Theater 3243
Costume History
Library/Internet Research Exercise

Instructor: Catherine Zublin Librarian: Carol Hansen
 

Student Name:______________________

Learning Outcomes:

Please note: This exercise is important preparation for two future projects, the Weekly Drawing Project and the Fashion Comparison Project.

Students will complete the library/Internet activities listed below and hand in the paper copy with photocopies and printout's attached on the due date given in class:


Using Web Resources

1. Explore the Meta Sites on the Costume History Research Guide page. Select one of these sites and prepare a detailed evaluation and description of this site. Why is it a useful resource? What is the authority of the author? Is it kept up to date? Discuss the level of detail provided. Are there illustrations, how useful are they? Further describe and evaluate this site...

2. Using Google Images find an illustration on the Web of a costume from the French Revolution. Attach a printout of the page with the Uniform Resource Locator (URL or Web site address) displayed on the printout.

3. Find an example of an accessory from the 1920's Flapper era. Attach a printout of the page with the Uniform Resource Locator (URL or Web site address) displayed on the printout.

Using Books

4. Use the online catalog to find primary illustrations of Victorian costumes. Attach a photocopy of a male and a female in Victorian dress. Provide information on the book you used below:

5. Use the online catalog to find a painting of an Elizabethan costume in an art history book. Attach a photocopy of the paining and provide details below:

6. Use the online catalog to find a history book with an illustration of Gothic armor. Attach the photocopy and provide the citation.

7. Find an anthropology book with illustrations of a pacific rim or islander village tribal or traditional costume. Attach the photocopy and provide the citation.

8. Browse the GT 500 area of the  Reference Collection. Find and use a costume dictionary, and provide a definition for the term toga

Using Periodicals

9. Browse in the AP2 section of the General Collection. Use a magazine (periodical) to find a primary example of a 1960's woman's ensemble that could be considered fashionable today! Attach the photocopy and provide the citation.

10. Browse in the General Collection, level two, under the call number A. Find a fashion magazine from the year you were born to see a man or woman's costume. Attach a photocopy and provide the citation.

11. Reflect on the variety of resources you found and used above. How has your knowledge of costume history resources increased? Which sources or types of sources will be most useful to you in the future and why? (at least 5 sentences)

Last updated 06/30/2005 . Please send comments and feedback to Carol Hansen or  Catherine Zublin