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Academic Video Online (AVON)
More than 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas and curated for the educational experience. Note: Broadway HD Collection discontinued as of 12/31/21. DO NOT USE THE TOGGLE ICON TO CHANGE CHANNELS. ACCESS AVAILABLE ONLY TO ACADEMIC VIDEO ONLINE CHANNEL. DO NOT EMBED LINKS OR CODE IN BLACKBOARD TO AVOID REMOTE AUTHENTICATION ISSUES. Rather, share the database-generated links via email, chat, or syllabi.
Masterclasses, documentaries, interviews, content that can entertain, educate and inform: Artfilms streams thousands of videos from top artists and producers. Covers many subject areas.
Hundreds of thousands of online images of paintings, sculptures, architecture and other works of art. Remote Users: Must Make Personal Account on Campus before trying remote access. After signing in with your AccessIT ID, sign in again with personal account username and password. Must disable your browser’s pop-up blocker.
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Offline Image Viewer (OIV) no longer available
A wide variety of high quality open-access image collections of cultural heritage material from museums, archives, universities and other repositories.
Museum & Academic Collections
Bonnie Cashin Collection (part of the JSTOR Open Community Collection)
Bonnie Cashin was a pioneer in women's sportswear design. This digital collection is hosted by JSTOR and is physically housed in the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the College of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati.
Cornell Fashion + Textiles Collection
The Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design maintains the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection, which includes more than 9,000 garments, flat textiles, and accessories from the late 18th Century to present
The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET)
The Costume Institute's collection of more than thirty-three thousand objects represents seven centuries of fashionable dress and accessories for men, women, and children, from the fifteenth century to the present.
LACMA Costume and Textiles Pattern Project
The Pattern Project is an online resource produced by the Costume and Textiles department at LACMA which publishes free downloadable garment patterns of historic dress in the permanent collection
Library of Congress - Fashion Industry Guide
Curated by the Library of Congress, this research guide is designed for those studying the business aspects of the fashion and apparel industry. (Note some resources listed are not available via the Fordham Libraries.)
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) Collections
Collections on Costume, Fashion, Jewelry, Hats, Wedding Dresses, Eye Glasses, Shoes, and more.
FIT - Fashion History Dictionary
Part of the FIT Fashion History Timeline.
FIT - Fashion History Timeline
The Fashion History Timeline is an open-access source for fashion history knowledge, featuring objects and artworks from over a hundred museums and libraries that span the globe.
Schlesinger Library Fashion Collections, Harvard University
Archival collections from the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Europeana - Fashion
Historical & contemporary clothing, accessories, designs, catwalk photographs, drawings, sketches, plates, catalogues, and videos from more than 30 European public and private institutions.
Bloomsbury Fashion Central - Research & Learning Tools
Although Fordham does not subscribe to the Bloomsbury database, these tools provide wonderful outlines for researchers.
External Library Research Guides
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