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The Fashion Archives and Museum (FA&M) is a unique educational laboratory and museum that enhances our understanding of society through the study of dress. Since its establishment in 1980, the Archives have served as a teaching, research and exhibition resource for university students, faculty, and for members of the greater South Central Pennsylvania community and nearby states. It operates in association with Shippensburg University's College of Arts and Sciences and the Institute for Public Service. The primary function of the Archives is to preserve and exhibit its collection of clothing and accessories and to make those materials available for teaching and research purposes to persons and groups both on- and off-campus.


Fashion Archives and Museum to Host Costume Society of America Event 
July 26, 2016

The FA&M is sponsoring a regional Costume Society of America event on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The afternoon will feature a catered luncheon, the current exhibit "Walking the Aisle in the Latest Style," and tours of the collections storage area. The director, Dr. Karin J. Bohleke, will give an informal talk about the installation and her work with graduate and undergraduate students of Shippensburg University.

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Woman's burgundy wool wrapper, 1894-1895. Standing collar is trimmed with a large bow of silk-satin and lace at the center front neckline. Worn by Sarah Eyre (Blair) Glover (b. 1861-d. 1929) of Richmond, VA. (S2010-01-137 Glover)