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Arts Subject Guide: TheaterTech: Costume & Fashion



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Library Info

Fall 2023

LIBRARY HOURS: Mon., Tues. & Thurs:  7:30am-4:30pm;
Wed: 7:30am-3:20pm (afternoon faculty meeting);

Fri: 7:30am-4pm.
CLOSED on non-class days.


Corsets, Crinolines, etc.

Search Skills

Brainstorm some keywords, phrases, and synonyms for your search.
Ex:  crinoline "cage crinoline" "hoop skirt"

Use quotation marks for an exact phrase.
Ex:  "cage crinoline"

Use truncation to catch all endings of a word.
Ex: corset* finds corset, corsets, corsetry, corseted, etc. 


(photo credit: Picryl search engine, with image from the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. Creative Commons license.)


Sarah A. Bendall: Blog about Early Modern Fashions from a Historian
Bendall, a published Australian historian who studies fashion, offers several pages on corsetry and related fashion topics. 

Fashion History Timeline (Fashion Institute of Technology, New York)
A group of professors with deep knowledge of fashion have assembled this searchable website.

Fashion Projects
Editor and founder Francesca Granata is Associate Professor of Fashion Studies at the New School. 

The Fashion and Race Database
A group of fashion educators developed this database to offer lessons and resources that diversify how we understand fashion.

Founder Pauline Weston Thomas has been an honors Dress, Textiles and Design graduate and British qualified teacher since the 1970s.


Your US Librarian

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Sue Phillips
Upper School Library
503.297.1894 x4550 (circulation desk); (503)297-1894 x4100 (voicemail)