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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume
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:
Sun, Ming-ju
Dates:
circa 1972-2002, undated
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0897
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Fashion drawings and the photographic work of Ming-Ju Sun while as an employee of Garfinckel's Department Store and as an independent artist.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1787-1964
Size:
1.45 Cubic feet (consisting of 3 boxes, 2 folders, 2 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Women
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Kidder, Priscilla C. (costume designer)
Priscilla of Boston.
Dates:
1940-1996
Size:
4 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0557
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes letters, sketches, style books, publicity photographs, tearsheets, articles and clippings, scrapbooks, and business documents relating to Priscilla Kidder, the Priscilla of Boston Company, and the American wedding industry. This collection is extraordinarily useful in documenting the development of wedding fashion during the last half of the 20th century. It also illustrates how a small, family-owned, woman-run business grew into a large, nationally known operation.

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Creators:
Sumner, Harold Townsend
Sumner Hosiery Mill
Dates:
1946-1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0719
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Sumner Hosiery Mill through articles, newspaper clippings, publications, advertisements, and photographs.

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Creators:
Stern, Michael, 1946-
Stern, Jane
Dates:
1890-2008
Size:
17 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1392
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Jane and Michael Stern's travels across the United States collecting data for their books on American material culture subjects, with particular emphasis on food and dining.

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Creators:
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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California Shop.
Kemp, Helen Misch, 1894-1948 (store owner/manager)
Kemp, Barbara
Dates:
1938-1942
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0572
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of a bound volume used as both a log of visitors to the shop and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, ephemera, magazine articles, announcements, and invitations to fashion shows. The first few pages of the volume are the guest book. The remaining pages were used as the scrapbook and is in reverse chronological order. Th...

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Creators:
Pepsi-Cola USA (Purchase, N.Y.)
Dates:
1902-1982
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0092
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists largely of print ads, signs, decals and other marketing and promotional materials. Virtually all of the print ads are for the U.S. audience. The period since World War II is more fully documented than the earlier period, although there are some advertisements from the 1930s and earlier. Most of the material documents Peps...

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Creators:
Mizuno, Toshikata, 1866-1908
Dates:
1905-1906
Tokyo, Akiyama Takemon
Size:
12 Prints (24.5 x 18.0 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7336
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The illustrations represent Mitsui (a mercer of department store) costume fabric designs for the four seasons. Included are women and children engaged in various seasonal activities.

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