Friends and Donors

Friends of the Collection


Charles Kleibacker: The OSU Years
October 28, 2010 – May 21, 2011

CK pre GSWingThe Friends of the Collection is an organization of exceptional volunteers that was formally established in 1987 by then Designer-in-Residence Charles Kleibacker and members of the Columbus community having an interest in clothing and fashion. The purpose of the Friends is to support the mission of the Collection and promote the understanding, appreciation, and awareness of historic costume and textiles.

In support of the Collection, the Friends pay an annual membership that helps support exhibitions, acquisitions, conservation, and preservation. Friends also are volunteers and help catalogue and prepare objects for storage.

In addition, the Friends participate in social and educational opportunities related to costume and textiles, such as attendance at exhibition openings, lectures, and programs initiated by the Collection.

Annual Membership

Benefits to members include a twice yearly newsletter and invitations to programs and events. If you wish to become a member of the Friends and/or volunteer in The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection at Ohio State, please contact us at (614) 292-3090 or

  • Student – $15
  • Senior – $25
  • Active – $35
  • Sustaining – $50
  • Patron – $100
  • Trendsetter – $250
  • Couture – $500
  • Corporate – $1,000

Summer 2012 Newsletter

Summer 2013 Newsletter

Winter 2014 Newsletter