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Costume History Research Resources: Books & Call Numbers

Finding Scholarly Books

Use the library catalog to locate scholarly books in the ZSR collection.  Use OR to combine search terms such as

  • costume
  • garment
  • clothes/clothing
  • fashion
  • dress

to make sure you get a good selection of results.

In addition to encyclopedias and images, the Berg Fashion Library collection includes 100+ ebooks in their collection.  Take a look at what is included!

Sometimes just browsing through costume and fashion books can be the easiest way to find what you are looking for.  The best places to start looking are:

  • GT500-2370 - Costume, Dress, Fashion (Reynolds 7)
  • NK7300-7600- Jewelry, Gemstones (Reynolds 6)
  • PN2067-2068 - Theatrical Costume and Makeup Design (Reynolds 5)
  • TT500-650 - Dressmaking and Tailoring, Fashion Designers (Reynolds 1)
  • TT950-979 - Hairdressing, Beauty Culture (Reynolds 1)

Other books that deal with theatre, history, art, or etiquette may also be helpful.  Some call number sections to look at include:

  • BJ1801-2195 - Etiquette and Ethics
  • DA - British History
  • DC - French History
  • DD - German History
  • DF - Greek History
  • DT - Egyptian History
  • NB - Sculpture
  • ND - Painting
  • NK - Decorative Arts
  • PN1600-1989 - Drama-Theatrical
  • PN2000-3307 - Dramatic Representation. The Theatre
  • PR621-739 - History of English Literature. Drama
  • PS330-352 - History of American Literature. Drama
  • TR - Photography