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Fiber: Textile History & Traditions

A guide for research into the history of fiber and textile arts, fashion, and related technologies. This guide is a starting point for your research. If you have additional questions talk to your professor or contact the librarian for this department.

Design and Culture: The Journal of the Design Studies Forum

Library has print [v. 1 issue 1 (March 2009) - current]

Fashion Practice

Library has print [v. 1 issue 1 (2009) - current]

Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture

Library has print [v. 9 issue 2 (2005) - current]

Home Cultures

Library has print [v. 3 issue 1 (March 2006) - current]

Ornament

Library has print [v. 4 no. 3 (1980) - current]

Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot

Library has print [v. 7 no. 3 issue 27 (1976) - v. 34 no. 1 issue 133 (2002/2003)]

Surface Design Journal

Textile: The Journal of Cloth & Culture

Library has print [v. 3 (2005) - current]

Textile Museum Journal

Library has print [ v. 1 no. 4 (1965) - current ]

History & Traditions - Books in the Decker Library

A selection of books from the catalog that may help get you started. 

History & Tradtions - Web Resources

Pre Columbian Textile fragment (Peru: Nazca? Paraca?)

Call Number Ranges (for browsing in the library stacks)

GT500‑2370
 - Costume.  Dress.  Fashion
NK1160-1590
 - Decoration and ornament.
NK1700-2195
 - Interior decoration.  House decoration
NK2775-2898
 - Rugs and carpets
NK2975-3049
 - Tapestries
NK3175-3296.3
 - Upholstery.  Drapery
NK4700-4890
 - Costume
NK8800-9505.5
 - Textiles
TH8001-8581
 - Decoration and decorative furnishings
TJ1501-1519
 - Sewing machines
TP890-933
 - Textile bleaching, dyeing, printing, etc.
TS940-1047
 - Leather industries.  Tanning
TS1060-1070
 - Furs
TS1300-1865
 - Textile industries
TS1870-1935
 - Rubber industry
TT174-176
 - Articles for children
TT180-200
 - Woodworking.  Furniture making.  Upholstering
TT387-410
 - Soft home furnishings
TT490-695
 - Clothing manufacture.  Dressmaking.  Tailoring
TT697-927
 - Sewing, embroidery, decorative crafts
TT950-979
 - Hairdressing.  Beauty culture.  Barbers' work

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