Historic Costume Collection

Faculty Contact: Dr. Sherry Schofield

Training: No training is necessary.

Scheduling/Utilizing the Space: Contact Dr. Schofield to schedule a visit.

The Historic Costume and Textiles Collection began in 1952 with a donation from the Choate family of Tallahassee, Florida. Over the years, donations have come from faculty, students, alumni, and other interested parties. Today the Collection contains over 5,000 objects including clothing, textiles, dolls, accessories, implements, and tools associated with the creation of clothing and/or textiles and an assortment of paper products including patterns, period fashion plates, magazines, books, and photographs. The purpose of the Collection is to house significant clothing and textiles of historic and illustrative value that will facilitate the teaching, research, and public relations activities in the College and University.