An ongoing project to preserve craft pattern publications in the public domain. Most of these scans have been graphically edited to make them easier to see. They are freely available for educational, personal, and artistic uses.
Provides a tool for researchers and designers to recreate or date clothing from 1847 to present. Collections from the US, Canada, and the UK are represented in the database which functions like a Union Catalog of pattern collections. The Pattern Archive is a project of the US Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Costume Commission.
The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.
A core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines from Cornell University. Titles published between 1850 and 1950 were selected and ranked by teams of scholars for their great historical importance. The first phase of this project focused on books published between 1850 and 1925 and a small number of journals.
A digital exploration of women's impact on the economic life of the United States between 1800 and the Great Depression, from Harvard University's library holdings. Provide access to digitized books (over 2000), manuscripts (10,000 pages) and images (1,000) from the collections of Harvard University Libraries and Museums on the topic of women in the U.S. economy from 1870-1930.
Provides access to historic and current congressional information. Includes full text of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, public laws, information about members of Congress.
The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives is the unit of Catherwood Library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible special collections pertaining to the history of the workplace and labor relations. This collection holds the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union records, among others.