Research MaterialsThis collection includes fashion illustrations, text, and other materials that provide context for the history of dress. To provide such resources, we have begun scanning materials from the private archives of costume historians, beginning with Nancy Rexford.
The Notebook Series forms a significant part of Ms. Rexford's archive. It serves as an impressive finding aid to women's fashion periodicals from the late 18th to early 20th century. The notebooks are organized by item type, with xeroxes of fashion illustrations, text, and advertisements from a multitude of different fashion periodicals.