Joyce A. Bailey Oral History Interview

Created by
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003
Recorded by
Patrick Telepictures, Inc., American
Interview of
Bailey, Joyce A., American, born 1943
Interviewed by
Nichols, Elaine, American
Subject of
Alexander-Lane, Lois K., American, 1916 - 2007
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007
National Association of Milliners, Dressmakers and Tailors Inc., American, founded 1969
Harlem Fashion Institute, American, 1966 - 1994
Date
July 11, 2016
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration (2016.129.3.1a): 57.5 minutes
Duration (2016.129.3.2a): 56.3 minutes
Description
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.
95.07477 GB
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).
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Collection Donor Oral History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Topic
Business
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Museums
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.129.3.1a-.2a
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c927c718-482f-44e3-bab8-5279c31edbc0