Nancy Thilberg scrapbook, 1947  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Thilberg, Nancy Louise, 1921-2013
Nancy Thilberg scrapbook
1947 (inclusive)
0.18 cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection Number
5973 (Accession No. 5973-001)
Nancy Louise Thilberg's "Charm" scrapbook from the Kathleen Peck Models Agency and School
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Nancy Louise Thilberg was born on April 7, 1921 and died in Seattle on July 10, 2013.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Nancy Louise Thilberg's "Charm" scrapbook from the Kathleen Peck Models Agency and School. The scrapbook consists of school handouts on topics including rules of the school, a three-day cleansing diet, exercise, posture, grooming and beauty, skin and hair care, clothes, and accessories, as well as magazine articles on these topics.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Kathleen Peck, who was known as "The Northwest's First Lady of Charm," operated the first and longest-running model-and-charm school in the Northwest. She was born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas before moving to Seattle in 1938, where she modeled for The Bon Marche while attending the University of Washington. Peck opened her model agency, charm school, and fashion show firm in Seattle in 1946 before establishing the Kathleen Peck Finishing and Modeling School in Bellevue in 1975. She operated this school until 1980. Peck died on September 8, 1997.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Etiquette--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Scrapbooks--Specimens
  • Women--Social life and customs--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Thilberg, Nancy Louise, 1921-2013--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Scrapbooks
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Kathleen Peck Models Agency and School, (author)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)