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Cover: Clothing and Textile Collections in the US: A CSA GuideClothing and Textile Collections in the US: A CSA Guide
Edited by Sally Queen and Vicki L. Berger
Forward by Rosalyn M. Lester

$39.95 paper
608 pages, 7"x10"
245 pages, 54 maps
Texas Tech University Press
Costume Society of America Series

Countless treasures of clothing and accessories, uniforms, costumes, textiles, quilts, and flags exist in collections across the US, but until now no comprehensive directory to these collections was available. This is the first guide to list basic contact information on over 2,400 American collections that include these objects as part of their permanant holdings. Each listing includes location and contact information, and many listings also offer a description of the collection.

The information is organized by state with a map showing the cities with collections. Over 225 institutions shared images from their collections.

Clothes matter. Textiles tell stories of the art, science, and culture of the past and present. Come see these wonderful treasures in America's Closets.

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