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Fashion Design & Merchandising: Finding Books

Welcome to the Guide for Fashion Design and Merchandising! I've pulled together a selection of resources that I hope will prove helpful for your research papers and projects.

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Books on Fashion: Library of Congress Classification

Wayne State University Libraries have many books relevant to the study of Fashion Design and Merchandising.  Much of the book collection is located in Purdy Kresge Library. Fashion is interdisciplinary and books fall under many different Library of Congress call numbers.

Library of Congress Call Numbers for Fashion

Fashion Design and Designers 
Comes under Class T: TECHNOLOGY:  TT 490-695 Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring

Fashion Merchandising
Comes under Class H: Social Sciences

Subclass HD: Industries. Land Use. Labor: HD 9720-9975  Manufacturing Industries

Fashion is interdisciplinary
G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
   GT Manners and customs

H Social Sciences
   HD Industries. Land Use. Labor
   HF Commerce

P Language and Literature
   PN Literature (for Theatre, Film, etc. representation and costume)

Some subjects to explore   
Anthropology  (including feminism)  
Gender and Women’s studies
Retail distribution

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