Guide to the Berley Studios Fashion Drawings, circa 1930-circa 1935

Processed by Andre Ambrus.
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
Fax: (949) 824-2472
Email: spcoll@uci.edu
URL: http://special.lib.uci.edu
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Berley Studios Fashion Drawings, circa 1930-circa 1935

Collection number: MS-P32

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://special.lib.uci.edu
Processed by:
Andre Ambrus
Date Completed:
2002
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Berley Studios fashion drawings,
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-circa 1935
Collection number: MS-P032
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: The collection comprises of approximately 700 mimeographed drawings bound in 7 volumes, used for illustrating women's apparel trade in New York City. The majority of the designs are marked with the name of the studio and the artist.
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

Berley Studios Fashion Drawings. MS-P32. 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, 1968.

Processing History

Processed by Andre Ambrus, 2002.

Organizational History

Berley Studios was located at 9 East 48th Street in New York City, N.Y., according to the information printed on most of the drawings.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection comprises of approximately 700 mimeographed drawings bound in 7 volumes, used for illustrating women's apparel trade in New York City. The majority of the designs are marked with the name of the studio and the artist.
The drawings provide visual documentation of New York fashion design during the mid-twentieth century. The designs, some of which are hand-colored, also illustrate the types of fashion accessories and hair styles common to this period. Most of the drawings are individually numbered and provide detailed descriptions of the various design elements they consists of.

Related Collections

Related materials can be found in the Edyth Sparag Studios fashion drawings, (MS-P24), Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries.

Collection Contents

Box: 1

Bound volumes,circa 1930-circa 1935.

Physical Description: 7 items.