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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Frost Bros.

I. Magnin

New York Department Stores

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Max Jordan Papers, 1962, 1981-1987



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jordan, Max
Title: Max Jordan Papers
Dates: 1962, 1981-1987
Creator Abstract: Max Jordan worked as a fashion illustrator during the 1980s for Frost Bros. department store based in San Antonio, TX.
Content Abstract: Collection consists of conceptual drawings, mock-ups, page proofs, and newspaper advertisements.
Identification: MS 501
Extent: 2 linear feet (one oversize box)
Language: English
Repository University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Sketch

Max Jordan worked as a fashion illustrator during the 1980s for Frost Bros. department store based in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to moving to San Antonio, Jordan worked as an illustrator and art director for I. Magnin department store in San Francisco, California.

Sources

"Art, friendship melded at Frost Bros." by Pat Fedoruk Phillips for the Express News, February 18, 2018.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of conceptual drawings, mock-ups, page proofs, and newspaper advertisements. The majority of the items were produced by Jordan during the 1980s for Frost Bros., an iconic Texas department store based in San Antonio. Jordan's illustrations were created for men's and women's fashion, fragrance, skincare, and cosmetics advertisements. A small sampling of sketches by Jordan are from his time with I. Magnin in San Fransciso.

While most of the materials in the collection were created by Jordan, four newspaper advertisements from New York retailers Bonwit Teller and Bergdorf Goodman were the creations of fashion artist, George Stavrinos. Two Frost Bros. pieces from the 1960s are from an unknown illustrator.

Materials are organized by retailer and subject matter.

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Organization of Collection

Frost Bros.
I. Magnin
New York Department Stores

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Persons
Jordan, Max
Organizations
Frost Bros.
I. Magnin &Co.
Subjects
Advertising.
Department stores.
Fashion.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Advertisements
Conceptual drawings
Mock-ups
Page proofs
Occupation
Art directors
Fashion illustrators
Local Subjects
Art/Artists
Business
San Antonio History

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Related Material

There are no other archival collections by Max Jordan at the time of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Max Jordan Papers, MS 501 University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a gift from William Fisher in December 2017 (Acc. 2017-068).

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Gohlke, Assistant Archivist in August 2018.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Frost Bros.

Box
OM1 Women's Fashion
"The Smartest Spots...Seen in the Smartest Spots," fur coat page proof, 1960s
"Meet Mr. John...See the Beauty and Daring of His New Collection," hat show newspaper advertisement, 1962
Lingerie conceptual drawings, undated
Newspaper advertisements, 1983-1986
Mock-ups, 1980s
Conceptual drawings, 1980s
Women's Fragrance and Cosmetics
Cosmetics mock-ups, 1980s
Coco Chanel fragrance page proof, newspaper advertisement, 1986
Prescriptives Flight Cream page proof, 1980s
Alexander de Markoff mock-ups, 1980s
Men's Fashion
Newspaper advertisements, 1985-1986
Polo Collection by Ralph Lauren page proof, 1980
Perry Ellis Collection page proofs, 1980s
Mock-up, 1980s
Conceptual drawings, 1980s
Men's Fragrance and Skincare
Newspaper advertisements, 1985-1986
Page proofs, undated 1980s
Tuscany fragrance page proofs, newspaper advertisements, 1986
Fragrance conceptual drawings, 1980s
Oscar de la Renta fragrance mock-up, 1980s
Kipling fragrance mock-up, page proofs, 1980s
Storewide
Newspaper advertisements, 1985-1987 and undated
Fashion consolidation sale concept sketch, mock-up, page proof, newspaper advertisement, 1986
Houston advertising campaign conceptual drawings, 1980s
Sale conceptual drawings, 1980s

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I. Magnin

Box
OM1 Women's fashion advertisement photograph, 1970s
Women's fashion catalog conceptual drawings, 1970s

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New York Department Stores

Box
OM1 Bonwit Teller sandals and wedges of summer newspaper advertisements, 1980s
Bergdorf Goodman women's fashion newspaper advertisements, 1981-1982
Franklin Simon fur-trimmed coat sale page proof, undated

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