FASHION

Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University

The Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University can be found at 501 N. Earl St. and contains thousands of donated clothing items and accessories. The museum’s incoming exhibit, “Instrumental Fashion: Attire and Song” is scheduled to open March 30 and run through Nov. 14.



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The Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University can be found at 501 N. Earl St.


Maddie Seiler



Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University

Karin Bohleke believes everyone can relate to a need for clothes.

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It’s a common thread the director of the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University sees woven throughout the fabric of society.







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”This is the most human artifact you can preserve that everyone can relate to in one way and that is we all need clothes, for protection from the environment, for showing how we fit in, but also expressing our individuality,” Bohleke said.

Founded in 1961, the archives originally occupied an older dormitory before moving to its current 501 N. Earl St. location in 2016.

Though its website claims the collection totes about 15,000 clothing items and accessories, Bohleke believes that number is actually approaching

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