Doris Langley Moore papers Edit


MSS 295 small


  • 1958 (Creation)


  • .1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 folder



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Doris Langley Moore Papers, MSS 295, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession information unknown.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Leslie M. Behm in August 2011.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Doris Langley Moore OBE (1902 - 1989), also known as Doris Langley-Levy Moore, was one of the first important female fashion historians. She exploded the Victorian Era myth of the 18-inch waist by measuring over 200 dresses to find that the 19th century waist was within in the 20-30-inch range. In addition to her work in fashion, Doris Langley Moore also wrote biographies, including one on E. Nesbit.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection contains a letter regarding Moore's writing of a biography on E. Nesbit, a church program, and a newspaper article on the Nesbit children.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged in one folder containing three items.