Links/Bibliography –

Textile Conservation
Artifact Study Methodology
History of Vassar and Women’s Education
Workshop Resources


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Relevant links saved by Arden on delicious-

Resources and videos from the Powerhouse Museum’s Dress Register project-

Historic Fashion Periodicals at FIT Special Collections (PDF)
(includes a very helpful subject guide at the end, to help you find periodicals appropriate to your research)

Fukai, Akiko, Tamami Suoh, and Kyoto Fukushoku Bunka Kenkyu Zaidan. Fashion : the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute : a history from the 18th to the 20th century. K232oln ; Los Angeles: Taschen, 2002

Johnston, Lucy. Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail. V & A Publishing, 2009.

Taylor, Lou. Establishing Dress History. Manchester University Press, 2004. Print.

—. The Study of Dress History. Manchester University Press, 2002. Print.

Textile Conservation:

Kajitani, Nobuko. “Care of Fabrics in the Museum.” Preservation of Paper and Textiles of Historic and Artistic Value: A Symposium Sponsored by the Cellulose, Paper, and Textile Division at the 172nd Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 30-31, 1976. Washington: American Chemical Society, 1978. 161-180.




Calasibetta, Charlotte Mankey, and Phyllis Tortora. The Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion. 3rd ed. Fairchild Pubns, 2003

Tortora, Phyllis G. Fairchild’s Dictionary of Textiles. 7th ed. Fairchild Pubns, 1996.

Artifact Study Methodology:

Steele, Valerie. “A Museum of Fashion Is More Than a Clothes-Bag..” Fashion Theory 2 no4 (1998): 327-335.


Fleming, E. McClung. “Artifact Study: A Proposed Model.” Winterthur Portfolio 9 (1974): 153-173.

Prown, Jules David. “Mind in Matter: An Introduction to Material Culture Theory and Method.” Winterthur Portfolio 17.1 (1982): 1-19. Web. 10 Feb 2010.

—. “Style as Evidence.” Winterthur Portfolio 15.3 (1980): 197-210. Web. 10 Feb 2010.

—. Art as evidence : writings on art and material culture. New Haven Conn.: Yale University Press, 2001.

Schlereth, Thomas J. Material culture studies in America. Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History, 1982.

History of Vassar / Women’s Education:

Recommended by Rebecca Edwards-
Bruno, Maryann, and Elizabeth A. Daniels. Vassar College. Charleston, SC: Arcadia,

Daniels, Elizabeth A. Bridges to the World: Henry Noble MacCracken and Vassar
College. Clinton Corners, NY: College Avenue Press, 1994.

Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women’s
Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s. New York:
Knopf, 1984.

Rosenberg, Rosalind. Beyond Separate Spheres: The Intellectual Roots of Modern
Feminism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.

Solomon, Barbara Miller. In the Company of Educated Women: A History of Women
and Higher Education in  America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.

Workshop Resources:

VCCC Database instructions (for on campus Filemaker database)-

Sample catalog worksheet, with definitions and examples –

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