- Sims, Naomi, 1949-2009
- Call number
- Sc MG 136
- Physical description
- 6 linear feet
- Preferred Citation
- Naomi Sims papers, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.Restrictions apply
Fashion model, writer. Sims was one of the top African-American fashion models of the 1960s and 1970s. Typescripts and research materials for books written by Sims, including ALL ABOUT HEALTH AND BEAUTY FOR THE BLACK WOMAN (1976), HOW TO BE A TOP MODEL (1979), and ALL ABOUT BLACK HAIR FOR THE BLACK WOMAN. Also, some personal and business files including contracts for television shows, the Ford Agency, material on speeches and panel discussions, news clippings, and fan mail.
Source of acquisitionGift, Sims, Naomi/Findlay, Michael, 1981
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Collection stored offsite.