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THEA 3070: History of Costume & Decor: Audiovisual & Streaming

Resources for research and identification of period costume and decor. Dr. Barbara Cox

Audiovisual Resources: Overview

The UNT Media Library contains nearly 35,000 physical audiovisual  items and the Libraries also provide online access to approximately 7,000 audiovisual resources through electronic database subscriptions.  

About the Media Library:  

The collection includes a number helpful resources for students studying costume and decor, including original documents and primarily resources (documentary films, newsreel footage, ethnographic footage) as well as creative works and performances (period dramas, recorded theatrical performances). 




Starting top right, clockwise: As You Like It (1936) ; Craft In America (2007); "Various shots of fashion & beauty" from Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century  (1929); She Stoops to Conquer (2003)


Streaming Video Databases

Streaming Video Databases

The following databases contain a large number of streaming videos of plays, documentaries, interviews and dance performances. 
If accessing off campus, you will be asked for your EUID and EUID password before you can enter the databases.

Streaming and Other Audiovisual Materials from the UNT Media Library

Streaming and Other Audiovisual Materials from the UNT Media Library

Streaming Video from the Media Library
Search here to limit to only streaming video from the UNT Media Library. Once you click on a film or other media, you will be asked for your EUID and EUID password (if accessing off campus), before the video will begin to stream from your computer, tablet or phone.
Just type a word in the box for your topic of interest. Example: Shakespeare, "Taming of the Shrew"

UNT Media Library Collection
To search ALL audiovisual materials, DVDs, CDs, streaming, etc..

Keyword Search

A basic way to search on a topic.
Hint: Use "AND" or "OR" between keywords to create a more complex search. Example: "costume design" AND "China"
Keyword search examples: Costume; Costume Design AND Theater; Costume History; Architecture; Decoration AND Ornament, Decorative Arts

Title Search
A basic way to search for a specific film title.

Author Search
Author searches can be used to search by name of writers, creators or performers.
Search Example: Be sure to search the "Last Name, First Name" of the author:  Example: Albee, Edward

Other Video Resources

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