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Costume History Research Resources: Journals and Magazines

Locating Journals

Find out if the Library subscribes to the journal you need through the journals page. If we subscribe to the journal, the catalog will display information regarding print and/or electronic versions of the journal. 

Remember, if Reynolds Library doesn't have a journal (or book) you need, request it via Interlibrary Loan. Current theatre periodicals are located on Wilson 4 in the Reference Department.

Historical & Contemporary Fashion Magazines

ZSR has many fashion related journals and magazines.  Depending on the age or format of the periodical, it may be on microfilm, in our off-site storage facility, bound in the main stacks or available online.

Primary Source Collections

18th Century Sources

19th Century Sources

20th & 21st Century Sources


ZSR also has access to the New York Times from 1851 to the present.  It can be a good place to look for examples of advertising, seasonal fashion updates, editorial discussions, and fashion business developments.  

After clicking on one of the links below, select "advanced search" to be able to search by date range or document type (ads, editorials, illustrations, images, interviews, etc...).