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George W. Trippon papers, circa 1940-2010.
BANC MSS 2012/208 box 1; BANC MSS 2012/208 oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 2012/208
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George W. Trippon papers, circa 1940-2010
Sew What's New (Television program)


Trippon, George W., 1916-2010, creator


Contains correspondence, clippings, and miscellany, mostly concerning George Trippon's career as a fashion designer and host of the television show, "Sew What's New." Also includes three front page facsimile reprints of extra editions of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser, originally published on December 7 and 8, 1942, about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and one special edition insert from the Los Angeles Times (December 3, 1991) on the same topic.


1940 (issued)


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Trippon, George W -- 1916-2010 -- Archives
Trippon, George W -- 1916-2010 -- Correspondence
Sew What's New (Television program)
Fashion designers -- United States
Fashion designers -- California
Dressmakers -- United States
Dressmakers -- California
Gay military personnel -- United States
Gay military personnel -- California


George W. Trippon papers, BANC MSS 2012/208, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Aurora Historical Society ; 20120515.
Photographs, scrapbooks and assorted realia transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2012.117).
George W. Trippon (1916-2010) was born in Illinois and studied fashion design in Paris under the G.I. Bill after a tour in the Army during WWII. He owned and operated the Trippon Fashion Center, School of Dress Design in Hollywood, California during the 1950's and hosted the television program, "Sew What's New" on the Learning Channel for 10 years during the 1980-90's. He and his life partner, James W. Price, who died in 2006, lived together for 64 years.
In English.

Physical Description:

1 box, 1 oversize folder (0.25 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2012/208 box 1
BANC MSS 2012/208 oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2012/208