Guide to the Esther Carballal Sewing Sample Book

Processed by Cyndi Shein; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
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University of California, Irvine
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Esther Carballal sewing sample book
Date: circa 1958
Collection Number: MS-M031
Creator: Carballal, Esther
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Languages: The collection is in Spanish.
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection comprises a sewing sample book created by Esther Carballal, a student enrolled at the Centro Singer de Costura in Quilmes, Argentina, circa 1958. The cover of the sample book is stamped in gold, "Muestrario, Centro Singer de Costura" (Sampler, Singer Sewing Center). It contains machine and hand-stitched fabric samples that demonstrate various sewing techniques. Each sample is hand- titled and stamped, "Singer revisado, Departamento Educacional, Paseo Colon y Belgrano."

Important Information for Researchers

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Esther Carballal Sewing Sample Book. MS-M031. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2007.

Processing History

Processed by Cyndi Shein in 2008.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises a sewing sample book created by Esther Carballal, a student at the Centro Singer de Costura in Quilmes, Argentina, circa 1958. The cover of the sample book is stamped in gold, "Muestrario, Centro Singer de Costura" (Sampler, Singer Sewing Center). It contains machine and hand-stitched fabric samples that demonstrate competency in various sewing techniques, such as button holes, zippers, hems, pockets, matellesse, and more. Samples are mounted to leaves of light blue construction paper and labeled by hand. Samples / leaves are stamped, "Singer revisado, Departamento Educacional, Paseo Colon y Belgrano," indicating that the student had passed each competency. Some samples are missing.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Carballal, Esther -- Archives.
Centro Singer de Costura (Quilmes, Argentina).
Sewing schools -- Argentina -- Quilmes.
Sewing -- Problems, exercises, etc.

Genres and Formats of Materials

Sample books -- 20th century.