When I try to search ALICE for costume history books, I have several problems:
Words changes over time and place: Is it stays, bodies, jumps, bodice, or corset?
The spelling for the same word changes over time and place. Spellings weren't standardized until the 19th C, and don't forget British vs. American spelling (Ex: color, colour).
English just has a lot of words that mean similar things. Search them all!
|Human Beauty, Dress, Costume, Fashion, Costume History||GT 495- GT2370
NK 4700- NK4890
|Textile Trade, Fashion Industry||HD 9850- HD 9970.5||6th floor|
|Retailing||HF 5423 – HF 5437||6th floor|
|Specific department stores, History||HF 5465||6th floor|
|Retail display||HF 5845||6th floor|
|Textile Design, Fibers, Needlework||NK 8800 – NK 9595.5||3rd floor|
|Theatrical costume||PN 2067||7th floor|
|Textile Dyeing||TP 893- TP 897||7th floor|
|Fashion Photography||TR 679||3rd floor|
|Textile Manufacture and Industry||TS 1300- TS1869||7th floor|
|Clothing Trade, Tailoring, Designers||TT 490- TT 675||7th floor|
|Needle Crafts||TT 679- TT 855||7th floor|
Note: for every call number, more items might be shelved in Reference (2nd floor), Reserves (4th floor), or Oversize Shelves (3rd, 6th, 7th floors)