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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.


FA&M Announces Inaugural Exhibit in New Facility 
March 6, 2014

The Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University (FA&M) is pleased to announce its forthcoming inaugural exhibit in its new facility at Davis House. "Walking the Aisle in the Latest Style: Wedding Fashions from the Eighteenth Century to Today" will open to the general public on March 30, 2016. The exhibit runs through December 15 and features many never-before exhibited garments and accessories dating from the 1750s to the 2010s.

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The FA&M collection is in temporary storage while its future home in Davis House is undergoing renovations and expansion. There are no exhibits during this time of transition. The director and staff currently occupy interim office and work space in Memorial 101 and 202.

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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)