Designers and productions
International Dictionary of Theatre See v.3. Actors, directors and designers. Reference PN2035 .I49 1992
The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama A possible starting point for locating production information- search by dramatist, play title, genre, or designer (1860-present). Reference PN1861 .C65 2007.
LexisNexis Academic Search for designer and/or production information in articles from the NY Times and other major U.S. newspapers, 1980-present
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Search for designer and/or production information in articles from the NY Times and other major U.S. newspapers. Coverage back to mid-nineteenth century for most titles
The following are selected sources for images that may be of particular interest to design/tech students. For a more comprehensive list, see the Reed College Library images guide.
ARTstor Digital library of art images, associated information, and software tools. Includes Brooklyn Museum costume collections held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (browse by searching for the keywords 'brooklyn costume.')
Reed Digital Collections Includes art and archeology, maps and primary source documents.
Vogue Archive Searchable archive of the entire run of Vogue, including images and advertisements.
Godey's Lady's Book Good source for women's fashion in 19th century United States. Available via Accessible Archives; search by source to limit results to Godey's.
Andre Studios Online library of drawings and sketches produced by the New York firm Andre Fashion Studios in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Victoria & Albert Museum: Fashion European fashion from the 17th century to the present.
VADS Includes collections relating to fashion, textiles, design and architecture.
LIFE Photo Archive Photos from the LIFE photo archive, dating from the 1750s to present. Most were never published.
Reader's Guide Retrospective This database indexes the popular periodical literature from 1890 to 1982. Sometimes a good source for identifying images that would have accompanied these articles.
Clothing and fashion
Berg Fashion Library Includes the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion as well as content from other electronic books and journals related to dress and fashion. Also includes images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute and other sources.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing Through World History Reference GT507 G74 2008
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion Reference GT507 E53 2005
Contemporary Fashion Oversize TT505 A1 C66 2002
The Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture Reference E169.1 G7555 2002
Fashion Since 1900 GT596 M45 2010
Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture Reference GT605 O45 1996
Tips and tricks
Works relating to costume design are generally shelved in these call number ranges: GT507 - GT2282, PN2067 - PN2071, TT490 - TT679
Works on set and lighting design are generally shelved in this call number range: PN2085 - PN 2098
To locate items in the Reed College library catalog relating to costume, makeup, set or lighting design, try a subject search using one of the following terms:
Beauty, personal-- history
Clothing and dress
Costume-- pictorial works
Costume design-- history
Costume design-- pictorial works
Costume history-- 19th century
Costume history-- 20th century
Theaters-- Stage-setting and scenery