M-333: Sewing Arts Collection
INTRODUCTION: This collection contains sewing patterns,
stencils, transfers, booklets and books on the Bishop Method of
clothing construction, instruction samples and trims. This collection
in particular highlights the Bishop Method of Clothing Construction. .
SCOPE: The Sewing Arts Collection consists of printed patterns
from six pattern making companies: Advance Pattern Company, Inc.,
Butterick Pattern Service, The McCall Pattern Company, New York Pattern
Company, Simplicity Pattern Company, Inc. and Vogue Pattern Service.
This collection also contains homemade patterns, stencils, and
transfers. The booklets and books published on the Bishop Method of
Clothing Construction can be found within the contents of this
collection in addition to instruction samples and trims and swatches.
HOLDINGS: The collection consists of three record boxes measuring three linear feet.
ACCESS: Some of the material in Special Collection M-330 may
be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to
condition. Series 4, Contact Information Cards, is currently
restricted. Researchers viewing this collection will be asked to sign a
Personal Information Non-Disclosure Form.
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
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Direct questions or comments regarding this site to
The Saint Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis Subject Specialist