Historic dress scholars, students, and enthusiasts will have a new home: a digital nexus for accessing historic dress collections across the United States and a learning community for sharing research among a diversity of voices.
The project focuses on women’s clothing and accessories worn in America from 1770 to 1930. The topic resonates in diverse fields of study including: gender studies, material culture, theater, art, social history, and economics to name a few. This will be the first participatory digital library on the subject open to a wide range of contributing institutions.
Below: A lightning talk by Elisa Lanzi and Kiki Smith on Historic Dress from the 5CollDH 2014 Kick-Off Event.
Theatre, Smith College
Libraries, Smith College