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Documentation concerning the Academy of Color including material for students,
information about certification and accreditation, worksheets, and scrapbooks, posters,
samples, photographs, slides, and clippings used in teaching. Also a set of 24 training
video tapes from the Academy of Color including 19 tapes entitled "The Four Seasons"; 3
tapes entitled "Fabrics"; "The Key to Color Harmony," used to introduce clients to her
theory; and "Living with Suzanne," excerpts from the television show, ca. 1952. Audio
tapes of "The Key to Color Harmony," an abbreviated version of her theory; and "Poetry
for Inspiration," in which Suzanne recites some of her favorite poems.
Typed mss. of Suzanne's book, Salon of Color business plan, interior design proposal and
related letters, wardrobe design for Lisa Curry, schedule of events for May 1984,
Academy of Color certificates, client comments, photograph, miscellaneous letters and
schedules, and teaching manuals. Also, "Red Leather Seasons Portfolio" used by Suzanne
in her teaching to show examples of the connection between a woman and her costume that
fit a season, and various items of clothing, hats, and shoes worn by Suzanne.
Workbook created by Suzanne for Mary Cowies Moore of San Francisco, 1948.
Also, additional newspaper clippings about Suzanne and her work, original layout
materials for her Salon of Color and course work, copies of her newsletter "Suzanne
Says," and a 33 rpm phonograph record of her poetry readings. Also additional clothing,
including a suit, blouse, evening dresses, hat, and a number of fabric evening stoles,
some of which were designed by her.