Marjorie H. Montgomery collection

Marjorie H. Montgomery collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Montgomery, Marjorie H.
Title: Marjorie H. Montgomery collection
Dates: 1901-1990
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms3075

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Rockford Illinois in 1913, Marjorie Henning Montgomery grew up in New York City and Connecticut. became involved in research for her father, Albin Henning, who was a distinguished illustrator. Her research fired a curiosity that led to a career in fashion and theater costume design. She married Arthur Montgomery in 1943 and they traveled the world together. After his retirement in 1976 they settled briefly in many places, including Europe, Seattle, and Carmel California, and eventually in Charleston, South Carolina. Marjorie Montgomery continued painting watercolors long into her later years.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 23 original painted costume designs by Marjorie H. Montgomery, as well as 9 issues of the Illustrated London News. Over 100 theater related books and various issues of other popular magazines were donated with the collection but have been placed with Hargrett's Rare Books department.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Costume design--California.
Costume design.
Costume designers--California.
Fashion design--California.
Fashion designers--California.
Illustrated London news.
Magazines (periodicals)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marjorie H. Montgomery collection. MS 3075. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

123 original color costume designs
Issues of London News:, September 7, 1901
October 5, 1901
February 15, 1902
February 1, 1902
January 25, 1902
December 7, 1901
December 14, 1901
March 15, 1902
March 22, 1902
Newspaper clippings