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Starting points for research in drama

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The resources listed on this page have been selected to help you better understand the context and history related to the materials you will be exploring during your time in this class. Everything listed here can be accessed digitally; however, UCI Libraries has many more physical materials that are related to these subjects that you can further explore.

If you need help accessing or discovering resources, please reach out to Scott Stone, Research Librarian for Performing Arts:

Ballets Russes

Streaming Video


News, Reviews, and Opinions (from Historical Newspapers)

Further Subject Searches

Clothes and Society

The database Berg Fashion Library is a great resource to find ebooks and digital articles to better understand the fashion/clothing industry and how it fits into society. Examples of books you can access there include:

You can also browse Berg Fashion Library by time period, so if you are interested in learning about how Irene Saltern Salinger fit into the clothing world of the 1930s, you might find this browsing method to be an easier way to find contextual information.

For other primary sources to help understand this topic, you might want to investigate some of the following resources:

  • Los Angeles Times (Historical)
  • The Vogue Archive - An archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, and including pages, advertisements, covers and fold-outs. This archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.
  • Women's Magazine Archive - A collection of women's interest magazines from the 19th century through present. Topics include consumer culture, economics/marketing, family life, fashion, gender studies, health and fitness, home/interior design, popular culture, and social history.

Creating Communities

Newspapers and Magazines