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Antoinette Thomas Clothing Patterns

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-016

Scope and Contents

The Antoinette Thomas Dress Pattern Collection includes three hundred dress patterns from various pattern makers specifically from Anne Adams, Butterick, Hollywood, Jean Hardy Patterns, McCall's, Polynesian Pattern, Printed Pattern, Simplicity, Stretch and Sew, and Vogue. For the most part the patterns have been used and annotated by Thomas. The collection also includes thirty-six Boy Scout Merit Badge Pamphlets.

Later additions to the collection include crochet dress patterns from the 1970s.

The collection is organized into series based on the pattern maker.


  • 1932-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1970


Access Restrictions

No restrictions. Open for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors, or their descendants, of items in these papers as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Antoinette Thomas tested clothing patterns from the late 1940s through the 1970s. The dress patterns are primarily from te 1960s and 1970s. The Boy Scout Merit Badge Pamphlets are copyright 1925.

The collection was donated to the Archives by her neighbor Phillip E. Zawasky after her death in 2008.


4.0 Cubic Feet (12 Boxes)

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Physical Condition

Dress patterns are used some have annotations and marks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Phillip E. Zawasky, September 19, 2008

Processing Information

Processed by: Hanna Juergens W'13

Encoded using Archivist Toolkit by: Hanna Juergens W'13

Additional notes by Emilija Baksys W'16

Inventory of the Antoinette Thomas Clothing Patterns Collection
Hanna Juergens
September 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections Repository

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton Massachusetts 02766