral parlors, patent medicines, and food products.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Home and Community Life
Dates:
1893, 1915, 1964-2006
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-267
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Claudia Brush Kidwell and Anne Wood Murray documenting curatorial and professional activities in the Section of American Costume which, prior to 1969, was in the Division of Political History at the Museum of History and Technology; the Division of Costume and Furnishings; the Division of Costume; and ...

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