History of Fashion

Books you can take with you are in this number range:

  • 391
  • 646.4
  • 746.92

When searching our catalog use these subjects:

  • Fashion
  • Fashion - History
  • Clothing trade
  • Clothing trade - History
  • Costume design
  • Costume design - History

Suggested journal indexes:

Daily Life Through History
Combining three rich databases to provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language students, Daily Life Online moves seamlessly from past to present, providing context for contemporary life and culture.

Gale Virtual Reference Library-Gale
This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Gale's PowerSearch-Gale
This is a comprehensive periodical resource that puts more than 60 million articles at your fingertips with a single search query. More than 11,000 titles and backfile coverage from 1980 to present. Searches: Custom Newspapers, General Reference Center Gold and Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Kid Search-Ebsco

Pop Culture
Discover American culture through the decades spanning from the 1920 to the 2000s. A brief survey of any cultural genre, from sports to visual art, reveals that Americans are engaged in a more diverse array of activities than at any other point in history.

Wilson’s Art Museum Image
A collection of high-quality, digital documentation of works of art from around the world. Works from major European, American, and Canadian artists in the collections of member museums are included. Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works


Mass Historia - Learn about Renaissance and Victorian-era historic recreation.

The Elizabethan Hornbook - A primer on 16th-century English worldviews and manners.

Elizabethan Costume Page - A directory of links to information about how to build Elizabethan outfits.

The Gentleman's Page - A guide to 19th-century dress and behavior for men.

Gentleman's Emporium - This site has Victorian costumes, along with Western and Civil War gear.

Pair o' Dice Mercantile and Fall Creek Suttlery - Both of these website carry clothing from about 1820 through 1900, specializing in Civil War Uniforms.

C & D Jarnagin Co. - This site has clothing from the French and Indian War period (1754-1763) to the American Civil War period (1861-1865).

Vixen Vintage - Vancouver, Wash., designer Solanah celebrates her love of vintage style on this blog.

Diary of a Vintage Girl - Fleur de Guerre is a British pinup model who uses her blog to "post tips on retro poses or hair techniques".

Choosing Your Vintage Silhouette - Given that all historical styles are open to you, how do you decide which 20th-century silhouette will suit you best? This site will walk you through the different styles.