Online Resources

The Textile and Costume Collection is available for browsing and research online through two digital resources: Tapestry and Artstor’s Shared Shelf. Shared Shelf offers the opportunity to view both costumes and textiles from the collection, while Tapestry highlights a sampling of the University’s textile swatches from the turn of the 20th century.

tapestryTapestry

Funded with the generous support of The Barra Foundation, Tapestry allows users to browse and search thousands of historic fabric swatches from Jefferson’s vast textile collection. Accessible to the Jefferson University community and the general public.

costumeThe Costume Collection

Use this archived collection to access examples of women’s wear, men’s wear, and other garments from the Textile and Costume Collection. Accessible to the Jefferson- East Falls community.

textileThe Textile Collection

Use this archived collection to access examples of textiles and textile-related material from the Textile and Costume Collection, including quilts, fabric swatches, and Stevengraphs. Browse the Collection by item type or search by motif or weave structure. Accessible to the Jefferson- East Falls community.