Browse Collections (19 total)

One American Family: A Tale of North and South

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Inspired by the 2018 publication of An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery, by URI's Rachel May (PhD '15), this exhibition reveals…

Contributors: Rebecca Kelly, Instructor and Susan J. Jerome, Collections Manager

Twentieth-Century Designers

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Twentieth-Century Fashion Designers The Historic Textile & Costume Collection (HTCC) houses numerous artifacts that represent the work of…

Contributors: Linda Welters, PhD

Materials of the Future

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The 1960s were a decade characterized by a break with tradition. Obvious reflections of this can be seen in the development of space exploration and…

Contributors: Zhanique Waite

The Ladies' Paradise

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The Ladies’ Paradise artifact study project was a response to a challenge from the International Textile and Apparel Association to incorporate Émile…

Hats and Bonnets

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Head coverings of some sort, for men, women and children, have been part of human culture for thousands of years. In the United States, women followed…

The Kaleidoscope of Textiles: Dress as Multidimensional Cultural Documents

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"Show me the clothes of a culture and I can write its history" - Anatole France (1844-1924)Material culture is the world of things that people – all…

Contributors: The following students contributed to the production of this exhibit: Christina Adamo; Mariela Aguero Barrantes; Aymar Ccopacatty; Susan Day; Erika Holshoe; Michelle Leung; Cordelia Mueller; Samantha Myette; Alyssa Opishinski; Katy W. O’Donnell

All photographs by Connor Steere

Faculty and staff: Jessica Strubel; Rebecca Kelly; Susan J. Jerome

The Perrin Collection

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The first Perrin ancestor to arrive in the New World from England in 1635 was John Perrin (Perryn) (16141-1674). He was one of the founders of…

Contributors: Susan J. Jerome, MS '06
Joann Bussian Steere, MS '11

Accessories

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Human beings complement their appearance with the use of accessories, items worn in addition to the basic garments that cover bodies for protection…

Children's Shoes

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The Historic Textile and Costume Collection houses almost fifty pairs of baby and children's shoes and slippers, dating from the early 1800s to the…

The Photograph Collection

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The URI Historic Textile and Costume Collection houses several hunderd photographs ranging from the early daguerreotypes of the 1840s to paper…