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Blanche A. Phillips and Dorothy J. Walls collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0169

Scope and Contents

The Blanche A. Phillips and Dorothy J. Walls collection consists of textile cards and several publications belonging to the two women. Each textile card contains a swatch of fabric along with identifying information such as the fabric's name, colors, and price. The cards also provide a description of each sample, information on the weave, and a list of possible uses. In addition to these textile cards, the collection contains several publications on various types of china. There is information on Lenox, Spode, and Haviland china, as well as a pamphlet on the White House state dining set and modern tableware. It is unclear which items belonged to which of these women.

Dates

  • 1915-1931

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical Information: Blanche A. Phillips and Dorothy J. Walls

Blanche A. Phillips was from Newfane, NY. Known as "Phil," she graduated from the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) in 1915. Dorothy J. Walls was originally from Fairport, NY. She also attended RAMI and graduated from the Retail Management program in 1933 with a concentration in costume design and retailing. After graduating, Walls married William Cooper. It is unclear if the two women had any connection.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (1 clamshell box)

Language

English

Overview

Materials belonging to Blanche A. Phillips and Dorothy J. Walls. Both women graduated from the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (renamed Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944). The collection includes textile cards, pamphlets, and other published material.

Arrangement

Materials are contained in a single box and are arranged by type.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 225

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Blanche A. Phillips and Dorothy J. Walls collection

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in May 2011.
Title
Blanche A. Phillips and Dorothy J. Walls collection
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Lara Nicosia
Date
20 May 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
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Rochester NY 14623 USA
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