- Readers Guide Retrospective
The database allows for searching almost a century's worth of popular magazine articles (1890-1982), giving an in-depth primary-source picture of late 19th- and early 20th-century America and its ever evolving attitudes and cultures.
Browse Individual Titles
- MasterFile Premier
This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 2,000 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for 2700 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, 357 reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975.
Search for the title in the "Journals" tab on homepage to see if we have the title in print, microfilm or electronically.
- ProQuest Vogue Archive
A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.
- The Cosmopolitan
TC Wilson Library Annex Sub-Basement (Periodicals): v.2 (1886)-v.49 (1910), v.51 (1911)-v.75 (1923)
Wilson Library Microfilm 3162 (1922-1960+)
Finding Analysis and Secondary Sources
HarpWeek contains the scanned images of pages of the magazine Harper's Weekly for the years 1857-1912, together with a series of controlled-vocabulary indexes, which are interactively linked. Includes news and editorials, fiction, illustrations, photos, political cartoons, advertisements.
Full texts of articles in academic journals covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides backruns from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases there may be a backlog of several years. JSTOR also increasingly offers the full texts of complete monographs, including books on music.
- Project Muse
Index to full-text collection of journals in literary theory, classics, history and cultural studies, philosophy, film, theater and performing arts, political science, and mathematics. From Johns Hopkins University Press. The full text of a limited number of individual monographs is also available for titles that the Libraries have purchased. Users can limit their search results to include only the full text content that the University of Minnesota has access to.
- Costume Gallery
Contains 1,000 web pages and 2500 images of
fashion and costume. Intended for use by authors,
journalists, screenwriters, educators and students. Costume Gallery is divided into five parts. Most interesting to students and researchers is the "Library." The Library is divided into 3 shelves: "Fashion articles to research" (including several issues of Ladies Home Journal from 1893-1895); "Portfolios of Costumes" and "Research by Time and Topic." The "Research by time and topic" links to fashion web sites by time, period, culture and fashion designer.
Coverage is worldwide.
- Popular Culture: Resources for Critical Analysis
This site was created by Professor T. V. Reed as part of the course American Popular Culture taught at Washington State University. "The website provides resources for the critical analysis of popular culture in the US, including the impact of that culture beyond national borders. Resources include sites on various forms of popular culture including music, film, television, advertising, sports, fashion, toys, magazines and comic books, and the medium in which this message moves, cyberculture. The site focuses on issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, cultural imperialism and censorship, as shaped by and reflected in various mass media."
- History of Fashion
Traces the history of costume and fashion from ancient times through the mid-nineteen eighties. Twentieth century designers whose fashions
are shown in photographs and illustrations include: Chanel, Redfern, Vionnet,
Schiaparelli, Regna, Malyneux, Dior, Balenciaga, Carven, Quant, Cardin, Clark,
Courreges, Rabanne, Saint Laurent, Gibb, Rhodes, Muir, Ashley, Krizia, Missoni,Versace, Lagerfeld, Blass and Yuke. Also includes a glossary and list of costume collections.
Location(s): MAGRATH Reference GT511 .B62y 1985;
WILSON GT511 .B62y 1985
- Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Costume and Fashion
Location(s): GT730 C37 1994
circulating copy also available in MAGRATH
- Encyclopedia of clothing and fashion
This is an extraordinary 3-volume set that incoroporates not only many diverse subjects on clothing and fashion, but also takes an interdisplinary approach by relating clothing and fashion to global fashion, cultural issues, socioeconomics, gender, sexual identity, Eurocentrism, and multiculturism.
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- Complete costume history : from ancient times to the 19th century
Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and intelligent study of clothing ever published. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century. Beautifully illustrated.
Note: Parallel text in English, German and French; translated from the French.
Location(s): Magrath Library,Folio GT510 .R3313 2003
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- Clothing and Textiles
This subject covers: the
history, aesthetics, design, analysis, production, marketing
, and social aspects of textile and apparel products. Other related topics are: Art & Art History, Design
(General Aspects), Interior Design, and Retail
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- History, United States
This subject covers: political,
economic, social, industrial and cultural history of
the United States. Other related topics are: Economics (general aspects); Political Science (general
aspects); Politics, United States; and Sociology (general
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