The Historic Costume and Textile Museum is a notable collection of traditonal and artistic artifacts dating back from as early as 1740. With over 15,000 holdings, the collection includes a number of Nelly Don dresses, wearable art from Anita Mayer, American quilts, salon shoes, military uniforms, Chinese and other ethnic textiles, and clothing and textiles from famous and not-so-famous midwesterners. The collection began at the beginning of the 20th century and continues to be augmented by friends, faculty, and KSU Alumni who have lived and traveled throughout the world.
Interested individuals can become involved with the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection through:
- Donations of historic artifacts of designer origin, or with unique stylistic or designer elements, or provides an emphasis on the cultural aspects of clothing.
- Donations of non-historic supplies.
- Financial contributions to help defray costs of maintaining this valuable resource.
Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design
Kansas State University
225 Justin Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506