Collection ID: NPkMC-222-116

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Geraldine Geller
Abstract:
Geraldine Geller, 1987 Marist alumni, took an interest in the ephemera of fashion and collected various paper advertisements and articles from newspapers and magazines. The collection consists of advertisements and articles from 1920s, 1930s and 1940s Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. There are also various newspaper clippings from the 1940s and 1950s of historical interest.
Extent:
2.5 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

[Description of item, date, location of item in order of series, box number, folder number ], in The Geraldine Geller Collection, Archives and Special Collections, James A. Cannavino Library, Marist College.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Geraldine Geller collection consists of beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and entertainment articles and advertisements from issues of Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Vogue from the 1920s – 1940s. Various historical newspaper articles, advertisements, and pictures are also included.

Biographical / Historical:

Geraldine Geller was greatly influenced by the diverse artistic and intellectual surroundings of her hometown in New York City’s Greenwich Village. She became interested in all areas of art, but photography was her great passion. In the 1960s she became a teaching assistant and taught English as a second language in the New York City school system. Geraldine then went on to study textile design at the renowned Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Although she was not able to complete her degree at FIT, due to illness, her talent was evident from her broad understanding of color and design. She relocated to the Hudson Valley in the 1970s and enrolled in Marist College’s paralegal program. Geraldine had many interests which were reflected in her various collections of records, glass, pottery, art, and woven cloth, as well as her large collection of books. Her collection of magazine articles and advertisements from the 1920s to the 1940s from Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and clippings from period newspapers reflected her interest in the subject of the ephemera of fashion. Geraldine prided herself on developing her collection and believed that it provided an important commentary on the place of fashion in history and art. The collection provides a unique body of reference for the Marist community.

Acquisition information:
The collection was donated to Marist College in memory of Geraldine Geller.
Arrangement:

These records are organized into two series: 1) Harpers' Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Vogue Magazine, has 14 subseries. 2) Newspaper Clippings and Advertisements, has three subseries.

Series are ordered by subject, subseries are arranged alphabetically.

Physical location:
Please contact the Marist College Archives and Special Collections for information regarding use and access of this collection.
Rules or conventions:
DACS Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2013.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

There are no restrictions on this collection

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Individuals requesting reproductions expressly assume the responsibility for compliance with all pertinent provisions of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. ss101 et seq. Patrons further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Marist College Archives and Special Collections and its staff in connection with any disputes arising from the Copyright Act, over the reproduction of material at the request of patrons. For more information please visit the following website: http://www.loc.gov/copyright/title17/.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Description of item, date, location of item in order of series, box number, folder number ], in The Geraldine Geller Collection, Archives and Special Collections, James A. Cannavino Library, Marist College.

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, United States
CONTACT:
845-575-3364
library.archives@marist.edu