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DRIVER, N (fl 1930-1985)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2159 Driver
Held at: University of the Arts London: London College of Fashion
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Full title: DRIVER, N (fl 1930-1985)
Date(s): 1930s-1960s
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 reels of 16mm Cine Kodachrome film and 1 VHS video
Name of creator(s): Driver | N | fl 1930-1985 | photographer


Administrative/Biographical history:

During the first half of the 20th century it was customary for French couture houses to send their models to display selected dresses at race meetings in the Paris district. Mr N Driver attended several meetings as a member of a textile manufacturing firm from the early 1930s. He took black and white photographs of the models and then used 16mm cine Kodachrome film, using the first colour film in 1937. Except for a break during to the Second World War Mr Driver continued to film the meetings until 1954.


Scope and content/abstract:

Reels of 16mm Cine Kodachrome and 16mm Cine Colour Kodachrome films, [1932-1954], of models wearing womenswear by Parisian couture houses at French race meetings, made by N Driver (the films are colour from 1937); videocassette comprising transfer of the cine film.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are 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 records are uncatalogued.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Mr Driver donated the reels of film to the London College of Fashion in 1985.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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