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George W. Trippon World War Two scrapbook and photograph albums [graphic].
BANC PIC 1977-2014--NEG(strip) misc. box 6; BANC PIC 2012.117--AX box 1; BANC PIC 2012.117--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2012.117--PIC box 2; ...
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Title:

George W. Trippon World War Two scrapbook and photograph albums

Creator/Contributor:

Trippon, George W., 1916-2010, creator

Abstract:

Includes contents of scrapbook (vol. 1) documenting George W. Trippon's personal experience in the United States military during World War Two and his subsequent interest in the war, the military and related topics. Scrapbook includes original military documents, rations and ration books, patches, pins, snapshot photographs, ephemera and clippings. Collection also includes contents of a photograph album pertaining to Trippon's friends and associates, including other gays and lesbians, during his World War Two service (vol. 2), and other photograph albums pertaining to family, friends and cruise ship travel to Alaska, Greece and other locations (vols. 3-7). Very little of the material pertains to Trippon's career in fashion and entertainment. Pictured throughout much of the collection is Trippon's partner of over 60 years, James W. Price.

Date:

ca. 1942-ca. 1980 (issued)

Subject:

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Trippon, George W -- 1916-2010 -- Archives
Trippon, George W -- 1916-2010 -- Pictorial works
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial works
Soldiers -- United States -- Photographs
Gay military personnel -- United States -- Photographs
Fashion designers -- California -- Photographs
Ocean travel -- Photographs
Alaska -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works
Greece -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works

Note:

Collected and compiled by George W. Trippon.
Also includes personal papers, government documents, ephemera, clippings and assorted realia.
Vols. 1 and 2 disbound for preservation pursposes. Contents rehoused into file folders.
Prints available for all negatives.
Title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
George W. Trippon World War Two scrapbook and photograph albums, BANC PIC 2012.117, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of the Aurora Historical Society (Illinois) ; 2012.
George W. Trippon papers; also located at; Aurora Historical Society, Aurora, Ill.
George W. Trippon was born in Aurora, Illinois in 1916 to Romanian immigrant parents. In the 1930s his family moved to Hollywood, where George danced in musicals for the motion picture industry and apprenticed as a costume designer. Trippon served in World War Two from 1942 to 1944 and later studied fashion design in Paris on a G.I. Bill. In the 1950s he founded the Trippon Fashion Center School of Dress Design in Hollywood. From 1972 to 1994 he was the host of the television series Sew What's New. He also authored books on fashion design, and published memoirs pertaining to his partner James W. Price and his hometown of Aurora. George W. Trippon died in 2010.
Transferred from the George W. Trippon papers (2012/208).

Type:

graphic
Photograph albums.
Scrapbooks.

Physical Description:

graphic
photonegative
photoprint
3 boxes (ca. 550 photographic prints) and 13 negatives : color and b&w ; 34 x 30 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1977-2014--NEG(strip) misc. box 6
BANC PIC 2012.117--AX box 1
BANC PIC 2012.117--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2012.117--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2012.117
BANC PIC 2012.117

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

Related Item:

George W. Trippon papers : Trippon, George W., : 1916-2010