Fashion Library Collections
The June F. Mohler Fashion Library is the primary repository at Kent State University for printed materials on the history of fashion, the apparel industry, fashion retailing, fashion accessories, and fashion design. Fashion Library resources include:
- Approximately 3,500 books and 50 current periodical titles, and over 300 A/V titles
- Fashion forecasting publications for womenswear, menswear, colors and fabrics
- Special collections including original designer sketchbooks, historic fabric swatches, photographs and slides of designers' collections and historic fashion periodicals
- Color microfiche from several historically significant costume collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Fashion Institute of Technology
The Library cooperates with the Kent State University Museum and the Kent State University Rodgers/Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to provide access to a collection of original designer sketchbooks, photo albums, scrapbooks, and slides. The Fashion Library provides computers for public use. An ample reference collection includes books and original photographs and drawings. The KSU Main Library has important collections of relevant subjects including the history of costume design and ornament, theatrical costuming, photography, applied textile design, fabrics, the craft of jewelry making, illustration, and ethnographic costume studies.