Dorothy Roebuck, an African American fashion designer, was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1923, the daughter of Malry and Elizabeth Roebuck. She had four siblings. She graduated from Dunbar High School and worked as a civilian typist at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base during World War II. She studied fashion at the Dorothy Edwards School of Design and Dressmaking in Newark, New Jersey, and the Traphagen School of Fashion in New York City, and was the junior partner in the Dorothy Edwards Originals shop in Ralway, New Jersey, which specialized in custom-made clothes. In the mid 1950s, Roebuck began exhibiting her designs at fashion shows held at the Dayton Strivers Club, a social club for African Americans in Dayton, Ohio. Some of these shows also featured the work of Dorothy Edwards. Roebuck also displayed her work in shows in New Jersey and New York. Her designs were well received at these shows, but she was not able to support herself by her design work. She worked for the New Jersey Housing Authority for eighteen years before retiring. Roebuck died in 2017. Collection includes black and white photographs of models at fashion shows in New Jersey and Ohio featuring Dorothy Roebuck's designs. Many photographs are stapled to construction paper mounts and in several cases the models' faces are obscured by gold stars. Programs for the fashion shows are also included and contain biographical information for the designers. Fashions include casual and play clothes; suits and afternoon attire; and cocktail and evening dresses.