Studying historic costume? This guide is for you. On this guide, you will find: related academic journals and books, costume related theses and plan B project titles completed in UK's RTM department by Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles majors. There are several photographs, descriptions and donor information on UK's costume collection pieces as well. Also included are links to Lexington area historic sites and homes as well as a list of other institutions' related research guides. This guide was conceived and created by Sarah Piester.
Costume Related Theses and Plan B Projects
Survey of Retrieval Systems for Historical Costumes by Martha Rene Skewes, 1975
The Fashions of a Madam: A Material Culture Analysis of Garments from the Belle Brezing Collection by Jamie Hawks Pack, 1992
Wedding Costume Why's by Beth C. Conner, 1993
Performance Design Process: The Design and Construction of a Shaman's Robe by Barbara M. Trowbridge, 1994
A Material Culture Analysis of Selected Garments Owned by Mona Williams Von Bismarck from 1963-1967 by Carrie L. Phillips, 1997
What She Wore: An Analysis of Belle Brezings' Garments from 1882-1909 by Karen Cummins, 2000
Rural Kentuckians: Effects of E-Commerce on the Acquisition of Food and Fiber Products by Debra B. Cotterill, 2001
Perceptual Effects of Docents' and Costumed Interpreters' Dress on Visitor Experiences at Historic Sites by Nicole Huffman, 2007
Quantitative Measures Representing the Difference Between Proposed Fashions in Publications and Dress Worn by Women Photographed in Media Coverage in Central Kentucky from 1940-1950 and 1964-1974 by Molly Kessinger, 2008
Historic Dress as a Teaching Tool in the Middle School Social Studies Classroom by Avery Malone, 2008
Issues in Expanding Access to University Costume Collections by Sarah K. Piester, 2011
Balenciaga: An Analysis of Construction and Design by Chelsea L. McCown, 2011
To access Theses and Non-Theses, make an appointment with the Merchandising Apparel and Textiles Department at 859-257-4917.
Clothing and Textiles Research Journal
Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
Journal of the American Society for Information Science
Journal of Family and Economic Issues
Journal of Home Economics
Journal of Human Resources
Journal of Consumer Affairs
Journal of Consumer Research
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Alexander, E. (1941). What should our historical society do?. The American Association
for State & Local History. 1(1) Raleigh, NC: The Graphic Press, Inc.
Alexander, E. (1959). The museum: A living book of history. Wayne State University
Alexander, E. & Alexander, M. (2008). Museums in motion: An introduction to the
history and functions of museums, 2nd Edition. AltaMira Press: Lanham,
Ambrose, T. & Paine, C. (2006). Museum basics, 2nd Edition. Routledge: New York.
Barthes, R. (2006). The language of fashion. Oxford NY: Berg.
Campbell-Warner, P. (2006). When the girls came out to play: The birth of American
sportswear. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.
Capone L.J. (1944). War records projects in the states: 1941-1943. The American
Association for State & Local History. 1(8). Raleigh, NC: The Graphic Press, Inc.
Editor, Von Sichart E. (Ed.). (1963) A history of costume. Canada: General Publishing
Editors, Queen, S. & Berger, V. (Eds.). (2006). Clothing and textile collections in the
United States: A CSA guide. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press.
Guthe, C. (1959). The management of small history museums. The American Association
for State & Local History. 2(10). Raleigh, NC: The Graphic Press, Inc.
Heilbron, B. (1944). How to Organize a Local Historical Society. The American
Association for State and Local History 1(9). Raleigh, NC: The Graphic Press, Inc.
Laver, J., Blum, A., Reynolds, G., Reade, B. & Van Thienen, F. (1951). Costume of the
western world. Netherlands.
Lester, K. (1942). Historic costume. Peoria, Illinois: The Manual Arts Press.
McMillen, L. (1942). Using volunteers in the local historical society’s program. The
American Association for State & Local History. 1(3). Raleigh, NC: The Graphic
Pistolese, R. (1970). History of fashions. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Roach, M.E. & Eicher, J.B. (Eds.) (1965). Dress, adornment, and the social order. John
Wiley & Sons, Inc.: New York, NY.
Ruby, J. (1989). Costume in context: The 1940s & 1950s. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd.
Smith, G.H. (1949). Pictures & history. The American Association for State and Local
History. 2(3). Raleigh, NC: The Graphic Press,
Taylor, L. (2002). The study of dress history. Manchester, UK: Manchester University
Veblen, T. (1957). (Originally published in 1899). The theory of the leisure class. Allen
and Unwin: London.
Warwick, E., Pitz, H. & Wyckoff, A. (1965). History of American dress. New York:
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