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Martha McCrory papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0503
Martha McCrory was an Italian scholar and professor specializing in Renaissance jewelry and fashion. After living in Florence for several years, she worked in the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, as an instructor at the JHU School of Continuing Studies, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The collection contains papers, publications, and correspondence regarding many of Martha's academic projects, most of which span the 1980s and 1990s.

Dates

  • 1958-2004

Creator

Language of Materials

Primarily in English, with some Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Extent

9.99 Cubic Feet (7 record center cartons, 1 letter size document box, 1 oversize box (19 x 13 x 6 inches))

Biographical / Historical

Martha McCrory was an Italian scholar and professor specializing in Renaissance jewelry and fashion. She graduated from Northwestern University in Illinois, and in 1964 began studying the History of Art at Courtauld Institute in London, where she earned her PhD. After living in Florence for several years, she worked in the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, as an instructor at the JHU School of Continuing Studies, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Scope and Contents

The Martha McCrory collection contains papers, publications, and correspondence regarding many of Martha's academic projects, most of which span the 1980s and 1990s. Included are items regarding Cesare de Bagno, Italian Renaissance Jewelry, Medici Grand Dukes, her collaboration with Clifford Brown, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and many others. The primary language of the collection is English, although some of the papers are in both English and Italian, and there are several Italian pamphlets and scrapbooks. The documents remain in Martha's original organization and are grouped mainly by academic project, with correspondence and miscellanea throughout.

Arrangement

The documents remain in Martha's original organization and are grouped mainly by academic project, with correspondence and miscellanea throughout.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Martha McCrory's family in 2005.

Processing Information

Processed in 2009 by Michael Lavers.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA