Historic Button Research

Guide to researching button (fastener) history and collecting.


Welcome to the Historic Button Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning.  Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.                                                                                          Leta Hendricks

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Research Databases

The Berg Fashion Library  This Fashion Library database offers information expertise in one portal  access. Database provides full access to: The Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, The Color Image Bank, A-Z of Fashion, Commercial Pattern Archive, The Dictionary of Fashion History, The Fashion Taxonomy, The Museum Directory, Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion, and Berg Publication’s books and journals.

EBSCOhost Databases  A multi-interdisciplinary suite of databases covering the arts, humanities, law, life and health sciences, social sciences, science and technology. Databases contain popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, documents, books, digital media, and other information items. Open Cluster Searching Select -- Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Premier, Communication & Mass Media Complete, MasterFILE Premier,  and World Textiles.

Oxford Art Online  Database provides search and browse capabilities that allow users to refine results and choose to view biographies, subject entries, or images. Database includes  Benezit Dictionary of ArtistsGrove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

Oxford Reference  Database contains digitized entries from the Oxford University Press’ dictionaries, companions and encyclopedias. Oxford Reference covers 25 different subject areas including: archaeology, art and architecture, history, media studies, and society and culture.

See --         Art and Architecture Cluster
                   A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
                   The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists
                   The Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
                   The Oxford Dictionary of Art
                   A Dictionary of Modern Design
                   The Oxford Companion to the Garden
                   The Oxford Companion to the Photograph
                   A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art
                   The Oxford Companion to Western Art             

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)  (DAAI) database covers all aspects of design and crafts, including: Advertising, packaging and product design, Architecture, Crafts, Ceramics, glass and jewelry, Fashion and textiles,  Fiber arts, Furniture and interior design, Graphic design, Industrial design, and Sustainable design. Database contains articles, news, reviews, and other information items from 1973 to the present.

ARTstor The ARTstor Digital Library is a repository of global digital images and related data from archives, museums and other collections. The database features proprietary software for educational and scholarly use.

The Vogue Archive: 1892 to Today  The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue Magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Content includes materials from advertisers, designers, illustrators, journalists, photographers, and stylists. The Vogue Archive is a primary resource for the study of business, fashion, gender, and popular culture.

The Women's Wear Daily (WWD) and The Women's Wear Daily Archive (WWD Archive) From 1994 to the present, WWD provides daily business and fashion news articles about designers, industrialists, influencers, and trend setters.  The WWD Archive is the premier resource for historical fashion information on business finance, the media, industry portfolios, research news, and trend reports, 1910-1994.

Fashion Studies Online: The Videofashion Library  The Videofashion Library, previously limited to videotape and DVD, visually captures the trends and history of beauty, culture, fashion, and lifestyle. Digital video is a pronounced primary resource documenting: clothing fabric patterns & textures; architecture & movement; and the cut & drape of garments. The Videofashion Library features news series: Designer DNA, Elements of Style, Fashion Classics, Millennium Fashion, Model TV, and Videofashion News. The Videofashion Library focuses on the trends of fashion, clothing, and costume worldwide, covering the major fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, New York and London.

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