Title: The Audrey Barrett Gleason Fashion Illustration Collection
Date Span: 1959-2014, bulk 1960-1980
Acquisition Number: N/A
Creator: Audrey Barrett Gleason
Donor: Audrey Barrett Gleason
Date of Acquisition: October 2017
Extent: 4 flat boxes containing 101 mounted boards
Location: Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State
Processed: 2017, Hope Dunbar
Access: The Audrey Barrett Gleason Fashion Illustration Collection is open for research.
Reproduction of Materials:
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[Description and dates], Box, The Audrey Barrett Gleason Fashion Illustration Collection, Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.
Audrey Barrett Gleason was a full-time fashion illustrator from 1959-1982 for Sattler’s Department Store, McCurdy’s Department Store, Wm. Hengerer’s Department Store, and L.L. Berger, Inc. In addition, she trained in art at the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as the Albright Art School, and produced a number of art exhibitions in western New York at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Carnegie Art Center, and Art Dialogue Gallery.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains large hand-drawn and colored fashion sketches of women’s clothing, shoes, outerwear, and lingerie primarily from circa 1960-1980. Specific department stores listed include: McCurdy & Co., Wm. Hengerer Co., and L.L. Berger. Most hand-drawn sketches are accompanied by their newspaper print.
Arrangement: The collection is divided into three smaller flat boxes and one large flat box. The mounted boards are divided by size and the department store that commissioned the fashion advertisement sketch. Please see the inventory for the specific arrangement.