Historical Costuming

These are text files of books about the history of costume, traditional clothing, fashion, and some stage costuming that I collected into a bibliography in 1994-1995. The titles are listed alphabetically by author, in standard bibliographic format. There are two lists: books published before 1980 and generally out of print (but still floating around a lot of public libraries), and books published after 1980, which you might still have a hope of finding for sale in a used book store.

At the moment there are no subject categories. If somebody wants to volunteer to finish sorting the entries, contact me and I'll be happy to mail you what I have done so far.

Bibliography of Historical Costume Books, after 1980
Bibliography of Historical Costume Books, prior to 1980:
  1. Ackermann - Barsis
  2. Barton - Calasibetta
  3. Cammann - Evans
  4. Ewing - Holland
  5. Hollar - London
  6. Los Angeles - Oakes
  7. Owen - Shaw
  8. Shaw - Visual
  9. Vollmer - Zung

These bibliographies are also archived. To request a copy from the archive send the message:
get h-costume costume_bibliography_after_1980.faq
get h-costume costume_bibliography_prior_1980.faq

as the body of a message to:

If you are interested in the Historic Costume mailing list to send e-mail to h-costume-request@andrew.cmu.edu" (that gets you list co-admin Gretchen Miller, personally.)

Other Sites of Interest

Dawn's Costume Page
The Costume Page
Milieux: The Costume Site
Tracy's Costume Page
The Renaissance Faire Costume Guide

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This page last updated on: September 30, 1997.