Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Doris Stein Research Center for Costumes and Textiles

Address: 
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036-4597
United States
Contact: 
Ms. Gail Stein
Phone: 
323-857-6082

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

The resources of the Doris Stein Research Center for Costumes and Textiles illuminate the entire history of costumes and textiles. Its holdings include eleven thousand original prints, fashion plates, drawings, sketches, and manuscripts dating from the 1500s to the present; two hundred incunabula and limited editions and seven thousand additional volumes; journals and magazines; photographs and slides; costume research files indexed by designer, subject, region, and historical period; a study collection of twenty-five hundred pieces; and archives. The center’s resources support scholarly research on the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Department of Costumes and Textiles—a collection comprising more than sixty thousand pieces from nearly two hundred cultures and time periods.

Management

Catalog System: 
The museum is recently starting to catalog. Cataloged records of our holdings are in Filemaker. Uncataloged holdings are arranged by the following: alphabetical file of individual artist; exhibition catalogs for group shows are filed by city.
Repository: 
No
Loans to Outside?: 
Yes
Exhibited?: 
No