Middlebury College Antique Clothing Collection
The Middlebury College Antique Clothing Collection is composed of approximately 450 items of clothing and accessories dating from between 1830-1930. The items are primarily day dresses, evening gowns, and undergarments. The collection holds special significance to the study of dress and textiles because of the age and quality of the items. These items are too fragile and special to be worn on stage in theatrical productions, so we have made them available for research. By providing access to quality antique clothing items we hope to engage students, faculty, and staff in a deeper understanding of the past.
The Theatre Department is in the process of dating, cataloging, and digitizing items in the collection, so that this information can be made available as a resource for researchers, students, and enthusiasts.