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Tom Drew Design Archive

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: sc-2016-0002-a

Content Description

Materials from Tom Drew's career in fashion, including sketches, fabric samples, publications, corespondence, and some teaching materials from the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.).

Acquisition Type



Gift of Allison Drew.

Restrictions Apply



  • Majority of material found in 1940s - 1996


13.5 Linear Feet (8 cardboard boxes and one bag containing rolled items.)


-- Box 1 - Teaching materials, sketches/ drawings, publications (newspapers, clippings, and magazines); -- Box 2 - Similar contents to Box 1, excluding teaching materials;-- Box 3 - Sketches w/ attached fabric swatches/ samples, teaching materials, photographs, resume, MICA transcript, personal correspondence and documents; -- Box 4 - Mostly fiberous material, muslin/ needlepoint patterns, books & magazines, MICA honorary BFA (1996 - includes graduate's cap), publications/ clippings, WWII artist book [CAUTION - sharp pins & needles];-- Box 5 - Books & magazines, 19th century fashion publication (brittle condition), sketches w/ fabric swatches, teaching materials; -- Box 6 - Fashion magazines featuring Drew's work (ca. 1950s-1960s); -- Box 7 - Sketches (some matted), teaching materials, magazines, fiber samples; -- Box 8 - Teaching materials & demonstration patterns; -- Bag - Materials related to Tom Drew's wife, Alyce Drew.