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COLLECTION Identifier: A-48

Papers of Dorothy Shaver, 1947-1956


Speeches, articles, clippings, etc., of Dorothy Shaver, president of Lord & Taylor, a New York City department store.


  • 1947-1956

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Dorothy Shaver as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)

Articles and addresses by Dorothy Shaver, President of Lord & Taylor, Inc. The speeches for the American Design Awards Luncheons show her broad interest in world affairs; others show her interest in fashion and the field of design.


Dorothy Shaver was President of Lord & Taylor, a New York City department store. For further information, see Notable American Women, the Modern Period.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 54-85, 55-34, 55-42, 56-9

Gift of Miss Dorothy Shaver, Lord & Taylor, Inc., Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. Received December 1954. Additional materials were received April 1955 (55-34), May 1955 (55-42), November 1955 (56-9), and January 1956.

Shaver, Dorothy, 1897-1959. Papers of Dorothy Shaver, 1947-1956: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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