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Special Collections and Archives

Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman, Papers, 1825-1994

Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman papers, 1825-1996 [1959-1994]

Finding Aid

Prepared by Edith Serkownek, May, 2006. Additions made by Edith Serkownek, December, 2007.

60 boxes, 41 cubic feet (15 record storage boxes, 6 half record storage boxes, 13 document cases, 4 slim document cases, 17 flat boxes, 4 oversized flat boxes and 1 object box) 11th floor Special Collections and Archives and June F. Mohler Fashion Library (131 Rockwell Hall)


Biographical Summary

Jerry Silverman (1910-1984), a lawyer and businessman, and Shannon Rodgers (1911-1996), a designer, were founders and partners in Jerry Silverman, Inc., one of the fashion industry's most successful New York women's ready-to-wear firms of the second half of the 20th century. Privately Rodgers, a native Ohioan, also amassed one of the most important collections of historic, designer and ethnic costume in the United States. In exchange for donating their $5 million collection of costumes and decorative arts to Kent State University in the early 1980s, the University agreed to create the KSU Museum in order to house and provide educational access to the collection and the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to serve as a center for fashion design and merchandising education in the midwest.

Extended Biography

Shannon Rodgers (1911-1996) and Jerry Silverman (1910-1984)

Shannon Rodgers was born on August 3, 1911 in Newcomerstown, Ohio. He begin his career in New York City as a set designer for Bergman studios and soon began working in costume design as well. After catching the eye of film director Cecil B. DeMille with his designs for the ornaments on the Greek costume in the 1932 play, The Warrior's Husband, Rodgers moved to Hollywood. Under contract to DeMille, Rodgers worked on movies including Cleopatra and The Adventures of Marco Polo. During the 1930s, Rodgers worked as a Hollywood studio artist under many of the most well-known designers of the day on films which included Man Chases Woman, Vogues of 1938, Prisoner of Zenda, Marie Antoinette and The Barretts of Wimpole Street. In WWII Rodgers served in the U.S. Army Transport Service as a Supply Auditor on board the S. S. Lurline and the S. S. Mariposa.

Jerome Silverman, a native New Yorker, was born January 16, 1910. He attended the Staunton Military Academy (VA) as a young man. Entering Harvard College at 16, Silverman went on to attend Harvard Law School and was graduated in 1933. He then joined the law firm of Levy, Kraus and Lehman in New York. Over the next five years many of Silverman's clients in the fashion industry noted his interest and encouraged him to consider switching careers. Silverman left the practice of law in 1938 and began working for the clothing company, Martini Designed. Within two years he was a partial owner, serving as the company's sales manager and its vice-president. During WWII Silverman served in the military, rising to the position of sergeant major.

After the war, Silverman returned to Martini Designed. Silverman and Rodgers' friendship began in 1946 when Silverman hired Rodgers to work for the company as a designer. In 1959 Silverman and Rodgers formed their own company, Jerry Silverman, Inc, with Rodgers acting as the principal designer. The company created upscale ready-to-wear clothing for women, and the Jerry Silverman line was sold at department stores and boutiques across the country. Over the next two decades many well known women appeared in Jerry Silverman dresses, including first ladies Patricia Nixon, "Lady Bird" Johnson and Rosalyn Carter. The company's most successful slogan, "Just show me the Jerry Silvermans, please" was heavily advertised in The New Yorker and indicated that for many stylish American women, no other clothing line would do. In 1972 Jerry Silverman, Inc. was acquired by Waranco, Inc., although Silverman continued as an advisor.

Both men were strong supporters of the New York fashion design industry. Silverman was the founder and first president of Fashion Capital of the World, an organization of New York garment manufacturers set up to promote American ready-to-wear clothing. He also served as a trustee to both the Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Both men were life-long contributors to many religious and social causes. Rodgers and Silverman owned adjoining New York penthouse apartments, and Buckhorn, a country house in upstate New York. The two were known for their great hospitality. Summer trips to Paris to view the couture collections coincided with Rodgers' August birthday and lavish parties in England and France were often thrown.

In the early 1960s Rodgers began collecting historic costumes. In developing his collections, Cora Ginsburg, an important antique costume and textile dealer, mentored Rodgers. Eventually the collection would grow to be one of the most important private costume collections in the United States. Rodgers and Silverman decorated their own homes with fine examples of the decorative arts both purchased and inherited from the Silverman family.

In the late 1970s, without heirs, Silverman and Rodgers began to consider the disposition of their estates. Initially Rodgers intended to donate his collection of historic costumes to the Newcomerstown Historical Society in his Ohio hometown. However, Rodgers eventually reconsidered this decision. In 1979, Rachel Redinger, a member of KSU's Chestnut Society and founder of Trumpet in the Land, an outdoor historical drama in New Philadelphia, asked Rodgers to accept the theater's Golden Rose Award. After viewing their collection and speaking with Rodgers and Silverman more extensively, Redinger asked them if they would considered donating their collections to a museum connected with a university.

Rodgers and Silverman proposed a fashion show at KSU, which would serve as a premier for the fall Jerry Silverman collection and present many historic costumes from Rodgers' collection. The 1979 show at KSU's Student Center ballroom, organized through the Chestnut Society, was an overwhelming success. KSU President Brage Golding was enthusiastic about the Rodgers-Silverman collection and the educational opportunities it presented. Additional Rodgers-Silverman fashion shows at KSU in the early 1980s continued to raise enthusiasm for bringing the collection to the university. Through discussions between Silverman, Rodgers, Golding and other KSU officials, it was proposed that the University renovate Rockwell Hall in order to house a museum and a new school of fashion design and merchandising. Rodgers and Silverman in turn would donate their collection of costumes, decorative arts and books, valued at $5 million, to KSU, to be housed in the museum. The gift was announced in May of 1981.

To raise funds for the Rockwell Hall renovation and the new school, KSU undertook a $6 million fundraising campaign. Rodgers and Silverman were very involved in the renovation of Rockwell Hall and the planning of the museum and school. Silverman and Rodgers brought many celebrities to Kent, most notably the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent (England), as part of KSU fashion-related events.

Silverman died on October 25, 1984 before the museum opened. However, Rodgers continued his involvement in the project, serving as the museum's creative director, curator and associate director at different times. The Kent State University Museum officially opened on September 27, 1985. The renovation of Rockwell Hall was complete in 1990, with the dedication of the remaining space to the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Rodgers settled in Kent permanently and continued to work at the KSU Museum. He died on January 9, 1996.

Sources

  • Fein, Esther B. "Jerry Silverman, 74, is dead: Founder of a fashion house." The New York Times. (1984, October 28)

Scope and Content

The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman Papers are housed in two locations on the KSU campus, Special Collections and Archives in the main library and the June F. Mohler Fashion Library (131 Rockwell Hall). The majority of the collection is housed in Special Collections and Archives. However, part of the collection, including movie and theater stills, Shannon Rodgers' sketches and Jerry Silverman, Inc. seasonal lines, swatch and order books are housed in the June F. Mohler Fashion Library (131 Rockwell Hall) to allow convenient access for KSU design students.

Books from the collection have been catalogued in KentLINK.

List of Series

Series I: Documents

Series 2: Photographs

Series 3: Printed Materials

Series 4: Personal Items

Series 5: Sketches


Box 1

Folder -- Contents

Sub-series 1A: Documents: Genealogical material and ephemera (Civil War material, marriage certificates, deeds, correspondence, news clippings)

Rodgers family genealogical materials and ephemera. Material organized chronologically and by record type.

  1. Document (photocopy): Indenture between James Shannon and Joseph Bowen: 1816
  2. Family Records and Bible (incomplete): Family genealogical records and pages from the Chapman and Shannon family Bibles: Original, transcribed and photocopied records: Published 1825 and [no date]
  3. Currency: 11 Morris Canal & Banking Co. bank notes: [1840]
  4. Correspondence and documents (original, photocopied and transcribed): R. C. Chapman and J. W. Chapman correspondence, Civil War letters, teaching contract [misc. dates 1840-1872]: Biography of John Watson (R. C. Chapman friend and correspondent): [no date] Note: See also Box 35 for additional correspondence
  5. Correspondence and documents (original, photocopied and transcribed): Jacob Shannon and Sarah Shannon correspondence [1861-1862]: Jacob Shannon's obituary [January 17, 1863] Note: See also Box 35 for additional correspondence
  6. Almanac and political cartoon: The Confederate States Almanac: H. C. Clarke, Vicksburg, Mississippi [1863] and "Radical love for the soldier" cartoon and political commentary regarding Civil War bounties: [circa 1866]
  7. Correspondence: J. W. Chapman to Flora Shannon, Valentine card: [circa 1875]
  8. Document: John Chapman, cemetery lot deed: 1885
  9. Menu, seating arrangement list and place card: "Dinner of the Pilgrims in honor of Sir Thomas Lipton, Bart." at the Waldorf-Astoria with place card for Rear Admiral Rodgers: September 4, 1903
  10. Document (photocopy): Shannon Robert John Rodgers birth certificate: August 3, 1911
  11. Transcript: Chapman Family History, 3 pages: July 19, 1912
  12. Menu: Restaurant Larue, Paris: December, 1913
  13. Transcript: The Descendants of Richard Chapman, Sr.: A Chronology by Clarence Neighbor Chapman: 1925
  14. Correspondence: Truman C. Huff to Elizabeth C. Rodgers (regarding genealogy): October 5, 1940
  15. Document: "Shannon record in the family Bible now in the possession of Clyde A. Shannon": 1940
  16. John Chapman/Johnny Appleseed: brochure [no date], genealogy [1954] and stamps [no date]
  17. Elizabeth Day [Shannon Rodger's sister]: Obituary, sympathy letters, funeral bill and legal notice: 1973 and 1975
  18. Genealogical Research: Correspondence regarding Rodger's genealogy, particularly his connection to John Chapman, "Johnny Appleseed" [1964-1965 and 1976-1978] and genealogical research material [misc. dates]
  19. Envelopes and notes: 4 envelopes addressed to R. C. Chapman; 1 envelope addressed to J. W. Chapman; 2 envelopes addressed to Sarah M. Shannon; 1 envelope addressed to Melinda Shannon; 1 unaddressed envelope; 2 scraps of paper with handwriting: [no dates]
  20. Family Crest: Chapman family crest: [no date]
  21. Family Crests: 4 embroidered cloth crests, drawing and photocopies: [no dates]
  22. Newspaper Clipping (photocopy): Obituary for Callie Rodgers [no date]

Box 2

Folder -- Contents

Sub-series 2A: Photographs: Early Family photographs

Early Rodgers and Silverman family photographs: Shannon Rodger's created a separate file for his Chapman ancestral family photographs and this file has been retained. When applicable the photographs are also organized alphabetically by the state, city and studio in which they were taken. Unidentified or isolated photographic examples have been identified by common photographic types (cabinet cards, carte-de-visites, larger-sized images and tintypes) or chronologically.

  1. Chapman family photographs (related to Rodgers), including tintypes: [19th-early 20th century]
  2. Rodgers early family photographs, cabinet cards (4 1/4" x 6 1/2"): [19th century]
  3. Rodgers early family photographs, carte-de-visites (2 1/2" x 4"): [19th century]
  4. Rodgers early family photographs, larger-sized: [19th century]
  5. Rodgers early family photographs, tintypes: [19th century]
  6. Rodgers early family photographs taken in various locations in Massachusetts (including Barton and Bullard families): [19th century]
  7. Rodgers early family photographs taken in Boston, Massachusetts including photograph of Bishop Horatio Southgate: [19th century]
  8. Rodgers early family photographs taken in Newburyport, Massachusetts: [19th century]
  9. Rodgers early family photographs taken in Worchester, Massachusetts (including Barton and Bullard families): [19th century]
  10. Rodgers early family photographs taken at Baker studio, Columbus, Ohio: [19th century]
  11. Rodgers early family photographs taken at Erwin studio, Newcomerstown, Ohio: [19th century-early 20th century]
  12. Rodgers early family photographs taken at Vogenitz Studio, Newcomerstown, Ohio: [19th-early 20th century]
  13. Rodgers early family photographs: Images of children including Shannon Rodgers and sister Elizabeth Rodgers: [1910s-1920s]
  14. Rodgers early family photographs and Newcomerstown postcard: [1900s-1930s]
  15. Rodgers early family photographs: Reprint negatives of early family photographs: [no date]
  16. Rodgers: "Old Cleveland School of Art Building for Stan Garfinkel" (Rodgers attended): Negative: [no date]
  17. Silverman early family photographs: Photographs of Jerry Silverman as a child, his father and sister (?): 19th and early 20th century

Box 3

Folder -- Contents

Sub-series 1A: Documents: Genealogical material and ephemera (Civil War material, marriage certificates, deeds, correspondence, newspaper clippings)

Sub-series 2A: Photographs: Early family photographs

Rodgers' family photographs and early playing cards.

  1. Rodgers' early family photographs: 13 Stereoscopic photographs on glass: [1910s]
  2. Rodgers' early family photographs: 6 cased tintype photographs (including Civil War soldiers): [19th century]
  3. Rodgers' early family photographs: 3 cased daguerreotype: [19th century] Note: Labels were placed directly onto the cases of the photographs and do not appear to be removable.
  4. Rodgers' early family photographs: 2 framed photographs: [early 20th century] Note: Labels were placed directly onto the frames of the photographs and do not appear to be removable.
  5. Rodgers' early family photograph: Rodgers' mother(?): Reprinted photograph in modern frame: [early 20th century image]
  6. Rodgers' early family playing cards: Note with cards, "Playing cards-Shannon Family, S/R grandparents. 1780 1st immigration, c. 1810 2nd. From Castleblaney, Monaghan County, Ireland": [18th century]

Box 4

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Subseries 1B: Documents: WWII-era materials (U.S. army records, correspondence and photographs)

WWII-era documents of Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers. Organized by name and chronologically.

  1. Rodgers: Certificates of Discharge for supplies [13 certificates]: 1942-1943
  2. Rodgers: S. S. Mariposa (a ship on which Rodgers served) and a Red Cross ship: Photographs and document with log information about the ship's voyages: [no date]
  3. Rodgers and Silverman: Photographs: Snapshots and portraits of Rodgers and Silverman and unidentified military friends, planes and ships: [WWII]
  4. Silverman: Correspondence: M. Silverman to Chaim Weizmen, honorary President of Israel [photocopy]: April 15, 1940
  5. Silverman: U.S. Army appointments and certificates: Appointment to Corporal [July 29, 1941], Certificate of Service [October 30, 1941] Special Orders [May 1, 1942], Appointment to Sergeant [May 1, 1942], Certificate of Proficiency [June 13, 1942], Appointment to Staff Sergeant [July 17, 1942]
  6. Silverman: Application for pay reservation for purchase of defense saving bonds: April 24, 1942
  7. Silverman: Memorandum from S. S. John Ericsson commander and a Special Order: September 5, 1944
  8. [Unidentified]: Correspondence, humorous [unaddressed and unsigned] [no date] and War Department circular No. 42 concerning Provost Marshal General's Office vacancies: February 11, 1942
  9. [Unidentified]: U.S. Army field portfolio and paper: [WWII]

Box 5

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Sub-series 2B: Photographs: Domestic

Sub-series 2C: Photographs: Object Inventories

Photographs: Domestic, family, and vacation photographs of Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman. Photographs are organized chronologically and when undated, topically.

  1. Rodgers: Snapshots include California: Photographs: [1920s-early 1950s]
  2. Silverman: Snapshots including a portrait of father, Murray Silverman: Photographs: 1929, 1934, 1937, and [no dates]
  3. Domestic: New York apartment, Rodgers and Silverman: Photographs and contact prints: 1959, 1961, 1967, 1984 and [no date]
  4. Vacations: Yacht, Midnight Sun (?), Rodgers and Silverman: January, 1962, January and March, 1968 and [1960s]
  5. Family: Rodgers and his sister, Betty Day: Photographs: Miscellaneous dates 1966-1973
  6. Domestic: Buckhorn Farm, Rodgers and Silverman: Photographs and negatives: Miscellaneous dates 1968-1980
  7. Domestic: "Nesial Matinee Idol shown going Best Puppy in Show at the Watchung Mountain Poodle Club on July 11, 1970, at just 8 mos.": Photograph
  8. Domestic: New Year's party a Buckhorn Farm with Rodgers, Silverman, Pauline Trigere, Betty (Rodgers) Day and others: Photographs: January, 1973
  9. Domestic: Buckhorn Farm, Rodgers and Silverman with Pauline Trigere: Photographs: [1970s]
  10. Domestic: New York apartment, Rodgers and Silverman with group of women: Photographs: [early 1980s]
  11. Domestic: Buckhorn Farm (?) "cottage" addition and exteriors: Photographs: [no date]
  12. Domestic: Buckhorn Farm exteriors and interiors: Photographs: [no dates]
  13. Domestic: Buckhorn Farm exteriors: Photographs taken by W. W. Hennessy: B&W photographs: [no date]
  14. Domestic: Buckhorn Farm, Rodgers and Silverman: Color photocopies: [no date]
  15. Domestic: Buckhorn Farm, Silverman: Photographs: [no date]
  16. Domestic and Vacations: Snapshots of miscellaneous occasions: Miscellaneous dates 1950s-1980s
  17. Vacation: Acapulco: Negatives: [no date]
  18. Vacation: Yacht, tropical location [Rodgers and Silverman not pictured]: Photographs: [no date]

Photographs: Photographic inventories of collections of costumes, art and antiques belonging to Rodgers and Silverman. These photographs may have been used for insurance purposes.

  1. Inventory objects: Photographs: 1977, 1978 and [no date]
  2. Inventory objects: Slides: April, 1979
  3. Inventory objects: Photographs: 1982 and [no date]
  4. Inventory objects: Photographs (Polaroids): [no date]
  5. Inventory objects: Photographs (Polaroids): [no date]

Box 6A

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Sub-series 2D: Photographs: Business, promotion and events

Photographs and promotional material: Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman's awards, promotional and business-related, charitable, and social events. Materials are organized chronologically.

  1. Jerry Silverman dresses in window display at J. L. Hudson Company : Photographs: [1959]
  2. Department store event, Atlanta, GA, with Jerry Silverman: Photograph: April, 1960
  3. Party, possibly following Jerry Silverman fashion show (?) with Dinah Shore: Photographs: [circa 1960]
  4. Rodgers, Silverman and friends in front of [European] fountain: Photographs: March 19, 1963
  5. Party: Paris: Photographed by William Richard Studio and others: Photographs: August, 1964
  6. Silverman at his New York penthouse with model Barbara Clement promoting a fashion show to benefit the New Jersey Symphony: Photographs: October 31, 1964
  7. Jerry Silverman fashion show: Photographs: November, 1964
  8. Party following Jerry Silverman fashion show (?): Photographs: [circa November, 1964]
  9. Miss Wool of America in Jerry Silverman dress: Photograph: 1964
  10. Jerry Silverman "functional design" for disabled women: Photographs: January, 1965
  11. Delta's Airborne fashion shows sponsored by Harper's Bazaar: Photographs, contact sheets, promotional material and press release: February-March, 1965
  12. Rodgers in showroom: September, 1965
  13. American Jewish Community awards: Photographs: 1965
  14. TOBE Award, Rodgers and Silverman with unidentified woman: January, 1966
  15. Party(ies) at Rodgers and Silverman's New York penthouse: Photographs: [circa Spring, 1966]
  16. Party(ies) at Rodgers and Silverman's New York penthouse: Photographs: [circa Spring, 1966]
  17. Rodgers' birthday party on train and at The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, England: Photographs (Polaroid): August 7, 1966
  18. Rodgers' birthday party on train and at The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, England: Photographs (color): August 7, 1966
  19. Rodgers' birthday party on train and at The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, England: Photographs (B&W) and pavilion flyer and exhibition booklet: August 7, 1966
  20. Rodgers' birthday party on train and at The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, England: Photographs (B&W): August 7, 1966
  21. Rodgers' birthday party: "Rough Proofs" photographs taken by Whitecross Studio Ltd: Photographs (B&W): August 7, 1966
  22. Jerry Silverman 7th Anniversary party: Photograph: [1966]
  23. American Jewish Community awards with Silverman presenting: Photographs: June 14, 1967
  24. Reception for Mrs. Moshe Dayan, founder of Maskit, an Israeli Government sponsored crafts organization: Photographs: July 12, 1967
  25. "Buyers Meeting" at Jerry Silverman, Inc. showroom: Photographs: November 2, 1967
  26. Mrs. Thompson-Hancock, wearing a Jerry Silverman dress, being presented to Queen Elizabeth (photograph appeared in Vogue): Photograph and photocopy: February, 1968
  27. "Hialeah Opening," two women in Jerry Silverman(?) dresses: Photograph: January, 1969
  28. [Unidentified promotional photograph] Silverman with two women in Jerry Silverman(?) dresses: Photograph: February 6, 1969
  29. Rike-Kumler Department Store, Dayton, Ohio with Jerry Silverman display: Photograph: October, 1969
  30. Shipping Manager of the Year Award with Silverman: Photographs: November 8, 1969
  31. Model wearing the 1st Jerry Silverman dress for 10 year anniversary: Photograph: [1969]
  32. Party, Jerry Silverman Christmas party: Photographs: [1959 or early 1960s]
  33. Party, Jerry Silverman showroom, photographed by Women's Wear Daily: Photographs: [1960s]
  34. Party, New York penthouse balcony: Photographs: [1960s]
  35. Party, New York, Delmonico's Hotel, photographs taken by Al Levine: Photographs: [1960s]
  36. Party, Paris, photographs taken by Hallery Studio: Photographs: [mid-1960s]
  37. Party, Paris, Rodgers' birthday party on boat: Photographs: August [1960s]
  38. Party, possibly following Jerry Silverman fashion show (?): Photographs: [1960s]
  39. Party, possibly following Jerry Silverman fashion show (?): Photographs: [1960s]
  40. Party, unidentifed location: Photographs: [early 1960s]
  41. Rodgers, Silverman and party aboard the R. M. S. Queen Elizabeth: Photographs: [1960s]
  42. Rodgers speaking with woman in New York penthouse interior: Photographs: [1960s]
  43. Jerry Silverman event, Harzfeld's Department Store event, Kansas City, MO, with Jerry Silverman: Photographs: March 3, 1970
  44. Miss America competition, Atlantic City: Phyllis George (with Jerry Silverman wardrobe) with Silverman, Rodgers and Bess Myerson: Photographs: September, 1971
  45. Party, Silverman at tent party on 7th Avenue taken by New York Times Photos for "Enid Nemy Story." Photograph: June 7, 1972
  46. Party, Rodgers at reception for Pauline Trigere's silver medal at the French Consulate, Women's Wear Daily photograph: Photograph: June 16, 1972
  47. Daily activities on 7th Avenue, part of the "New York, Fashion Capital of the World," promotion: Photographs: July-August, 1972
  48. Theater event, That Championship Season, with Rodgers, Silverman, Trigere and Myerson, photographs by Michelangelo Studios, New York: Photographs and negatives: 1972
  49. Unidentified social events photographed by the Mort Kaye Studios, Palm Beach, Florida: Photographs: 1972 and [no dates]
  50. National Multiple Sclerosis Society awards, "The Nation's Capital Salutes the Fashion Capital of the World,"(?): Awards/fashion show featuring Bess Myerson: Photographs: March, 1973
  51. Pilot Medical Center, City of Hope awards, Jerry Silverman receiving the Golden Torch of Hope award: Photographs: February 25, 1976
  52. Silverman receiving Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Design: Photographs: May, 1976
  53. The Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers Costume Collection Asiatic gowns displayed in Jerry Silverman showrooms before being sent to Newcomerstown: Photographs: [April], 1977
  54. Soviet curators visiting Jerry Silverman showroom: Photographs: September, 1977
  55. American Jewish Community awards: Photograph: 1977
  56. Salt Fork Festival reception for Silverman, Rodgers, Myerson and Jean Rosenberg (See also Salt Fork Festival Scrapbook, 1978): Photographs: August 12, 1978
  57. Jerry Silverman: Photograph book by George de Vincent with portraits of Jerry Silverman and key employees: circa 1970s
  58. Polaire Weisman, M.I.T., party at Rodgers/Silverman penthouse including Stella Blum and Pauline Trigere: Photographs: March 18, 1980
  59. Jerry Silverman fashion runway show: Photograph: Fall, 1981
  60. "Vogue, Karen Radkai": Slides: May, 1982
  61. Party at Rodgers and Silverman apartment for Fleur Cowels with Bess Myerson promoting Silverman/Rodgers project: Photographs: January, 1983 Note: photographs deteriorating
  62. Milton Goodman party at Rodgers and Silverman's NY penthouse with Trigere: Photographs: August, 1983
  63. [Unidentified event]: Rodgers showing costumes to women in New York apartment: [no date]
  64. [Unidentified events]: Miscellaneous unidentified individuals and events: Photographs: [no dates]

Box 6B

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Sub-series 2E: Photographs: Individuals/Portraits

Formal portraits of Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman and photographs of individuals associated with them. Photographs are organized alphabetically by individual's last name.

  1. Bush, George and Barbara: Photographs: Bush with Shannon Rodgers (unidentified events): [no date]
  2. Goldwater, Barry: Print of a painting, signed (Silverman and Goldwater attended school together): [no date]
  3. (Prince and Princess) Michael of Kent and their children: Photographs, negative, correspondence, magazine article and clipping: 1983, 1984, 1986 and [no dates]
  4. Mondale, Joan: Wife of Vice President Walter Mondale, receiving an award from the Parsons School of Design with Rodgers and Silverman: Photographs: April 26, 1978
  5. Myerson, Bess: Portraits and [unidentified] events: Photographs: [no dates]
  6. (President) Nixon, Richard and Patricia: Nixon's inauguration and Nixon's visit to China [Patricia Nixon wearing Jerry Silverman in both] Photographs and copy negatives: January 20, 1969 and 1972
  7. Rodgers, Shannon: Portrait book by George de Vincent: [no date]
  8. Rodgers, Shannon: Photographs, contact prints, negative and slides: [no dates]
  9. Rodgers, Shannon and Jerry Silverman: Photographs, contact prints and negatives: [no dates]
  10. Porter, Sylvia: Autographed photographs: 1970, 1975 and [no date]
  11. Silverman, Jerry: Portraits and portrait book by George de Vincent: [no date]
  12. Silverman, Jerry : Photographs, negative and slides: [no dates]
  13. Trigere, Pauline: Autographed photograph: 1968
  14. Wilson, Lois: Autographed photograph: [no date]
  15. [Unidentified]: Portraits of unidentified individuals: 1920s-1980s

Box 7, Oversized document case

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Sub-series 2F: Photographs: Oversized and mounted

Oversized and mounted photographs organized chronologically and topically.

  1. Rodgers early family photographs: Note: Originals in Box 1: 19th and early 20th centuries
  2. Silverman early family photographs: 19th and 20th centuries
  3. Marks, Tim, signed photograph and portfolio of photographic proofs of Marks in military uniform (Rodgers' friend): Photographs: 1940s
  4. WWII portraits and scene: Photographs: [1940s]
  5. "New York, Fashion Capital of the World," Daily activities on 7th Avenue, part of campaign: Photographs: July-August, 1972
  6. "Charlesville," estate in Ireland: Photograph [no date] and real estate sales book including original photographs Circa 1973
  7. KSU events, Dazzle: Photograph: [1982]
  8. KSU Museum exhibit, Modern Masters: Photograph: [1989]
  9. Boat: My Sea Huntress: Photographs and postcard: [no date]
  10. Domestic: Buckhorn Farm: [no date]
  11. Domestic: New York penthouse exteriors, views and social: Photographs: [no dates]
  12. Domestic: New York penthouse interiors: Photographs: [no date]
  13. Portraits: Francoise (?): Signed photograph: [no date]
  14. Portraits: Lauder, Estee with Silverman: Signed photograph: [no date]
  15. Portraits: McFadden, Mary: Photograph: [circa 1991]
  16. Portraits: Myerson, Bess: Signed photograph: [no date]
  17. Portraits: Randall, Toni and wife: Photographs and negatives: [no date]
  18. Portraits: Rodgers, Shannon, sketch (copy): [no date]
  19. Portraits: Rodgers and Silverman at fashion fittings: Photographs: [no date]
  20. Portraits: Silverman: Photographs: [no dates]
  21. Portraits: Unidentified caricature by Al Hirshfeld: Photocopy: [no date]
  22. Portraits: Vreeland, Diane: Print: [no date]
  23. Social: Rodgers and Silverman social occasions: Photographs: [no dates]
  24. Unidentified fireworks: Photograph: [no date]
  25. Unidentified people: Photograph and prints: [no dates]
  26. Unidentified tropical island: color photograph [no date]
  27. Vacation: Virgin Islands, St. Thomas(?): [no date]

Box 8

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Sub-series 1C: Documents: Press releases and promotional material

Sub-series 1D: Documents: General correspondence

Press releases and Retail News Bureau reports for Jerry Silverman.

  1. Retail News Bureau reports for Jerry Silverman advertisements: 1959-1961
  2. Press Releases: 1966-1974 and [no date]
Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman incoming correspondence and ephemera including Jerry Silverman event invitations and promotions. Material organized chronologically.
  1. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: 1959-1960
  2. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: 1961
  3. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: 1963-1964
  4. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: 1965
  5. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: 1966
  6. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: 1967
  7. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: Includes invitation to the White House: 1968
  8. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: Includes photograph and White House letter regarding Mrs. Johnson's inaugural coat: 1969
  9. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: 1970
  10. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: 1971
  11. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence and ephemera: Includes Rodgers' notes for designing U.S. Navy WAVE uniforms: 1972
  12. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: 1973
  13. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: 1974
  14. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: 1975
  15. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: 1976
  16. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: Includes letter from playwright John Patrick and a copy of his play, Suicide-Anyone?: 1977
  17. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: Includes photograph and letter from Mrs. Vice President Mondale: 1978
  18. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: 1979
  19. Rodgers and Silverman ephemera: Invitations, events and promotions: [1960s-1970s]
  20. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: 1980
  21. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: 1981
  22. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: January-March, 1982
  23. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: April-June, 1982
  24. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: July-September, 1982
  25. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: Much correspondence regarding the KSU show Dazzle with Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, UK: October, 1982
  26. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: November-December, 1982
  27. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: January-March, 1983
  28. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: April-June, 1983
  29. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: July-September, 1983
  30. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: October-December, 1983
  31. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: January-March, 1984
  32. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: April-June, 1984
  33. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: July-September, 1984
  34. Rodgers correspondence: October-December, 1984

Jerry Silverman outgoing correspondence with incoming correspondence attached organized chronologically.

  1. Silverman correspondence: Outgoing with incoming attached: January-February, 1982
  2. Silverman correspondence: Outgoing with incoming attached: March 1-11, 1982
  3. Silverman correspondence: Outgoing with incoming attached: March 12-31, 1982
  4. Silverman correspondence: Outgoing with incoming attached: April-August, 1982
  5. Silverman correspondence: Outgoing with incoming attached: 1983

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Sub-series 1D: Documents: General correspondence

Shannon Rodgers incoming correspondence and notes organized chronologically.

  1. Rodgers correspondence: Sympathy, Jerry Silverman's death: October, 1984
  2. Rodgers correspondence: Sympathy, Jerry Silverman's death: November-December, 1984
  3. Rodgers correspondence: Sympathy, Jerry Silverman's death: [October-December, 1984]
  4. Rodgers correspondence: Sympathy, Jerry Silverman's death: [October-December, 1984]
  5. Rodgers and Silverman correspondence: [1982-1984]
  6. Rodgers correspondence: 1985-1986
  7. Rodgers correspondence: 1987
  8. Rodgers correspondence: 1988
  9. Rodgers correspondence: 1989
  10. Rodgers correspondence: 1990
  11. Rodgers correspondence: Including letter from Mrs. Voinovich, wife of Ohio Governor: 1991
  12. Rodgers correspondence: Christmas cards and letters: December, 1991
  13. Rodgers correspondence: January-June, 1992
  14. Rodgers correspondence: July-December, 1992
  15. Rodgers correspondence: Includes letter from designer Bill Blass: 1993
  16. Rodgers correspondence: 1994
  17. Rodgers correspondence: Many thank you cards for museum tours: [1980s-1990s]
  18. Rodgers correspondence: [no dates]
  19. Rodgers correspondence: [no dates]
  20. Rodgers notes concerning costumes [Exhibit or collection notes?]: [no date]
  21. Rodgers misc. notes/musings possibly for lectures or presentations: [no dates]
  22. Rodgers misc. notes/musings possibly for lectures or presentations: [no dates]

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Sub-series 1E: Documents: Appointment calendars and address books

Shannon Rodgers' address book and stationery and Jerry Silverman's appointment calendars. Books organized by name and then chronologically.

  1. Rodgers address book: [no date]
  2. Rodgers unused KSU Museum stationery, envelopes and seals: [no date]
  3. Silverman appointment calendar: 1967
  4. Silverman appointment calendar: 1968
  5. Silverman appointment calendar: 1969
  6. Silverman appointment calendar: 1970
  7. Silverman appointment calendar: 1971
  8. Silverman appointment calendar: 1972
  9. Silverman appointment calendar: 1973
  10. Silverman appointment calendar: 1974
  11. Silverman appointment calendar: 1975
  12. Silverman appointment calendar: 1976
  13. Silverman appointment calendar: 1981
  14. Silverman appointment calendar: 1982
  15. Silverman appointment calendar: 1983
  16. Silverman appointment calendar: 1984

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Sub-series 1F: Documents: Legal and financial documents

Rodgers and Silverman tax documents organized by name and then chronologically

  1. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1965-1969
  2. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1970-1974
  3. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1975-1976
  4. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1977-1978
  5. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1979-1980
  6. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1981-1982
  7. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1983-1984
  8. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1987
  9. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1989-1990
  10. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1991-1992
  11. Rodgers: Tax documents: 1993
  12. Rodgers/Shannon Rodgers Foundation Inc.: Tax documents: 1967 and 1973-1974
  13. Rodgers/Shannon Rodgers Foundation Inc.: Tax documents: 1975-1976
  14. Rodgers/Shannon Rodgers Foundation Inc.: Tax documents: 1977-1978
  15. Rodgers/Shannon Rodgers Foundation Inc.: Tax documents: 1979-1980
  16. Rodgers/Shannon Rodgers Foundation Inc.: Tax documents: 1981-1982
  17. Rodgers/Shannon Rodgers Foundation Inc.: Tax documents: 1983-1985
  18. Rodgers/Shannon Rodgers Foundation Inc.: Tax documents: 1988
  19. Rodgers/Shannon Rodgers Foundation Inc.: Tax documents: 1989-1990
  20. Rodgers/Shannon Rodgers Foundation Inc.: Tax documents: 1991-1992
  21. Rodgers and Silverman/Buckhorn Farm: Tax documents: 1980-1983
  22. Silverman: Tax documents: 1975-1976
  23. Silverman: Tax documents: 1977-1978
  24. Silverman: Tax documents: 1979-1980
  25. Silverman: Tax documents: 1981-1982
  26. Silverman: Tax documents: 1983-1984
  27. Silverman/J. Silverman Consultants: Tax documents 1978-1980
  28. Silverman/J. Silverman Consultants: Tax documents 1981-1982
  29. Silverman/Jerome Silverman Fund Inc.: Tax documents: 1976
  30. Silverman/Jerome Silverman Fund Inc.: Tax documents: 1978-1979
  31. Silverman/Seville Associates Inc.: Tax documents: 1976, 1979-1983

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Sub-series 1F: Documents: Legal and financial documents

Rodgers and Silverman health, real estate, legal and financial documents organized by last name/organization, topic and chronologically.

  1. Rodgers: Last Will and Testaments and legal correspondence related to: 1972-1991
  2. Rodgers: Memorial: Program, obituary, planning document: 1996
  3. Rodgers: Property (Misc.): Apartment appraisal [no location], receipts and lease: 1970, 1981 and [no date]
  4. Rodgers/The Shannon Rodgers Foundation: Documents and legal correspondence: 1966-1989
  5. Rodgers and Silverman: Buckhorn Farm: Real estate advertisement, financial sheets, contract, correspondence and newspaper clippings: 1969, 1973-1980
  6. Rodgers and Silverman: Jerry Silverman Inc. offices, 530 Seventh Avenue: Receipts: 1969-1972
  7. Rodgers and Silverman: Mayflower Hotel residence, Central Park West: Appraisal and receipts: 1962-1971
  8. Silverman: Martini Frocks, Inc.: Stock transfer from Sylvan and Elinor Rich to Silverman: November 27, 1940 Note: Document torn in half, probably by Silverman
  9. Silverman: 61 East 72 Street Corporation (Rodgers and Silverman's apartment at 760 Park Avenue): Recommendations, correspondence, contracts, financial statements: July-August, 1974
  10. Silverman: 61 East 72 Street Corporation (Rodgers and Silverman's apartment at 760 Park Avenue): Correspondence, contracts, financial statements: September-December, 1974
  11. Silverman: 61 East 72 Street Corporation (Rodgers and Silverman's apartment at 760 Park Avenue): Correspondence, contracts, financial statements: 1975-1982
  12. Silverman: 61 East 72 Street Corporation (Rodgers and Silverman's apartment at 760 Park Avenue): Correspondence, contracts, financial statements: 1983
  13. Silverman: 61 East 72 Street Corporation (Rodgers and Silverman's apartment at 760 Park Avenue): Correspondence, contracts, financial statements: 1984-1985
  14. Silverman: Estate: Legal and tax documents and memorial donation lists: 1979, 1984-1987
  15. Silverman: Last Will and Testaments and legal correspondence related to: 1980 and 1982
  16. Silverman: Medical documents: 1980-1983 and [no date]
  17. Silverman: Moving estimates: 1981
  18. Silverman: Property: Legal and financial document and correspondence: 1981-1982
  19. Silverman: Warnaco, Inc.: Legal documents and correspondence: 1970-1983
  20. Silverman/J. Silverman Consultants, Inc.: Certificate of dissolution: March 17, 1982
  21. Silverman/The Jerome Silverman Foundation, Inc.: documents including charitable donations and correspondence: 1975-1978
  22. Silverman/Seville Associates, Inc.: Stock certificates, legal documents, financial information and deeds, relating to property at 3700 Bergenline Avenue: 1959 and 1969-1971
  23. Silverman/Seville Associates, Inc.: Lessees rent summaries for 3700 Bergenline Avenue: 1972-1983
  24. Silverman/Seville Associates, Inc.: Legal documents, financial information and deeds, relating to property at 3700 Bergenline Avenue: 1976-1977
  25. Silverman/Seville Associates, Inc.: Legal documents, financial information and deeds, relating to property at 3700 Bergenline Avenue: 1978-1979
  26. Silverman/Seville Associates, Inc.: Legal documents, financial information and deeds, relating to property at 3700 Bergenline Avenue: 1980-1981
  27. Silverman/Seville Associates, Inc.: Legal documents, financial information and deeds, relating to property at 3700 Bergenline Avenue: 1982-1984
  28. Silverman (Leventhal), Theresa: Estate: Contracts, legal and financial correspondence: 1957-1982

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Sub-series 1G: Documents: Organizational documents arranged topically (articles, correspondence, press releases, loan records)

Sub-series 1H: Documents: Awards and recognitions

These files relate to Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers' involvement with various museums and other organizations. The files are organized by the name of the institution, chronologically and then topically

  1. The Brooklyn Museum: Correspondence and exhibit publications: Misc. dates 1969-1990
  2. The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T), The Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers Costume Collection: Invitations, exhibit list, program, bills, press releases and correspondence: July, 1975
  3. The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T), The Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers Costume Collection: Photographs and contact prints: July, 1975
  4. The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.): Board of Trustees appointment for Silverman, budget, correspondence, minutes, proposed courses and memorial speech for Silverman: 1975-1984
  5. The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.): Costume donation and loan records and exhibit lists: 1979-1984
  6. The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.): Exhibit and promotional publications: 1001 Treasures of design [1978], Fortuny [1981], Playbill, "Fashion and Broadway" [May, 1984]
  7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Correspondence and press release: 1976-1992 and [no date]
  8. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Glory of Russian Costume: Publicity photographs and credits pamphlet: 1977
  9. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Exhibit publications: The Eighteenth-Century Woman [1981] and Diaghilev: Costumes & Designs of the Ballets Russes [1978] and article on Fashions of the Hapsburg Era: Austria-Hungary [1979]
  10. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Manchu Dragon, Costumes of China, the Ch'Ing Dynasty: Exhibit text, photographs, contact prints and slides of Rodgers' material on loan for the exhibit: 1980
  11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: La Belle Epique: Costume loan records: 1982-1983
  12. The Monmouth Museum, "From this Day Forward": Costume loan records, exhibit invitation, museum publication and brochure: 1983
  13. The Monmouth Museum, "From this Day Forward": Photographs: 1983 Note: photographs deteriorating
  14. The New Gallery of Contemporary Art: Poster/brochure for "Designs for Living" series of lectures, Rodgers keynote speaker: October-November, 1983
  15. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Bills, receipts and list of expenses: 1976-1978
  16. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Correspondence: 1971-1975
  17. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Correspondence: 1976-1978
  18. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Correspondence: 1979
  19. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Correspondence: 1980-1981
  20. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Correspondence: [no date]
  21. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers Costume Collection inventories: [no date]
  22. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Legal documents including application for 501(c)(3) status, warranty deed, agreement with Shannon Rodgers Foundation, Inc.: Misc. dates 1973-1980
  23. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Newspaper clippings: 1978-1981
  24. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Press releases, floorplans for building, invitations, Temperance Tavern House history and museum brochure: 1975 and [no date]
  25. Newcomerstown Historical Society: Photographs, slides and postcards of exhibits and exteriors: [no date]
  26. Ohio Arts and Crafts Foundation: Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, receipts and Certificate of Appreciation for Rodgers [1983]: 1970-1990
  27. Ohio Arts Council: Rodgers served on the Design Arts Advisory Panel: Correspondence, Rodgers' acceptance speech and contract: 1982-1983
  28. Parsons School of Design: Correspondence: 1970-1984
  29. Western Reserve Historical Society: Western Reserve Historical Society News: May-June, 1979

Awards and recognitions received by Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman. These files are organized by the name of the recipient and then chronologically.

  1. Rodgers: International Conference of Police Associations: Honorary Certificate and police supporter cards and stickers: 1978
  2. Rodgers: The Ohio Outdoor Historical Drama Association: Paul Green's Trumpet in the Land Golden Heritage honoree: Invitation, programs, correspondence and press release: 1978-1979, 1983 and [no date]
  3. Rodgers: Ohio Newspaper Association and the State of Ohio, Department of Economic and Community Development, Ohio Governors Awards: Correspondence, programs, and acceptance speech: 1982
  4. Rodgers: KSU, Doctor of Humane Letters: Diploma: December 21, 1985
  5. Rodgers: KSU Alumni Association, Nomination for the CASE Volunteer of the Year Award: 1987
  6. Rodgers: KSU Office of International Student Affairs, Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Culture: April 12, 1988
  7. Rodgers and Silverman: National Multiple Sclerosis Society,"The Nation's Capital Salutes the Fashion Capital of the World," Gold Needle Awards: Invitation, program, table tent, newspaper clippings, schedule, press release, engraved plaque: March, 1973
  8. Rodgers and Silverman: The Ohioana Library Association, Ohioana Citations [2 copies] and program: October 15, 1983
  9. Silverman: City of Hope, Pilot Medical Center, Golden Torch of Hope [establishing a Research Fellowship]: Program, acceptance speech and City of Hope Quarterly [1972]: February 25, 1976
  10. Silverman: City of Hope, Pilot Medical Center, Golden Torch of Hope [establishing a Research Fellowship]: Correspondence and congratulations: February-March, 1976
  11. Silverman: Parsons School of Design, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree: May, 1976
  12. Silverman: Apparel Mart/Dallas and Braniff International, B.A.M.B.I "Flying Colors" Award: Invitation and program: October 13, 1977
  13. Silverman: Famous-Barr [St. Louis, MO], Arch Award: Program: September 14, 1979
  14. Silverman: Edward I. Koch, Mayor of the City of New York, Certificate of Appreciation for contributions toward making NYC the fashion capital of the world: Certificate, mailing list, correspondence, contributor list, acceptance speech: May 19, 1983

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Sub-series 1H: Documents: Awards and recognitions

Awards and recognitions received by Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman. These objects are organized by the name of the recipient and then chronologically.

  1. Rodgers: Fashion Shipping Managers Guild, Inc., Designer of the Year: Plaque: November 30, 1963
  2. Rodgers: Ohio Arts and Crafts Foundation/Salt Fork Festival commendation: Plaque: August 13, 1978
  3. Rodgers: KSU Alumni Association: Distinguished Service Award: Plaque: March 12, 1988
  4. Rodgers: KSU Office of International Student Affairs: Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Culture: Plaque: April 12, 1988
  5. Rodgers: Medal: “Centenar Aman 1991” (on front), “Theodor Aman 1831-1891 Pictor si Gravor Intemeietorul Scolii de Belle Arte din Bucuresti” (on back): Medal in case: 1991
  6. Rodgers: KSU University Foundation: In appreciation for service on the Board of Directors: Plaque: June 4, 1993
  7. Rodgers: Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce: Appreciation for bringing international recognition to hometown: Plaque: April 19, 1995
  8. Rodgers: KSU Presidents Club Member: Plaque: [no date]
  9. Rodgers: KSU Presidents Club/Chestnut Society: Plaque: [no date]
  10. Rodgers: Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, Golden Gift Donor: Plaque [no date]
  11. Rodgers or Silverman: Military medal (lion and crown) and pin (red with white stripes): [no date]
  12. Silverman: 2 R.O.T.C. medals and a Staunton Military Academy medal: [mid-1920s]
  13. Silverman: Certificate of Appreciation from New York Mayor: Framed certificate: June, 1972
  14. Silverman: Certificate of Appreciation from Goudchaux's Department Store: Framed certificate: January 31, 1980
  15. Silverman: Certificate of Appreciation from Goudchaux's/Maison Banche's Department Store: Framed certificate: April 28, 1982

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Sub-series 1I: Documents: KSU correspondence and topical files

Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman KSU-related correspondence. Correspondence is organized chronologically. Research note: Although Rodgers and Silverman separated some of their KSU-related correspondence from their regular correspondence, researchers should check all Rodgers and Silverman correspondence after 1979 for KSU-related materials.

  1. Silverman and Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: 1979-1980
  2. Silverman and Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: 1981
  3. Silverman and Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: 1982
  4. Silverman and Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: January-June, 1983
  5. Silverman and Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: July-December, 1983
  6. Silverman and Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: Includes letter from Ohio Governor, Richard Celeste: 1984-1985
  7. Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: Includes letter and photograph from First Lady, Mrs. Johnson: 1986-1987
  8. Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: 1988
  9. Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: 1989
  10. Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: 1990
  11. Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: January-June, 1991
  12. Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: July-December, 1991
  13. Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: 1992
  14. Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: 1993
  15. Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: 1994
  16. Silverman and Rodgers KSU-related correspondence: [no date]

KSU subject files. Subject files are organized topically.

  1. Biographies: Biographical information and photographs of Blum, Golding, Rodgers, Silverman and Schwartz used for publicity: [circa 1981 and 1983]
  2. KSU: Annual reports: 1989, 1990 and 1992
  3. KSU Alumni Association: Article regarding Silverman/Rodgers donation: [circa 1981]
  4. KSU Alumni Association: Final draft of Silverman/Rodgers Alumni Giving Brochure: [circa 1981]
  5. KSU Board of Trustees: Draft proposals by Silverman and Rodgers to KSU Board and Acceptance of Rodgers/Silverman Proposal: [1980] and 1981
  6. KSU Museum: Budget: 1984-1985 and 1987-1988
  7. KSU Museum: Collection lists and transcriptions of KSU Museum tours, interviews and slideshows: Transcription of Narration of Slide Presentation by Rodgers, Silverman, Blum and Toulis [September 10, 1983]; Untitled interview of Shannon Rodgers by Jeannine Lonardo [April 30, 1990]; Collections Opening Volunteer Recognition transcribed tour of KSU Museum [April 14, 1993] The Collections including information regarding potential KSU Museum locations [no date]; Untitled transcription of Shannon Rodgers' tour [no date]; Untitled slideshow transcript [no date]; Untitled list of KSU Museum objects [no date]
  8. KSU Museum and FIT: Jerry Silverman oral history project, transcript of oral history with Jerry Silverman by Mildred Finger, Oral History Library, F.I.T. The Fashion Industry Leaders Jerry Silverman Jerry Silverman Inc., interviews conducted in February and March, 1982
  9. KSU Museum and FIT: Jerry Silverman oral history project, transcript of two oral histories with Jerry Silverman by Stanley Garfinkel, January 15, 1982 and undated
  10. KSU Museum and School of Fashion: History: The Kent State University Museum, The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising: [no date]
  11. KSU Press releases: 1981-1996 and [no date]
  12. Rockwell Hall: Remodeling for KSU Museum and School of Fashion: Correspondence, reports, floorplans, architect's rendering: 1982-1984 and 1989
  13. Rockwell Hall: Remodeling for KSU Museum and School of Fashion: Photographs including B&W, color, contact prints and negatives: [1983-1984]
  14. School of Fashion: Bellissima, school dedication program, invitations, Cleveland Magazine supplement: April 20, 1990
  15. Shannon Rodgers for Jerry Silverman: Style and Quality on 7th Avenue: Correspondence, budgets and Visual resource list for video written and produced by KSU professor, Stanley Garfinkel: 1993-1996
  16. Silverman/Rodgers Project: Advisory committees and boards: Correspondence and lists: [1981] and 1991
  17. Silverman/Rodgers Project: Dr. Brage Golding presentation to a students/faculty/staff convocation: Transcript: May 20, 1981
  18. Silverman/Rodgers Project: Fundraising papers and script: 1982-1985, 1988 and [no date]
  19. Silverman/Rodgers Project: Fundraising folders with marketing materials (2 copies): [no date]
  20. Silverman/Rodgers Project: A Gift to the Nation fundraising publication: Rough draft and final copy: [no date]
  21. Silverman/Rodgers Project: Legal agreement drafts between KSU and Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers and lawyers notes: 1981 and 1982
  22. Silverman/Rodgers Project: Outline of presentation by Messrs. Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers to Dr. Brage Golding, President, Kent State University, and its Board of Trustees [November 21, 1980] and Case Statement for KSU Museum and School of Design [circa 1980]
  23. Silverman/Rodgers Project: Public Relations/Media List: 1982

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Rodgers and Silverman KSU events: This box contains photographs and ephemera related to Rodgers and Silverman KSU special events including early fashion shows and fundraising events. Events are organized chronologically. Research note: While some photographs from the major KSU fashion shows in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1985 have been positively dated, many images in the events folders should be considered tentatively dated for research purposes (based on clothing, stage props and known guests).

Sub-series 2G: Photographs: KSU Events

  1. Planning party for Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Designer to the stars, Shannon Rodgers in retrospect fashion show at KSU: Photographs [deteriorating]: 1979
  2. Newcomerstown News photographs covering fashion show at KSU and Rodgers' acceptance of the Golden Rose Award: 1979
  3. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Designer to the stars, Shannon Rodgers in retrospect fashion show at KSU: Press release and contact sheets: June 25, 1979
  4. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Designer to the stars, Shannon Rodgers in retrospect fashion show at KSU: Photographs: June 25, 1979
  5. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Designer to the stars, Shannon Rodgers in retrospect fashion show at KSU: Photographs: June 25, 1979
  6. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Designer to the stars, Shannon Rodgers in retrospect fashion show at KSU: Photographs: June 25, 1979
  7. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Shannon Rodgers, highlights from his collection fashion show at KSU: Press releases, ticket, correspondence: January-June, 1980
  8. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Shannon Rodgers, highlights from his collection fashion show at KSU: Contact sheets: June 23, 1980
  9. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Shannon Rodgers, highlights from his collection fashion show at KSU: Photographs [some deteriorating]: June 23, 1980
  10. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Shannon Rodgers, highlights from his collection fashion show at KSU: Photographs: June 23, 1980
  11. Event with Rodgers, Silverman and KSU President, Brage Golding: Slide: September, 1980
  12. Party with Rodgers, Silverman and KSU President, Brage Golding: Photographs: December, 1980
  13. [Announcement of Rodgers/Silverman gift to KSU by Brage Golding at press conference]: Photograph: [May 20, 1981]
  14. Announcement of Rodgers/Silverman gift to KSU including KSU President Brage Golding, Silverman, Rodgers and KSU student Becky Roh in front of Rockwell: Photograph and negatives: [circa 1981]
  15. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Masterpieces in design with Shannon Rodgers fashion show at KSU: Invitations, program, tickets, press releases and publicity: June, 1981
  16. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Masterpieces in design with Shannon Rodgers fashion show at KSU, backstage and set-up: Photographs: June, 1981
  17. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Masterpieces in design with Shannon Rodgers fashion show at KSU: Contact sheets and negatives: June 22, 1981
  18. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Masterpieces in design with Shannon Rodgers fashion show at KSU: Photographs, numbered 5-49 (some missing): June 22, 1981
  19. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Masterpieces in design with Shannon Rodgers fashion show at KSU: Photographs: June 22, 1981
  20. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Masterpieces in design with Shannon Rodgers fashion show at KSU: Photographs: June 22, 1981
  21. Jerry Silverman: Fall collection first showing/Masterpieces in design with Shannon Rodgers fashion show at KSU: Photographs: June 22, 1981
  22. Artspace, "Rodgers-Silverman collection to spark design center" article: Photographs: November/December, 1981
  23. Dazzle luncheon: Originally called "Wish Upon a Star": Correspondence and photographs: June 7, 1982
  24. "Two Centuries of Romance," "Night of One Hundred Stars," The Oscar de la Renta Collection and Two Centuries of Bridal Gowns: Programs, press passes, invitations, tickets and press releases: June, 1982
  25. "Two Centuries of Romance," "Night of One Hundred Stars," The Oscar de la Renta Collection and Two Centuries of Bridal Gowns: Contact prints and slides: June 21, 1982
  26. "Two Centuries of Romance," "Night of One Hundred Stars," The Oscar de la Renta Collection and Two Centuries of Bridal Gowns: Photographs (color): June 21, 1982
  27. "Two Centuries of Romance," "Night of One Hundred Stars," The Oscar de la Renta Collection and Two Centuries of Bridal Gowns: Photographs (color): June 21, 1982
  28. Two Centuries of Bridal Gowns taken by Loydd Jones of the Youngstown Vindicator for article: Photographs: June 21, 1982
  29. Dazzle!: Receipts and bills: May-November, 1982
  30. Dazzle!: Press releases, publicity committee minutes, committee assignments, table assignments, RSVPs, Bob Mackie, Fall 1983 collection statement: July-October, 1982
  31. Dazzle!: Prince and Princess Michael of Kent arrival and greeting by Silverman and KSU President Schwartz: Photographs: October 7, 1982
  32. Dazzle!: Invitations, invitation list and programs: October 8, 1982
  33. Dazzle!: Photographs (color), contact prints, slide and negative (guests included Prince and Princess Michael of Kent): October 8, 1982
  34. Dazzle!: Photographs (guests included Prince and Princess Michael of Kent): October 8, 1982
  35. Dazzle!: Photographs (guests included Prince and Princess Michael of Kent): October 8, 1982
  36. Dazzle!: Photographs (guests included Prince and Princess Michael of Kent): October 8, 1982
  37. Premiere: Higbee's fundraising event folder and brochures: September 10, 1983
  38. Event with Rodgers, Jabe Tarter and Paul Miller [associated with Tarter/Miller donation to KSU Museum?]: Photograph: [1983]
  39. Fashion Illustrator, Antonio Lopez, presenting at KSU as part of the College of Fine and Professional Arts "Connections" series, and KSU President Schwartz: Photographs: April 9, 1984
  40. Premiere II: Higbee's fundraising event planning document: September 8, 1984
  41. Fashions of the Times benefit for The Easter Seals Society with Stella Blum: Program: March 28, 1985

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Rodgers and Silverman KSU events: This box contains photographs and ephemera related to Rodgers and Silverman KSU special events including early fashion shows and fundraising events. Events are organized chronologically. Research note: While some photographs from the major KSU fashion shows in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1985 have been positively dated, many images in the events folders should be considered tentatively dated for research purposes (based on clothing, stage props and known guests).

Sub-series 2G: Photographs: KSU Events

  1. Dazzle! Opening in Style: Programs: September 27, 1985
  2. Dazzle! Opening in Style: Negatives and contact prints: September 27, 1985
  3. Dazzle! Opening in Style: Photographs: September 27, 1985
  4. Dazzle! Opening in Style: Photographs: September 27, 1985
  5. Dazzle! Opening in Style: Photographs: September 27, 1985
  6. Dazzle! Opening in Style: Photographs: September 27, 1985
  7. Shannon Rodgers receiving honoroary KSU degree: [December 21, 1985]
  8. Higbee Employee Benefit: Memoranda: May 17, 1986
  9. Christian Dior Retrospective exhibit reception at the Musee des Arts de la Mode in Paris with Rodgers and KSU professor, Stanley Garfinkel: Photograph, contact sheet and negatives: March, 1987
  10. Night of 100 Stars: Higbee's Beachwood Place Benefit: Photographs and slides: September 23, 1988
  11. [Unidentified KSU event]: contact print: September 26, 1988
  12. Mr. and Mrs. John Pomerantz, owner of the Leslie Fay Corp, visiting KSU Museum: September, 1988
  13. Oscar de la Renta fashion show: Flyer, program, drawing of runway for show and Oscar de la Renta biography: September-October, 1988
  14. Oscar de la Renta fashion show: Photographs and contact prints: October 4, 1988
  15. Cora Gingsburg reception: Photographs: [1988]
  16. School of Fashion Hall of Fame Awards: Photograph: April, 1989
  17. School of Fashion Hall of Fame Awards: Photograph: April, 1990
  18. Shannon Rodgers and designer Bob Mackie, [November, 1990]
  19. Janet Voinavich, Ohio governor's wife, visiting KSU Museum: Photographs: November 1, 1991
  20. In the Heart of the Dragon: American Heart Association benefit with costume show of items loaned from KSU: Photographs: April 1993
  21. A Salute to Shannon Rodgers event: Invitation: September 27, 1995
  22. Birthday party for Shannon Rodgers with KSU President Michael Schwartz: Photographs: August [no date]
  23. [Unidentified] KSU events: Programs, photographs and slides: 1987, 1988 and [no dates]

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Sub-series 2H: Photographs: KSU Museum

KSU Museum exhibitions, collections and publicity and exhibition of KSU collections loaned to other institutions. Exhibit material is organized chronologically, and then alphabetically by exhibit name.

  1. Canton Art Institute and KSU: Nightingales and Dragons: The Robes of China: Correspondence, transcript, invitations, programs and photograph: 1983-1984
  2. KSU Alumni Association and Toledo Edison: The Gilded Age: 1890-1910: Photographs, exhibit guides and program: 1984
  3. KSU Museum: Exhibition list: 1985-1989
  4. KSU Museum: Opening exhibits: Photographs: 1985
  5. KSU Museum: Alumni Gallery Exhibit, materials from the Rodgers/Silverman collection: Photographs: 1986
  6. KSU Museum: Growing Collections exhibit: First Lady Nancy Reagan dress: Photograph: [circa 1986]
  7. KSU Museum: Brides, Brides, Brides exhibit: Photographs, museum brochure and slide: 1987
  8. Musee des Arts de la Mode, Paris: Christian Dior Retrospective exhibit: Two KSU Museum dresses were loaned for the exhibit and KSU Professor, Stanley Garfinkel showed his documentary, Completely Dior: Photographs: 1987
  9. KSU Museum: The Paisley Shawl exhibit: Press release and transcript: [1987]
  10. KSU Museum: Blue and White Chinese Porcelains exhibit: Brochure, photographs, slides and contact sheets: 1988-1989
  11. KSU Museum: Coromandel Screen exhibit: Photographs and contact sheets: 1988
  12. KSU Museum: The Fascinating '20s exhibit: Photographs: 1988
  13. KSU Museum: The Lure of Lace exhibit: Photographs, contact sheets, slide and object script: 1988
  14. KSU Museum: The Lure of Lace exhibit: Photographs of lace objects, fashion photographs of designers employing lace in their collections [exhibit illustrations?], photograph and negative of Alice S. Berens in 1911 lace wedding gown and copy of The Lace Collector [Fall, 1991]: 1988
  15. KSU Museum: Victoriana exhibit: Brochures, Rodgers' transcript of gallery tour, invitations, photographs (B&W) and contact sheets: 1988
  16. KSU Museum: Victoriana exhibit: Photographs (color): 1988
  17. KSU Museum: KSU Museum catalog: Photographic transparencies: 1989
  18. KSU Museum: Modern Masters exhibit: "Shannon Rodgers' Narrative" and brochure and mock-up: 1989
  19. KSU Museum: Modern Masters exhibit: Photographs and contact sheets: 1989
  20. KSU Museum: Modern Masters exhibit(?): Photographs of designers fashion runway shots: 1989
  21. Lord and Taylor: Retrospective of Past Coty Award Winners: Ten KSU items were loaned and Rodgers was honored: 1989
  22. KSU Museum: Zubar Wallpaper exhibit: Exhibit text, manufacturer's material and photographs: 1989
  23. KSU Museum: The Romanian Exhibition: Two Hundred Years of Costume and Art exhibit: Romanian trip and exhibit research including material from Maryhill Museum, WA: Photographs, slides and postcards: [circa 1990]
  24. KSU Museum: The Romanian Exhibition: Two Hundred Years of Costume and Art exhibit: Theodor Pallady paintings: Photographs: [photographed circa 1990]
  25. KSU Museum: The Romanian Exhibition: Two Hundred Years of Costume and Art exhibit: Correspondence and loan information: 1991-1992
  26. KSU Museum: The Romanian Exhibition: Two Hundred Years of Costume and Art exhibit: Flyer, photographs and contact sheets: 1991-1992
  27. KSU Museum: The Romanian Exhibition: Two Hundred Years of Costume and Art exhibit: Exhibit booklet and mock-ups: 1991-1992
  28. KSU Museum: San Antonio Fiesta Costume exhibit: Photographs, contact sheets, slides, program and press release: 1991
  29. KSU Museum: San Antonio Fiesta Costume exhibit: The Order of the Alamo programs and news article (featuring costumes from the exhibit): 1984, 1989, 1990 and 1991
  30. KSU Museum: Chinese Robes exhibit: Contact sheet: 1993
  31. KSU Museum: Label text for KSU Museum objects: [circa 1993]
  32. KSU Museum: Pauline Trigere: A Retrospective exhibit: Invitation and photographs: 1994
  33. KSU Museum: Unknown exhibits: Photographs: [no date]
  34. Rodgers' costume collection: Models in historic costumes used to publicize Rodgers' collection and later the KSU Museum collections: Photographs and correspondence: 1975 and [no date]
  35. Unidentified KSU Museum objects including Chinese porcelains and a rococo couch: Photographs: [no date]

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Sub-series 3A: Printed Materials: Periodicals and periodical clippings

Periodicals organized chronologically.

  1. Clothes: News Magazine of the Fashion Industry, "Jerry Silverman: Elegance for Sophisticated Young Americans": November 1, 1967
  2. Northern Ohio Live, "The fashionable life of Kent State angels Silverman and Rodgers": October 19-November 1, 1981
  3. The RAM Report, "A living endowment": March, 1982
  4. Northern Ohio Live, "Party of the Month: Dazzle!": November, 1982
  5. The Higbee Company Annual Report, "All American fashion": 1982
  6. Town & Country, "Cleveland a dazzle" (2 copies): May, 1983
  7. Higbee's News and Views, "School of Fashion Designe and Merchandising Set for Kent State University": October, 1983
  8. Northern Ohio Live, "A fashionably early visit to Kent State's costume collection ": May, 1984
  9. H Trends: The Associate Magazine of the Higbee Co.: "Trends visits the Kent Museum": February, 1986
  10. Cleveland Magazine Supplement: "Fashioning the future: The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, Kent State University: [1991]

Photocopied magazine covers and advertisements organized chronologically. Use for research.

  1. 1955-1961
  2. 1964-1966
  3. 1967-1968
  4. 1969- 1970

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Sub-series 3A: Printed Materials: Periodicals and periodical clippings

Original magazine covers and advertisements organized chronologically. Researcher note: Use photocopied magazine covers and advertisements, not original clippings [See Box 18] for research purposes. Organized roughly chronologically.

  1. 1955-1961
  2. 1964-1966
  3. 1967-1968
  4. 1969-1970
  5. No date

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Sub-series 3A: Printed Materials: Periodicals and periodical clippings

Periodical clippings: Advertisements which appeared in the New Yorker between 1967 and 1973 using the slogan, "Just show me the Jerry Silvermans, please."

  1. Portfolio of Jerry Silverman advertisements in the New Yorker [Note: glue is loose and material should be handled carefully]: 1967
  2. Jerry Silverman advertisements in the New Yorker: 1967-1968
  3. Jerry Silverman advertisements in the New Yorker: 1969-1970
  4. Jerry Silverman advertisements in the New Yorker: 1971-1973
  5. Foldout promotional brochure, Jerry Silverman in the New Yorker: [circa 1969]
  6. Foldout promotional brochure, Vogue and The New Yorker have a beautiful holiday message. "Just show me the Jerry SIlvermans, please.": [early 1970s]

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Photocopied newspaper clippings and advertisements organized chronologically. Use for research.

  1. 1959
  2. 1960
  3. 1961
  4. 1964
  5. [late 1964-early 1965]
  6. 1965

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Photocopied newspaper clippings and advertisements organized chronologically. Use for research.

  1. January-March, 1966
  2. April-June, 1966
  3. July-August, 1966

Box 24 Flat box

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Photocopied newspaper clippings and advertisements organized chronologically. Use for research.

  1. May-June, 1967
  2. July-August, 1967
  3. September-October, 1967
  4. November-December, 1967

Box 24A Flat box

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

  1. 1967

Box 25 Flat box

Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

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Photocopied newspaper clippings and advertisements organized chronologically. Use for research.

  1. January-February, 1968
  2. March-April, 1968
  3. May-August, 1968
  4. September-December, 1968

Box 26 Flat box

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Photocopied newspaper clippings and advertisements organized chronologically. Use for research.

  1. January-February, 1969
  2. March, 1969
  3. April, 1969
  4. May-June, 1969

Box 27 Flat box

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Photocopied newspaper clippings and advertisements organized chronologically. Use for research.

  1. July-August, 1969
  2. September-October, 1969
  3. November-December, 1969

Box 28 Flat box

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Photocopied newspaper clippings and advertisements organized chronologically. Use for research.

  1. January-February, 1970
  2. March-April, 1970
  3. May-June, 1970
  4. September, 1970-September, 1971 [Phyllis George, Miss America]
  5. October, 1970 [Jerry Silverman collection premiered in Mexico City]
  6. June-September, 1972 ["New York, Fashion Capital of the World" campaign]
  7. [no date]

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Photocopied newspaper clippings and advertisements organized chronologically. Use for research.

  1. 1974
  2. 1975
  3. 1976
  4. 1977
  5. 1978
  6. January-June, 1979
  7. July-December, 1979
  8. January-June, 1980
  9. July-December, 1980
  10. January-May, 1981
  11. June, 1981
  12. July-September, 1981
  13. October-December, 1981
  14. January-March, 1982
  15. April-June, 1982
  16. July-August, 1982
  17. September-October, 1982
  18. November-December, 1982
  19. January-June, 1983
  20. July-December, 1983
  21. January-June, 1984
  22. July-December, 1984

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Photocopied newspaper clippings and advertisements organized chronologically with the exception of the topical "Designers" file which is alphabetically organized by the designer's last name. Use for research.

  1. January-August, 1985
  2. September-December, 1985
  3. 1986
  4. 1987
  5. 1988
  6. 1989
  7. 1990
  8. 1991-1992
  9. 1993-1996
  10. [no date]
  11. Designers

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Original newspaper clippings. Researcher note: Use photocopied clippings [see Boxes 21 through 28], not original clippings for research purposes. Organized chronologically.

  1. 1959
  2. 1960
  3. 1961
  4. 1964
  5. 1965
  6. 1966
  7. July-August, 1967
  8. September, 1967
  9. October, 1967
  10. November-December, 1967

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Original newspaper clippings. Researcher note: Use photocopied clippings [see Boxes 21 through 28], not original clippings for research purposes. Organized chronologically.

  1. January-March, 1968
  2. April-June, 1968
  3. July-December, 1968
  4. January-June, 1969
  5. July-September, 1969
  6. October-December, 1969
  7. 1970
  8. 1970-1971 [Silverman in Mexico City and Phyllis George, Miss America]
  9. July-August, 1972 [New York, Fashion Capital of the World campaign]

Box 32 Oversized Box

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Sub-series 1C: Documents: Press releases and promotional material

Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

  1. Press pages: Large images of Jerry Silverman advertisements, possibly used to solicit dress orders/reorders from department stores: 1959-1966

Original oversized newspaper clippings. Researcher note: Use photocopied clippings [see Boxes 21 through 28], not original clippings for research purposes. Organized roughly chronologically.

  1. 1959
  2. 1960
  3. 1961
  4. 1964-1965
  5. 1966
  6. 1967
  7. 1968
  8. 1969
  9. 1970
  10. 1972
  11. [no date]

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Sub-series 1J: Documents: Ephemera (currency, menus, labels, invitations, transcripts)

Ephemera organized chronologically and by object type.

  1. Program: The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London: [early 1960s]
  2. Currency: Foreign currency; 10 Israeli bills [1978] and [1979]; 1 Egyptian bill [no date]; 4 English pounds [no date]
  3. Program: The Rivals, The National Theatre, London: 1983
  4. Transcript: "Hollywood kept me in stitches: Hollywood and Death Valley (Seventh Avenue) as seen through the eye of costume designer Earl Luick's needle" by Earl Luick and Oscar Moore: September 16, 1985
  5. Business cards: Paris couture houses: 5 cards: [no dates] and Clement L. Coninte and Shannon Rodgers and Shannon's business cards: [no dates]
  6. Label: Greek wine label, Verdicchio, Dei Castelli di Jesi: [no date]
  7. Poem: Handwritten Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote on love [unaddressed and unsigned]: [no date]
  8. Prints: [Unidentified] Reproductions of two sketches of a knight on horseback with a dog: [no date]
  9. Transcript: [Rodgers'] description of flight from New York to L.A. in the 1930s: 2 pgs: [no date]

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Sub-series 1K: Documents: Scrapbooks and Albums

  1. Scrapbook used as a vacation journal by Silverman: December 31, 1966-January 7, 1967
  2. "Tribute to the First Lady of American Fashion, Miss Mildred Custin" by the American Jewish Committee: Photograph album: June 13, 1968
  3. Fashion show at Jerry Silverman showroom, photographed by Mort Kaye Studios: Photograph album: [1960s]
  4. Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival scrapbook: Newspaper clippings and photographs: Magnetic album [Note: pages have fallen out]: August 11-13, 1978
  5. Photograph album: “Buckhorn” domestic photographs: Magnetic album: [circa 1970s]
  6. Photograph album: "Special Unabridged Edition of The Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers Collection," humorously captioned photographs of early Silverman/Rodgers KSU events: Magnetic album: [circa early-1980s]

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Sub-series 1A: Documents: Genealogical material (marriage certificates, deeds, correspondence, newspaper clippings)

Sub-series 1H: Documents: Awards and Recognitions

Sub-series 1J: Documents: Ephemera (currency, menus, labels, invitations, transcripts)

Oversized documents: Rodgers' family genealogical material and Silverman and Rodgers' awards and certificates. Organized by last name and then chronologically.

  1. Blum, Stella: Certificate (calligraphy): Named Blum a Fellow of The Costume Society of America: May 16, 1991 (2 copies)
  2. Rodgers: Document (photocopy): Indenture, widow and heirs of Richard Chapman: May 18, 1806
  3. Rodgers: Document (photocopy): Indenture, Richard Chapman: November 23, 1815
  4. Rodgers: Document: Land Grant to Elijah Johnson in the district of Zanesville: August 6, 1825
  5. Rodgers: Document: "General statistical register" of parents and pupils in school district #2, Salem Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio: November 24, 1851-February 25, 1852
  6. Rodgers: Correspondence: John Watson to [R. C. Chapman]: December 29, 1852
  7. Rodgers: Correspondence: [Jacob Shannon] to Sarah Shannon: June 9, 1862
  8. Rodgers: Document: Marriage License for John C. Chapman to Flora J. Shannon: August 28, 1878
  9. Rodgers: Newspaper Clipping: "Nearing a century: An interesting old lady, ninty-three years old" regarding 'Grandma Peoples': February 4, 1897
  10. Rodgers: Currency: One sheet of uncut five cent bank notes, nine sheets of uncut twenty-five cent bank notes and two sheets of uncut fifty cent banknotes: [19th century]
  11. Rodgers: Newspaper clipping: Sarah Ripley Shannon obituary: [early 1920s]
  12. Rodgers: Document: High School Diploma for [Shannon] Robert John Rodgers from Cleveland Heights High School: June 6, 1929
  13. Rodgers: Newspaper section: Chicago Sunday Tribune section including article on dresses of the first ladies and on stage and screen lighting for actresses: December 20, 1931
  14. Rodgers: Newspaper: Issue of The Akron Times-Press: January 2, 1934
  15. Rodgers: Mounted certificate: Certificate of Appreciation from the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising in recognition of service: April 27, 1988
  16. Rodgers: Certificate (calligraphy): Named Rodgers a Fellow of The Costume Society of America: May 16, 1991 (2 copies)
  17. Silverman: Certificate: Appointment of Silverman to the Fashion Institute of Technology Board of Trustees: September 8, 1972
  18. Silverman: Certificate: Appointment of Silverman to the Fashion Institute of Technology Board of Trustees: July 1, 1980
  19. Silverman: Framed collage of Silverman photographs: Miscellaneous dates

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Series 4: Personal items

Rodgers and Silverman personal objects including framed photographs, memo pad holder, seals and 'Buckhorn' handkerchiefs. Organized by individual and then chronologically.

  1. Rodgers: “The Shannon Rodgers Foundation, Inc. Corporate Seal, New York 1966”: Includes seal and instruction sheet: 1966
  2. Rodgers: "Table at Founder Scholars Ball": Framed photograph: [1994]
  3. Rodgers: Box containing Red Hot candy hearts, signed on the inside lid, "To Shannon with respect. Diane V," [Diane Vreeland]: [no date]
  4. Rodgers: Fireworks at Eiffel Tower: Framed photograph: [no date]
  5. Rodgers: "SRR, Library of Shannon Rodgers": Seal in plastic case: [no date]
  6. Rodgers: "Shannon Rodgers Collection": Ink stamp: [no date]
  7. Rodgers: DVD, Style and Quality on 7th Avenue: Shannon Rodgers for Jerry Silverman: [no date]
  8. Rodgers: Index card file box, A-L: [no date]
  9. Rodgers: Index card file box, M-Z: [no date]
  10. Rodgers or Silverman: Bone, vertebrae of a small animal with tassel tied on it: [no date]
  11. Rodgers and Silverman: Handkerchiefs: Three silk handkerchiefs with a map of Buckhorn (Rodgers and Silverman's New York house) on them: [no date]
  12. Silverman: Interview in New York: Audio tape: January 15, 1982
  13. Silverman: Memo pad and pencil holder with the initial "S" on it: Metal: [no date]

Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers, Papers 1825-1994 [1959-1994]. The following material is located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall. Please call for an appointment.

Box 37. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 2I: Photographs: Movie and theater stills

Photographic stills from movies, theater and television. Shannon Rodgers worked as costume designer in New York and Hollywood before World War II. Working under well-known designers, Rodgers' usually did not receive theatrical credits for his work. While working in the ready-to-wear industry after the war, Rodgers occasionally designed for individuals in the entertainment industry including Bess Myerson and Dinah Shore. Photographs are organized alphabetically by the name of the production or, if the production is unknown or multiple productions are represented, alphabetically by the last name of the individual.

  1. The Adventures of Marco Polo: Photographic stills: 1938
  2. The Barrotts of Wimpole Street: Photographic stills: 1934
  3. Captains Courageous: Photographic stills: 1937
  4. Cleopatra: Photographic stills and negative: 1934
  5. Cleopatra: Photographs of costume sketches and original drawing "By Shannon Rodgers for Cleopatra after a slide": 1934 and [no date]
  6. Come and Get It : Photographic stills: 1936
  7. Davis, Bette: Photographic stills: [no dates]
  8. Dietrich, Marlene: Photographic stills and negative: [no dates]
  9. Dietrich, Marlene: Photographic stills and negative: [no dates]
  10. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show: Photographic stills: 1958-1961 and [no dates]
  11. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show: Photographic stills: 1958-1961 and [no dates]
  12. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show: Photographic stills: 1959-1961 and [no dates]
  13. Dodsworth: Photographic stills: 1936
  14. Electra: Photocopied drawings: [January, 1932]
  15. The Hurricane: Photographic stills: 1937
  16. Marie Antoinette: Photographic stills and negatives: 1938
  17. Miscellaneous movies and actors: Photographic stills and negatives: [misc. dates]
  18. Myerson, Bess [unidentified television show]: "TV Wardrobe," shows 1-5: Photographs: [1970s]
  19. Myerson, Bess [unidentified television show]: "TV Wardrobe," shows 6-10: Photographs: [1970s]
  20. Myerson, Bess [unidentified television show]: "TV Wardrobe," shows 11-15: Photographs: [1970s]
  21. Myerson, Bess [unidentified television show]: "TV Wardrobe," shows 16-20: Photographs: [1970s]
  22. Myerson, Bess [unidentified television show]: "TV Wardrobe," shows 21-25: Photographs: [1970s]
  23. Myerson, Bess [unidentified television show]: "TV Wardrobe," shows 26-30: Photographs: [1970s]
  24. Myerson, Bess [unidentified television show]: "TV Wardrobe," shows 31-35: Photographs: [1970s]
  25. Myerson, Bess [unidentified television show]: "TV Wardrobe," shows 36-40: Photographs: [1970s]
  26. Myerson, Bess [unidentified television show]: "TV Wardrobe," shows 41-46: Photographs: [1970s]
  27. The Plainsmen: Photographic stills: 1936
  28. The Prisoner of Zenda: Photographic stills and negatives: 1937
  29. Stella Dallas: Photographic stills: 1936
  30. Vogues of 1938 (?) : Photographic stills: 1937
  31. The Warrior's Husband: Photographic stills: 1932
  32. Woman Chases Man: Photographic stills; 1936
  33. Woman Chases Man: Photographs of costume sketches: 1936

Box 38 Flat Box. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 2I: Photographs: Movie and theater stills

Large mounted and unmounted photographic stills from movies. Photographs are organized alphabetically by the name of the production.

  1. The Adventures of Marco Polo: 1938
  2. Barretts of Wimpole Street: 1934
  3. Cleopatra: Photographic stills: 1934
  4. Come and Get It : Photographic stills of Francis Farmer and Andrea Leeds: 1936
  5. Hi Nellie! (?): Photographic still: 1934
  6. Marie Antoinette: Movie stills (Rodgers designed the men's costumes): 1938
  7. Vogues of 1938: Photographic stills (1 still shows Rodgers' sketches): 1937
  8. Warrior's Husband: Theatrical stills of Katharine Hepburn (Rodgers designed Greek ornaments on the costumes in this play): 1932
  9. Woman Chases Man: Photographs of costume sketches: [1937]

Very large photographic stills from movies. Photographs are organized alphabetically by the name of the production.

  1. Stella Dallas: Photographic still of Barbara Stanwick: 1937
  2. Woman Chases Man: Photographic still of Leona Maricle: 1937

Movie poster

  1. The Empress Dowager: [1960s]

Box 39 Flat box. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Series 5: Sketches

Shannon Rodgers fashion sketches. These undated and unsigned fashion sketches were probably made by Rodgers for Martini Designed in the late-1940s and 1950s.

  1. Folders 1-8. Fashion sketches: 10 sketches per folder: Watercolor, black: [1940s-1950s] Note: Labels were placed directly onto the backs of the sketches and are not removable.

Box 40 Flat box. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Series 5: Sketches

Shannon Rodgers fashion sketches. These undated and unsigned fashion sketches by Rodgers were probably made for Martini Designed in the late-1940s and 1950s.

  1. Folders 1-9: Fashion sketches: Approximately 10 sketches per folder: Watercolor, black: [1940s-1950s] Note: Labels were placed directly onto the backs of the sketches and are not removable.

Box 41 Flat box. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Series 5: Sketches

Shannon Rodgers costume, fashion and exhibit sketches.

  1. Costume sketch: [Joan Crawford]: Pencil and watercolor on mountboard, initialed twice: [circa 1930s]
  2. Fashion sketches in bound volume: [probably created by Rodgers for Martini Designed]: Watercolor, black: [1940s-1950s]
  3. Exhibit sketches: Sketches for an exhibit of Chinese costumes and objects: 5 sketches [four in pencil, and one in pen and watercolor]: [1980s]
  4. Fashion sketch: Marker and color pencil, matted, initialed: [1980s]

Box 42 Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Series 5: Sketches

Shannon Rodgers fashion sketches. These undated and unsigned fashion sketches by Rodgers were probably completed for Jerry Silverman in the 1960s and early-1970s.

  1. Folder 1: Slides of fashion sketches created by Rodgers probably for Martini Designed: [made from original sketches 1940s-1950s]
  2. Folders 2-13: Fashion sketches: Approximately 10 sketches per folder: pencil: [1960s-1970s]
  3. Folders 14-26: Fashion sketches: Approximately 10 sketches per folder: watercolor, black: [1960s-1970s]

Box 43 Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Series 5: Sketches

Shannon Rodgers fashion sketches. These undated and unsigned fashion sketches by Rodgers were probably completed for Jerry Silverman in the 1960s and early-1970s.

  1. Folders 1-21: Fashion sketches: Approximately 10 sketches per folder: watercolor, black: [1960s]
  2. Folder 22-27: Fashion sketches: Approximately 9 sketches per folder: watercolor, black and additional color:: [1960s]
  3. Folder 28: Fashion sketches: 4 sketches: watercolor, black with white details: [1960s]
  4. Folder 29: Fashion sketches: 8 sketches with fabric swatches: watercolor, black: [1960s]
  5. Folder 30: Fashion sketches: 8 sketches on paper with "Bambou Barlon Moirans" watermark: watercolor and pen: [1960s-1970s]
  6. Folder 31: Fashion sketches: 3 sketches: marker and ballpoint pen: [no dates]]

Box 44 Flat box. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Series 5: Sketches

Shannon Rodgers fashion sketches. The majority of these fashion sketches are of African-American models.

  1. Folder 1-4: Fashion sketches: Approximately 10 sketches per folder: color marker: [1970s]
  2. Folder 5: Fashion sketches: Sketches on mountboard, initialed by Rodgers: color marker: [1970s]
  3. Folder 6: Fashion sketches: Sketches of "Mrs. K. Gilligan" on mountboard, initialed by Rodgers: color marker: [1970s]

Box 45 Oversized flat box. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Series 5: Sketches

Mounted drawings and fashion sketches. Four small numbered sketches on paper have been mounted to each piece of cardboard. Note: The cardboard and mounting glue present preservation issues for these sketches, researchers should handle with care.

  1. Fashion sketches by Shannon Rodgers(?): Small numbered sketches on paper, glued to cardboard: 4 boards: Color marker: [late 1970s-early 1980s]
  2. Fashion sketches by Shannon Rodgers(?): Small numbered sketches on paper, glued to cardboard: 4 boards: Color marker: [late 1970s-early 1980s]
  3. Fashion sketches by Shannon Rodgers(?): Small numbered sketches on paper, glued to cardboard: 4 boards: Color marker: [late 1970s-early 1980s]
  4. Fashion sketches by Shannon Rodgers(?): Small numbered sketches on paper, glued to cardboard: 5 boards: Color marker: [late 1970s-early 1980s]

Mounted oversized drawings and fashion sketches.

  1. Fashion sketches by Shannon Rodgers(?): Small numbered sketches on paper glued and/or stapled to large pieces of cardboard: Color marker: 21 boards: 1979 and [late 1970s-early 1980s]

Box 46. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Series 5: Sketches

Shannon Rodgers sketches of historic costumes (originals and photocopies).  These sketches by Rodgers' were probably created during the 1970s and 1980s to document his historic costume collections (originally called the Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers Collection), and later the KSU Museum costume collections. Unsigned but identified as Shannon Rodgers by Jean Druesedow, KSU Museum. 

  1. Folders 1-13: Costume sketches: Approximately 10 sketches per folder: Miscellaneous media including pen, marker and crayon: [1970s-1980s]
  2. Folder 14: Costume sketches: Rough/unfinished sketches: Marker: [1970s-1980s]
  3. Folder 15: Costume sketches: Rough/unfinished sketches: Pencil: [1970s-1980s]
  4. Folder 16: Costume sketches (photocopies): "ECR Collection" [Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers]: Costumes numbered and dated, #1-5: [1970s]
  5. Folder 17: Costume sketches (photocopies): "ECR Collection" [Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers]: Costumes numbered and dated, #6-15: [1970s]
  6. Folder 18: Costume sketches (photocopies): "ECR Collection" [Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers]: Costumes numbered and dated, #16-25: [1970s]
  7. Folder 19: Costume sketches (photocopies): "ECR Collection" [Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers]: Costumes numbered and dated, #26-35: [1970s]
  8. Folder 20: Costume sketches (photocopies): "ECR Collection" [Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers]: Costumes numbered and dated, #36-45: [1970s]
  9. Folder 21: Costume sketches (photocopies): "ECR Collection" [Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers]: Costumes numbered and dated, #46-18: [1970s]

Box 47. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Series 5: Sketches

Shannon Rodgers sketches of historic costumes (originals and photocopies).  These sketches by Rodgers were probably made to document his historic costume collections (originally called the Elizabeth Chapman Rodgers Collection), and later items donated to the KSU Museum costume collections. Unsigned but identified as Shannon Rodgers by Jean Druesedow, KSU Museum.

  1. Folders 1-12: Costume sketches (photocopies): Approximately 10 sketches per folder: [1970s-1980s]
  2. Folder 13: Drawing List: Shannon Rodgers master drawing list (2 copies) and accessories list [corresponds to donated items of Lambert, Miller, Revson and Stevens]: 1984
  3. Folder 14: Costume sketches (originals and photocopies): Costumes donated by Eleanor Lambert: [1984]
  4. Folder 15: Costume sketches (originals and photocopies): Costumes donated by Judy Miller: [1984]
  5. Folder 16: Costume sketches (originals and photocopies): Costumes donated by Lynn Revson: [1984]
  6. Folder 17: Costume sketches (originals and photocopies): Costumes donated by Marti Stevens: Pen and marker: [1984]
  7. Folder 18: Costume sketches (photocopies): Costumes donated by Marti Stevens, Judy Miller, Eleanor Lambert and Lynn Revson: May 3, 1984
  8. Folder 19: Exhibit sketches (originals and photocopies), miscellaneous media including pen, marker and crayon: [1980s]
  9. Folder 20: Building sketches, pen and marker: 2 sketches [no date]
  10. Folder 21: Sketches, rough sketches on scratch paper: [no date]

Box 48. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 2J: Photographs: Fashion

Fashion photographs of models in Jerry Silverman dresses taken to promote seasonal fashion collections. A model number, description of the ensemble, approximate cost and promotional release date are attached to some of the photographs. Photographs organized chronologically.

  1. Jerry Silverman fashion slides and photographic reprints: 1959
  2. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: 1959
  3. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: 1963
  4. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: 1964
  5. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: Spring/Summer, 1965
  6. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: Spring/Summer, 1966
  7. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: Fall/Winter, 1967
  8. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: Spring/Summer, 1968
  9. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: 1969
  10. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: [1960s]
  11. Jerry Silverman photographs of fashion sketches: [1960s]
  12. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: Spring/Summer, 1970
  13. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: Fall/Winter, 1979
  14. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs and contact sheets: [1970s]
  15. Jerry Silverman fashion contact sheets and negatives: [early-1980s]
  16. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs and large format negatives [note: some negatives stuck to photographic prints]: [early-1980s]
  17. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs: Color photographs probably made from slides: [no dates]
  18. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs and photographs of Shannon Rodgers' sketches : Photographic reprints of originals: [misc. dates]
  19. Jerry Silverman fashion slides and slides of Shannon Rodgers' sketches: Slide reprints of originals: [misc. dates]

Box 49 Flat box. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 2J: Photographs: Fashion

Sub-series 3A: Printed Materials: Periodicals and periodical clippings

Mounted and oversized Jerry Silverman fashion photographs, photographs of sketches and magazine prints.

  1. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs, photographs of sketches and magazine prints: Mounted: 1960s-1970s
  2. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs, photographs of sketches and magazine prints: Mounted: 1960s-1970s
  3. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs, photographs of sketches and magazine prints: Mounted: 1960s-1970s
  4. Jerry Silverman fashion photographs, photographs of sketches and magazine prints: Unmounted: 1960s-1970s
  5. Unidentified woman in Vogue: Photograph of page with accompanying note to Rodgers [April 19, 1989]: Possibly early Rodger's design(?): Photograph: [1950s]

Box 50. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 2J: Photographs: Fashion

Jerry Silverman seasonal lines including fashion show photographs and house models. Organized chronologically.

  1. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 6: Fall, 1965
  2. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 6: Fall, 1965
  3. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 6: Fall, 1965
  4. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 6: Fall, 1965
  5. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 6: Fall, 1965
  6. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 6: Fall, 1965
  7. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 5: Summer, 1966
  8. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 5: Summer, 1966
  9. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 5: Summer, 1966
  10. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 5: Summer, 1966
  11. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 5: Summer, 1966
  12. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 6: Fall, 1966
  13. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 6: Fall, 1966
  14. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 6: Fall, 1966
  15. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 6: Fall, 1966
  16. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 6: Fall, 1966
  17. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 6: Fall, 1966
  18. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 6: Resort/Spring, 1966-1967
  19. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 6: Resort/Spring, 1966-1967
  20. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 6: Resort/Spring, 1966-1967
  21. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 6: Resort/Spring, 1966-1967
  22. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 6: Resort/Spring, 1966-1967
  23. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 6: Resort/Spring, 1966-1967
  24. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 5: Summer, 1967
  25. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 5: Summer, 1967
  26. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 5: Summer, 1967
  27. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 5: Summer, 1967
  28. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 5: Summer, 1967
  29. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 7: Fall (Capsule), 1967
  30. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 7: Fall (Capsule), 1967
  31. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 7: Fall (Capsule), 1967
  32. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 7: Fall (Capsule), 1967
  33. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 7: Fall (Capsule), 1967
  34. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 7: Fall (Capsule), 1967
  35. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 7 of 7: Fall (Capsule), 1967
  36. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 8: Resort/Spring, 1967-1968
  37. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 8: Resort/Spring, 1967-1968
  38. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 8: Resort/Spring, 1967-1968
  39. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 8: Resort/Spring, 1967-1968
  40. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 8: Resort/Spring, 1967-1968
  41. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 8: Resort/Spring, 1967-1968
  42. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 7 of 8: Resort/Spring, 1967-1968
  43. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 8 of 8: Resort/Spring, 1967-1968
  44. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 5: Spring, 1968
  45. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 5: Spring, 1968
  46. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 5: Spring, 1968
  47. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 5: Spring, 1968
  48. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 5: Spring, 1968
  49. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 4: Summer, 1968
  50. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 4: Summer, 1968
  51. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 4: Summer, 1968
  52. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 4: Summer, 1968

Box 51. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 2J: Photographs: Fashion

Jerry Silverman seasonal lines including fashion show photographs and house models. Organized chronologically.

  1. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 6: Fall/Holiday, 1968
  2. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 6: Fall/Holiday, 1968
  3. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 6: Fall/Holiday, 1968
  4. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 6: Fall/Holiday, 1968
  5. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 6: Fall/Holiday, 1968
  6. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 6: Fall/Holiday, 1968
  7. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 5: Summer, 1969
  8. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 5: Summer, 1969
  9. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 5: Summer, 1969
  10. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 5: Summer, 1969
  11. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 5: Summer, 1969
  12. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 3: Summer, 1970
  13. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 3: Summer, 1970
  14. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 3: Summer, 1970
  15. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 7: Fall, 1970
  16. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 7: Fall, 1970
  17. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 7: Fall, 1970
  18. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 7: Fall, 1970
  19. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 7: Fall, 1970
  20. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 7: Fall, 1970
  21. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 7 of 7: Fall, 1970
  22. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 8: Fall/Holiday/Resort/Spring, 1971
  23. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 8: Fall/Holiday/Resort/Spring, 1971
  24. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 8: Fall/Holiday/Resort/Spring, 1971
  25. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 8: Fall/Holiday/Resort/Spring, 1971
  26. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 8: Fall/Holiday/Resort/Spring, 1971
  27. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 8: Fall/Holiday/Resort/Spring, 1971
  28. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 7 of 8: Fall/Holiday/Resort/Spring, 1971
  29. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 8 of 8: Fall/Holiday/Resort/Spring, 1971
  30. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 4: Resort/Spring/Holiday, 1972
  31. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 4: Resort/Spring/Holiday, 1972
  32. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 4: Resort/Spring/Holiday, 1972
  33. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 4: Resort/Spring/Holiday, 1972
  34. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 5: Spring, 1972
  35. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 5: Spring, 1972
  36. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 5: Spring, 1972
  37. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 5: Spring, 1972
  38. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 5: Spring, 1972
  39. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 8: Spring, 1972
  40. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 8: Spring, 1972
  41. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 8: Spring, 1972
  42. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 8: Spring, 1972
  43. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 8: Spring, 1972
  44. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 8: Spring, 1972
  45. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 7 of 8: Spring, 1972
  46. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 8 of 8: Spring, 1972
  47. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 6: Summer, 1972
  48. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 6: Summer, 1972
  49. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 6: Summer, 1972
  50. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 6: Summer, 1972
  51. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 6: Summer, 1972
  52. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 6: Summer, 1972

Box 52. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 2J: Photographs: Fashion

Jerry Silverman seasonal lines including fashion show photographs and house models. Organized chronologically.

  1. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 8: Early Fall, 1972
  2. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 8: Early Fall, 1972
  3. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 8: Early Fall, 1972
  4. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 8: Early Fall, 1972
  5. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 8: Early Fall, 1972
  6. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 6 of 8: Early Fall, 1972
  7. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 7 of 8: Early Fall, 1972
  8. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 8 of 8: Early Fall, 1972
  9. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 2: Holiday, 1973
  10. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 2: Holiday, 1973
  11. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 5: Summer, 1973
  12. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 5: Summer, 1973
  13. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 5: Summer, 1973
  14. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 5: Summer, 1973
  15. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 5: Summer, 1973
  16. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 5: Fall, 1973
  17. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 5: Fall, 1973
  18. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 5: Fall, 1973
  19. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 5: Fall, 1973
  20. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 5: Fall, 1973
  21. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 4: Spring, 1973-1974
  22. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 4: Spring, 1973-1974
  23. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 4: Spring, 1973-1974
  24. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 4: Spring, 1973-1974
  25. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 1 of 5: Press Week Photographs, 1973-1974
  26. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 2 of 5: Press Week Photographs, 1973-1974
  27. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 3 of 5: Press Week Photographs, 1973-1974
  28. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 4 of 5: Press Week Photographs, 1973-1974
  29. Jerry Silverman seasonal collection photographs: Folder 5 of 5: Press Week Photographs, 1973-1974
  30. Jerry Silverman runway photograph: Undated

Box 53. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 1L Documents: Jerry Silverman, Inc. seasonal lines, order books and calculation ticket books

Jerry Silverman order books often contain photographs of models or sketches (photocopies). Notebooks are organized chronologically.

  1. Order book with sketches: Early Fall/Fall and Holiday, 1973
  2. Order book with sketches: Spring and Summer, 1975
  3. Order book with photographs of house models: Spring, 1976
  4. Order book with sketches and photographs of house models: Summer, 1976
  5. Order book with sketches: Fall, 1976
  6. Order book with sketches and photographs of house models: Fall, 1976
  7. Order book with photographs of house models: Holiday, 1976
  8. Order book with photographs of house models: Holiday/Resort and Early Spring, 1976
  9. Order book with photographs of house models: Holiday, 1976, Resort and Spring, 1976 and Fall, 1978
  10. Order book with photographs of house models: Spring, 1977
  11. Order book with photographs of house models: Summer, 1977
  12. Order book with photographs of house models: Holiday/Resort, 1977-1978
  13. Order book with sketches: Fall, 1978
  14. Order book with photographs of house models: [1978]
  15. Order book with photographs of house models: [1978]
  16. Order book with photographs of house models: Spring, 1979

Box 54. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 1L Documents: Jerry Silverman, Inc. seasonal lines, order books and calculation ticket books

  1. Order book with sketches: Fall, 1979
  2. Order book with sketches: Spring, 1981
  3. Order book with sketches: 1981-1982
  4. Order book with sketches: "TR" 1981
  5. Order b ook with photographs of house models and fabric swatches, marked "Bonwit Teller": Undated
  6. Order book with sketches, tab marked "Elance": Undated
  7. Order book with photographs of house models: Undated
  8. Order book with photographs of house models: Undated
  9. Order book with photographs of house models: Undated
  10. Order book with photographs of house models: Undated
  11. Order book with photographs of house models: Undated
  12. Order book with photographs of house models: Undated
  13. Order book with sketches: Undated
  14. Order book with sketches: Undated
  15. Calculation ticket book: Undated

Box 55. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Subseries 1C: Documents: Press releases and promotional material

Series 5: Sketches

Jerry Silverman and Elance sketches, promotional brochures and fabric swatches.

  1. [Jerry Silverman] sketches (photocopies): Early Fall, 1980
  2. [Jerry Silverman] sketches (photocopies): Fall II, 1980
  3. Jerry Silverman sketches (photocopies): Holiday/Resort 1980-1981
  4. Elance sketches (photocopies): Holiday/Resort, 1980-1981
  5. Sketches (photocopies): Capsule Holiday, 1981
  6. List of seasonal line with model numbers: Holiday-Resort 1980-1981
  7. Promotional brochure: [1970s]
  8. Promotional brochure with leather fabric swatches: [1970s]
  9. Fashion sketches by Rodgers(?) with attached fabric swatches: [early 1980s]
  10. Folders with attached fabric swatches: Outfit style numbers noted: 3 folders: [no date]

Box 56 Flat Box. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 3B: Printed Materials: Newspapers and newspaper clippings

Sub-series 3D: Printed Materials: Museum and educational publications

Mock-ups for newspaper, booklet publications and misc. on mountboard.

  1. Mock-up of Youngstown Vindicator (?) pictorial section, "Vast Collection goes to Kent State": July 25, 1982
  2. Mock-up of Youngstown Vindicator pictorial section, "Eastern Splendor": November 7, 1982
  3. Mock-up of Youngstown Vindicator pictorial section, "Radiant is the Bride": June 5, 1983
  4. Mock-up of KSU Silverman-Rodgers fundraising booklet, A Gift to the Nation with additional color photographs: [1982]
  5. Feather pattern for fabric(?): Marked "Kent State": Painting on mountboard: [no date]
  6. Leather swatches mounted on cardboard: [no date]

Box 57 Flat Box. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 2F: Photographs: Oversized and mounted

Oversized mounted and unmounted photographs organized topically.

  1. KSU fashion show events including Dazzle: Photographs: [Misc. dates]
  2. KSU Museum exhibits: Oscar de la Renta publicity photograph: 1982; KSU Museum Victoriana exhibit: [1988]; KSU Museum Modern Masters exhibit photograph: [1989]; Cora Ginsburg photograph used in the KSU Museum Celebrating Collecting: Shannon Rodgers & Cora Ginsburg exhibit: 1996
  3. (President) Nixon, Richard and Patricia and Lady Bird Johnson at Nixon's inauguration [women wearing Jerry Silverman coats]: photographs: Photographs: [January 20, 1969]
  4. Models in historic costumes used to publicize Rodgers' collection and later the KSU Museum collections: Photographs: [no dates]
  5. Portrait: Rodgers and Silverman: Photograph: [no date]
  6. Portraits: Silverman: Photographs by Fabian Bachrach: [no date]
  7. Rockwell Hall: Photographs of architectural model by Ellis-Myers Architects mounted on foamcore: [no date]
  8. Rockwell Hall: Photographs: [no date]

Box 58. Located in the Fashion Library, 131 Rockwell Hall.

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Sub-series 3C: Printed Material: Postcards

Sub-series 3D: Printed Material: Museum and educational publications

Postcards

  1. Greek costumes: 6 postcards
  2. Historic: 11 postcards
  3. Hotel National des Invalides Musee de L'armee: 32 postcards
  4. London Museum: 9 postcards
  5. Miscellaneous [mostly costumes]: 17 postcards
  6. Museum of the City of New York: 51 postcards [some doubles]
  7. National Army Museum, London: 13 postcards
  8. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 12 postcards
  9. Tate Gallery: 4 postcards
  10. Victoria and Albert Museum: 15 postcards

Museum and educational publications organized by object type and organization or author.

  1. Article: Gudenian, John: "Bermans & Nathans, costume and the entertainment world," reprinted from Costume, Number 15: 1981
  2. Collection brochure: Cheltenham High School: Adrian and Irene: [no dates]
  3. Collection catalogs: Helen Allen Textile Collection, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Imagery in copperplate-printed textiles; An intricacy of design: Kashmir shawls; Kasuri: Japan's Ikat tradition; A wealth of pattern: Northern European and Middle Eastern folk knitting: 1990
  4. Exhibit catalog: Fine Arts Museum of Long Island: The magical art of Judith Leiber: 1991
  5. Exhibit catalog: Museum of Costume, Bath: Museum of Costume: 1984
  6. Exhibit catalog: National Academy of Design: Eighteenth century French drawing from the Musee Carnavalet: 1979
  7. Exhibit catalog: Severin Wunderman Museum: In the Shadow of the Tower: The Works of Josef Nassy, 1942-1945: 1989
  8. Exhibit catalog: The Society of the Four Arts: Imperial Robes and Bronzes of China and society calendar: 1977

The following yearbooks from the collection, belonging to Jerry Silverman, have been catalogued in KentLINK.

  1. The Blue & Gold: The Year Book of the Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Virginia: 1926
  2. Harvard Class Album: 1930
  3. Harvard Freshman Red Book: 1930
  4. Harvard Class of 1930: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Report: 1955

 

 

 

 
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