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Perry Ellis Collection

Identifier: UA 5.028

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection includes material related to fashion designer Perry Ellis including photographs, invitations to his shows, programs from shows, and newspaper clippings concerning his clothing lines. Box 2 is entirely newspapers and news clippings.


  • Creation: 1978-1986
  • Creation: Majority of material found in circa 1978-1986


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Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Perry Ellis was born 3 March 1940 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B. A. degree in business administration. He received a M. A. in retailing from New York University. He worked for Miller & Rhoads, John Meyer of Norwich and the Vera Companies. He headed his own company and was noted for design of sportswear. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


1.00 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1986.57

Guide to the Perry Ellis Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository