Diana Vreeland papers, (bulk 1930-1989).

Title
Diana Vreeland papers, 1899-2000 (bulk 1930-1989).
Author
Vreeland, Diana.
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Finding Aid
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Description
30 linear feet (68 boxes).
Genre/Form
  • Appointment books.
  • Christmas cards.
  • Housebooks.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Diana Dalziel Vreeland (1903-1989), fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar from 1937 to 1962 and editor-in-chief of Vogue from 1962 to 1971, was a dominant force in the fashion industry of the mid-twentieth century.
Call Number
MssCol 5980
Author
Vreeland, Diana.
Title
Diana Vreeland papers, 1899-2000 (bulk 1930-1989).
Summary
The collection contains professional, personal and family papers documenting Vreeland's life and career. Professional correspondence and related files document her work as fashion editor and museum consultant. Social correspondence reflects her network of prominent friends, acquaintances and business contacts throughout the world. Personal correspondence from Vreeland family members, chiefly from her sons and their families, describes their upbringing, military service, professional careers and other activities. Letters from her son Thomas describe his training as a paratrooper at Fort Benning, GA during World War II, and letters from her son Frederick and his wife describe their activities during his Foreign Service postings in the 1950s-1980s. Letters from Vreeland's grandchildren during the 1980s describe their work in Sudan with Save the Children Fund UK and personal interest in Tibetan Buddhism. The papers also contain Vreeland's appointment books, address books, a photographic inventory of her jewelry, housebooks, scrapbooks, vital records, awards, and other memorabilia. Her writings are represented by drafts and mock-ups of Allure and drafts, galley proofs and reviews of D.V. Family papers include correspondence, appointment books, notebooks, a scrapbook and miscellaneous papers belonging to Thomas Reed Vreeland, Sr., Thomas Reed Vreeland, Jr., and other relatives.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Diana Dalziel Vreeland (1903-1989), fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar from 1937 to 1962 and editor-in-chief of Vogue from 1962 to 1971, was a dominant force in the fashion industry of the mid-twentieth century. Following her editorial career, she was a consultant to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vreeland's writings include Allure, co-authored with Christopher Hemphill, and her autobiography, D.V.
Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository and on internet. http://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/ead/human/mssvreel/
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Occupation
Fashion editors.
Added Author
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-1986.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994.
Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980.
Research Call Number
MssCol 5980
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