The Queens College Costume Collection, property of the Fashion and Textiles Program, is located in the Family, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences Department.  The archive primarily houses women’s wear from the 19th and 20th centuries, from tea gowns to outerwear.  It also features many accessories including shoes, hats, bags, parasols, and fans, and a variety of undergarments from drawers and cage crinolines to corsets. Additionally, it contains a collection of Bedouin robes, Japanese kimono, Chinese and Korean ceremonial robes, and men’s military uniforms. Students in the Fashion and Textiles program at Queens College are offered a unique hands-on experience working with an historic costume archive, from collections management to research, curation, and exhibition.