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Fashion and Costume History

how to research fashion and costume design

Call Numbers

Call Numbers are like an address for a book on a shelf.

Each Call Numbers means something. There is a number for every specific subject.

If you browse books on either side of the one you want, you may find additional books that are of interest.

Fashion, Clothing, and Costume Subject Areas

Here is a selection of subjects that might be of particular interest to Fashion Design students.

More information on how a call number is constructed

GT

Costume (History of Dress) & Customs

  • 500 to 2370 -- Costume, dress, fashion
NK

Decorative Arts

  • 4700 -- Costume and its Accessories
GT

Costume (History of Dress) & Customs

  • 500 to 2370 -- Costume, dress, fashion
PN

TV, Theater, Plays, Motion Pictures

  • 1990-1999 -- Film & Television
TR Photography
  • 679 -- Fashion Photography
  • 680 -- Portrait Photography
TS Manufactured Products
  • 23 -- History of industrial design in the US
  • 57 -- History of industrial design in the UK
  • 90-1047 -- Leather industries, tanning
  • 1060 to 1070 -- Furs
  • 1300 to 1865 -- Textile production
TT Handicrafts
  • 490 to 695 -- Fashion & Clothing Design
  • 505 -- Individual Designers (includes biographies)
UC Military Science - Maintenance and Transportation
  • 460 to  535 -- Clothing and equipment
VC Naval Science - Maintenance
  • 280 to  345 -- Clothing and equipment

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