Tree thumbnailLocal historical societies often have large costume and textile collections.

Jane C. Giffen recognizes this concern and provides tips for caring for these collections.

Giffen begins by emphasizing the need to limit the collection if it is already sizable and setting parameters to prevent a textile collection from growing too large.

The author gives the reader an overview of how to prevent deterioration, cleaning, drying, and pressing.

Proper storage and labels will organize a collection and make finding pieces for exhibition easier.

Giffen explains the proper ways to exhibit clothing as well.

Technical Leaflet #2 (1972)

The information in this Technical Leaflet has been updated in more recent publications. It is indexed here for historical purposes.