The oral history consists of 2016.129.3.1a and 2016.129.3.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
Joyce Bailey was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. Ms. Bailey donated the entire collection and archives of the Black Fashion Museum after her mother's, Lois K. Alexander Lane, passing to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
During this interview, Joyce Bailey discusses her mother, Lois K. Alexander Lane’s life and work in the fashion industry. In addition to the Black Fashion Museum, Lois K. Alexander Lane also founded the National Association of Milliners, Dressmakers and Tailors, the Harlem Institute of Fashion and two custom wear boutiques (The Needle Nook of Washington, DC and Lois K. Alexander & Co. in New York City).
Unedited File: Unedited digital file of oral history interview. This file is necessary in case we need to refer to the original recording for any reason and/or want to use a portion of the file that has been edited out.
Edited File: Videographer has minimized or eliminated interruptions, false starts and any unnecessary sounds. An agreed upon slate has also been added with title, date, and logo. Separate files of the same interview have been concatenated. This is the copy that will be made available to the public and/or researchers and uploaded to the website.