US NNFIT SC.100
- 1932-1979 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
3.75 linear feet
Name of creator
Robert Dudley (1905-1992) was a New York-based American millinery designer best known for his collections of women's hats popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Dudley operated the Chez Robert hat salon within Saks Fifth Avenue as well as his own shop, Robert Dudley Originals, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. His clientele included Broadway actress and society figures. Dudley designed the hats for several films, including the 1940 Hitchcock film "Rebecca." He worked as an interior designer in the latter part of his life.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The materials for this collection were donated to FIT by Robert Dudley in 1983.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This collection, dated 1932-1979, is comprised of 10 folders of press clippings, high-quality photographs, and correspondence relating to New York milliner Robert Dudley's hat collections, as well as 2 scrapbooks containing press, correspendence and photographs related to Robert Dudley.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
This collection is arranged into 4 series: Press (1932-1979), Photographs (1939-1954, undated), Correspondence (1933-1967), and Scrapbooks (1939-1967).
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Access is open to researchers by appointment at the Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Department of Special Collections and College Archives. If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an appointment contact us at email@example.com or call (212) 217-4385.
Conditions governing reproduction
The Department of Special Collections and College Archives does not own copyright for all material held in its physical custody. It is the researcher's obligation to abide by and satisfy copyright law (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#108) when copying or using materials (including digital materials) found in or made available from the department. When possible, the department will inform a researcher about the copyright status of material, the researcher's obligations with regard to such material, and, wherever possible, the owner or owners of the copyrights. Any and all reproduction of originals is at the archivist's discretion.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
printed matter, photographic prints
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Existence and location of originals
The Library of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Department of Special Collections and College Archives, 27th St. at 7th Ave., NY, NY , USA, 10001
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Rules and/or conventions used
AAT; ANSI; DACS; DCMI; ISAD(G); ISO; LoC; NISO; etc
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Dates of creation revision deletion
2019 April 1
Arrangement, description, and/or archival processing by Kate Lund, FIT, NY, NY, USA.