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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Some suggested subject headings for searching library catalogs:

  • Clothing and dress--History
  • Costume--History 
  • Costume design
  • Costume designers

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Browse these call number ranges for serendipitous discovery of books on fashion, costume and textiles.


  • GT: Manners and Customs
    • GT495-499 Human body and its parts. Personal beauty
    • GT500-2370 Costume. Dress. Fashion
  • HD: Industry. Land use. Labor
    • HD9720-9975 Manufacturing industries
      • HD9940 Fashion Industry
  • HF: Commerce
    • HF5465 History of specific department stores
    • HF5429 Retail Trade
    • HF5801-6182 Advertising
      • HF5845 Retail display
  • NK: Decorative Arts
    • NK4700-4890 Costume
    • NK8800-9505.5 Textiles
  • PN: Literature (General)
    • PN2067 Theatrical costume and costume design
  • TR: Photography
    • TR679 Fashion photography
  • TS: Manufacturers
    • TS1300-1865 Textile industries
  • TT: Handicrafts. Arts and crafts
    • TT490-695 Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring
    • TT697-927 Home arts. Homecrafts including sewing, embroidery, decorative crafts
  • U: Military Science (General) 
    • UC460-535 Clothing and equipment