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COSTIN, Stanley (1913-1999)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2159 Costin
Held at: University of the Arts London: London College of Fashion
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Full title: COSTIN, Stanley (1913-1999)
Date(s): 1960s-1973
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Costin | Stanley | 1913-1999 | men's fashion writer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Costin was born in Lewisham, South-East London in 1913. He became a journalist, working briefly for the local paper the Lewisham Journal and Kent Mercury before becoming assistant editor for Health for All magazine in 1930. During the Second World War he saw service in West Africa and North West Europe. After leaving the army in 1946 he became a writer for Style for Men and Style Weekly, and wrote for many specialist magazines in Europe. From 1982 to 1995 he was editor of The Glover, the magazine of the Worshipful Company of Glovers.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Stanley Costin, 1960s-1973, comprising background articles, notes and correspondence for his writing on men's fashion, 1960s-1973; copies and typescripts of his articles, 1960s; fashion photographs of menswear; material samples.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The material is unsorted.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the collection is by appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying is permitted although photographs may be taken at the discretion of the Head of Learning Resources.

Finding aids:

The material is uncatalogued.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the London College of Fashion by the family of Stanley Costin in 1999.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Julie Tancell 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:
July 2002

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