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THEA 460: Court Dress

This guide is to help you locate Swem Library resources and external resources to provide context, history, and imagery related to the world of Court Dress.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are controlled lists of terms or phrases used to describe the subjects of items. They facilitate access to resources by subject, as they define a set of additional topics included in an item, in contrast to classification, which deals only with the main subject.

Below are a list of subject headings that you may find useful for this course. You can search for these by using the "Subject" filters in either Primo or by performing and advanced search via WorldCat  

Clothing and Dress - History

Courts and courtiers - clothing

Costume - History 

Dress Accessories


Hats - History



Call numbers

‚ÄčTry browsing some of our costume and fashion books:

  • GT500-2370 - Costume, Dress, Fashion 
  • NK7300-7600- Jewelry, Gemstones 
  • PN2067-2068 - Theatrical Costume and Makeup Design 
  • TT500-650 - Dressmaking and Tailoring, Fashion Designers 
  • TT950-979 - Hairdressing, Beauty Culture 

Other related texts that center on art, history, theatre, or etiquette could be of potential use as well to provide context and provoke more questions about your topic.

  • BJ 1801-2195 - Etiquette and Ethics
  • DA - British History
  • DC - French History
  • DD - German History
  • DF - Greek History
  • DT - Egyptian History
  • NB - Sculpture
  • ND - Painting
  • NK - Decorative Arts
  • PN1600-1989 - Drama-Theatrical
  • PN2000-3307 - Dramatic Representation. The Theatre
  • PR621-739 - History of English Literature. Drama
  • PS330-352 - History of American Literature. Drama
  • TR - Photography


Don't forget to check out these same call numbers in our reference section - you may come across some good finds!