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Bergery (Bettina) Papers

The Bettina Bergery Papers consist of 122 volumes of diaries, 1940-1980; a small amount of other autobiographical writings and writings about fashion design; correspondence with family and friends; scrapbooks, clippings, and other printed material relating to her interests in fashion, art, and politics; photographs and photograph albums relating to the Shaw Jones family, Bergery's friendships, travel in French Equatorial Africa, and diplomatic travels with Gaston Bergery; biographical material, legal documents, and other personal papers; and a small amount of drawings, other visual materials, and objects. Most materials date from circa 1920s-1990s and concern Bergery's life in Paris, fashion design, and her social circle. Some materials relating to her childhood and family in the United States are also present. Research strengths include 20th-century French fashion design; 20th-century European art, literature, and politics; and Gaston Bergery's diplomatic career in Vichy France.
Call Numbers
GEN MSS 844
Creation Date
January 15, 2013

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