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Research Collection

The Research Collection exists primarily as a supplemental study collection documenting the evolution of 20th century fashion through non-textiles. It includes magazines, periodicals, journals, DVDs, look-books, designer files, western and folk patterns, photographs, and slides. This collection also dates from 1890s to today.

Search the Research Collection


To search the Research Collection, choose an object name, decade, or key term (example: Elle or Italian Vogue). If the object number is known enter it in the Keyword Search. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete record of the collection. You can search approximately 2,900 items of the collection though some items may be missing information (example: photographs). If you desire more information or need assistance please contact the Collections Manager.

Effective September 2010