Costume – History G530-596
Costume Design TT507
Costume Jewelry NK4890.C67
Fashion GT500-GT2370, TT500-645
Fashion Drawing TT509
Fashion – History GT530-600
Welcome to the Library's Research Guide on Costume and Fashion. Here you will find information and resources to guide you in your quest for information.
The Library of Congress call numbers for Costumes and Fashion are GT 500-GT 2370, as well as TT 500- T645.
Established in March of 2011, the Fashion, Textile & Costume (FTC) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)is a forum for sharing ideas pertinent to fashion, textile & costume librarianship. Participants will capitalize on the shared experiences and knowledge of the FTC library community. The group is primarily composed of members from academic, public, museum and corporate libraries concerned with developing professional skills in areas such as reference, library instruction, and collection development.
Be sure to check out the Fashion Styles List: The FTC SIG Fashion Styles List was created in response to a faculty request for a list of the various styles within fashion.
If you want pictures of clothing from a particular time period, go to books and journals published during that time. The library has several bound periodicals which go back in time many decades such as Newsweek (from 1949 on), New Yorker (from 1954 on), Time (from 1947 on), Look (from 1957 to 1971), and Life (from 1950 to 1972).