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Fashion Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2925 Fashion
Held at: Middlesex University: University Collections
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Full title: Fashion Collection
Date(s): 1880s-1970s
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: c 90 boxes
Name of creator(s): Robinson | Julian | fl 1970s | lecturer on fashion


Administrative/Biographical history:

The collection was collated by Julian Robinson, Head of the Fashion School, in the 1970s.


Scope and content/abstract:

Large collection of garments and accessories, dating from the late Victorian period to the 1970s, including dresses, shoes, hats, bags, underwear, jewellery, haberdashery and perfume bottles. The majority of the collection dates from the 1920s and 1930s, and is mainly comprised of women's clothing, though there are items of menswear such as uniforms, overcoats and suits.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged by type of item.

Conditions governing access:

By appointment. Users should contact the Learning Resource Manager.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the Learning Resource Manager.

Finding aids:

Partial finding aid. This comprises a simple catalogue, which includes slides of some of the items with notes on historical background (date, description, country of origin and condition).

Archival Information

Archival history:

The various garments and accessories were acquired by purchase and donation, and were initially housed in the department.

Immediate source of acquisition:

The collection was placed in the Library for safekeeping in 1980.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2002

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