Archive for December, 2010

Casey Fashion Plate Collection Online

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Over 6,200 hand-colored, finely detailed fashion illustrations produced between 1780 and 1880 for British and American fashion magazines have been digitzed by the Los Angeles Public Library. The plates depict fashionable styles of dress for men, women and children, and constitute valuable source material on the history of dress during this period in history.

Click on this link for an index of all the plates available or browse the collection.

Annual holiday closure

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

UCLA campus libraries, including the Arts Library, will be closed from Saturday, December 18, 2010, through Sunday, January 2, 2011. Online resources will be available during the closure, but email inquiries and interlibrary loan, recall, document delivery, and SRLF (storage) requests submitted during the closure dates will not be processed until after January 2; email and online reference services will also not be available during the closure. Materials can be renewed online during this period, although due dates have been changed so that no items will be due during the closure. Further details are available on the Web page at <>.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please plan your library usage accordingly, and contact me before December 17 if you have questions or need assistance.