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History of Consumption and Fashion

Based on a class on the history of fashion in the United States and Europe.

Article Databases


These resources will help you find e-books and print books held by Notre Dame, other local libraries, or books held at other libraries worldwide. 


Browsing for Books

Browse the Stacks

Hesburgh Library books are shelved using Library of Congress call numbers, an alpha-numeric system. Physically browsing the shelves can be a serendipitous way to discover new topics and ideas. These call number ranges are suggestive only.

Lower Level

GT 500 - 2370

HC 79

TT 490 - 695

TT 697 - 927

Costume. Dress. Fashion

Economic history and conditions. Special topics (includes consumer demand)

Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring

Home arts. Homecrafts (includes sewing, embroidery)

Browse Virtually

The library purchases books in electronic format, which means that although the books appear in the online catalog, they are not physically shelved. Also, because of space limitations, some print books have been stored off-site at the Annex. To browse both e-books and Annex books: once you have found a relevant title, scroll to the bottom of the catalog record to reach the Virtual Shelf. It displays all materials in call number order surrounding the found item, regardless of a book's format or physical location. 

Virtual Shelf is located at the very bottom of the catalog record.