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Guide to the Edyth Sparag Studios Fashion Drawings
MS-P024  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edyth Sparag Studios fashion drawings,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1930s-ca. 1950s
    Collection number: MS-P024
    Creator: Edyth Sparag Studios
    Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: A bound volume of 276 mimeographed fashion drawings created by Edyth Sparag Studios between the late 1930s and early 1950s. Many of the drawings are hand-colored, and some pages contain original pencil sketches in the margins. The designs, which include dresses, suits, and evening gowns, provide visual documentation of New York fashion design during the mid-twentieth century. The drawings illustrate the types of fashion accessories and hair styles common to this period as well.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    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 University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Edyth Sparag Studios Fashion Drawings. MS-P 24. Special Collections and Archives, The UCI 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

    Purchase, April 1997.

    Processing History

    Processed by Su Kim Chung in 1998.

    Organizational History

    Edyth Sparag Studios was located at 1450 Broadway in New York City, N.Y., according to information printed on some of the drawings.

    Scope and Content Summary

    A bound volume of 276 mimeographed fashion drawings created by Edyth Sparag Studios between the late 1930s and early 1950s. Many of the drawings are hand-colored, and some pages contain original pencil sketches in the margins. The designs, which include dresses, suits, and evening gowns, provide visual documentation of New York fashion design during the mid-twentieth century. The drawings illustrate the types of fashion accessories and hair styles common to this period as well.
    A number of pages in the bound volume were flagged with pink index cards containing notations by a previous owner. These index cards were removed as a preservation measure. A list of the pages flagged and the corresponding notations has been retained in the collection.
    The collection also includes a folder containing three unrelated sketches of male models and a hand-colored plate from Godey's Lady's Book, which were laid into the bound volume when it was acquired.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Edyth Sparag Studios--Archival resources.
    Costume design--New York (State)--New York--History--20th century--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Fashion design drawings