- 1888-1914 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
3 linear feet (3 boxes) of sketches
Name of creator
Whittingham & Humphreys was a London based high-end design firm working in the Victorian era.
- Collection previously belonged to the Ashmoleon Musuem of Art and Archeology at the University of Oxford. Dates unknown. Rehoused in 2012.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchase from Sotheby, Parke, Bernet in August 1979
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This collection of 32 bound volumes of fashion sketches from the London dress firm Whittingham and Humphrey, later Humphrey. The sketches are in pencil and/or ink. Some sketches have suggested materials and colors noted.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
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
Existence and location of copies
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Rules and/or conventions used
AAT; ANSI; DACS; DCMI; ISAD(G); ISO; LoC; NISO; etc
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Circa dates are based on dates penciled in first page by previous archivist, how these dates were determined or verifed is unknown. Notations in some of the bound volumes indicate that the collection belonged to the Ashmoleon Musuem of Art and Archeology at the University of Oxford.
2020 November: Archivists worked on ingesting this legacy finding aid into AtoM from a remote location due to the pandemic and are unable to access the physical holdings to verify some of its data that may be incorrect or incomplete.
Arrangement, description, and/or archival processing by Julianna Rose Dow, FIT, NY, NY, USA
Additional description by Meg Pierson, 2020, FIT, NY, NY