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Theatre & New Dance - Library Resources

Subject Headings & Call Numbers

Library of Congress Classifications (when searching for books on the shelf):

GT500 - GT2730: Manners and Customs -- Costume. Dress. Fashion.

Map of the 6th floor (Books A-GT)

Useful Call Numbers:

“Clothing and dress” - GN 418-419
“Costume. Dress. Fashion” - GT 500-2370
“Costume - History - To 500” - GT 530-GT560
“Costume - History - Medieval, 500-1500” - GT 575
“Costume - History - 16th-18th century” - GT 585
“Costume - History - 19th century” - GT 595
“Costume - History - 20th century” - GT 596
“Costume design” - TT 507
“Costume in art” - N 8217.C63


Textiles - NK8800 - 9505.5
Military Uniforms - UC480 -UC485
Arms & Armor - U800 - U825


Subject Headings:

Clothing and dress
Clothing and dress - country name
Clothing and dress - history
Clothing and dress - pictorial works
Costume Costume - bibliography
Costume - history Costume - pictorial works
Costume - social aspects
Costume - country name
Costume and civilization
Costume design
Costume designers
Costume design - history
Costume design - pictorial works
Costume history - 19th century
Costume history - 20th century
Costume in art
Costume in literature
Dressmaking - Patterns
Ethnic costume
Fashion in motion pictures
Pattern books

Costume History

Library Database Home

Subjects to look under: Apparel Merchandising & Management, Art, History, Theatre

  • Berg Fashion Library: good for images from specific periods, not totally comprehensive but good museum examples

  • Art Stor/Shared Shelf - more fine art based but examples throughout of fashion/costume, has the MET collection of costumes

  • WGSN Fashion - good for trend reports

  • ProQuest eBooks

Textile History