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Costume History Research Resources: Books, Call Numbers & Subject Headings

Call Numbers and Subject Headings

Browsing through costume and fashion books may 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

Each book record in the online catalog also contains Library of Congress Subject Headings, which can help you locate books on a similar topic. Click on the subject heading in the online catalog to go to a list of books that share that subject heading. Some examples are:

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