As a non-profit organization, we welcome financial gifts to help us maintain the Collection and make it accessible to students, researchers and the community. Your donations help us:
- Maintain services to the public including exhibitions, educational programs, digital gallery and publications
- Process and store collection artifacts in temperature and humidity-controlled environments
- Purchase storage boxes and acid free tissue paper for preservation of the artifacts
- Acquire significant items to maintain our status as one of the finest collections of apparel and textiles in the United States
- Support a graduate student assistantship
Please consider giving to one of the funds below that support the Collection:
Established December 4, 1987, with gifts from The Friends of The Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, Department of Human Sciences (previously known as the Department of Textiles and Clothing), College of Education and Human Ecology (previously known as the College of Home Economics), The Ohio State University; used to provide continuing support to the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, Department of Human Sciences, College of Education and Human Ecology. Revised January 30, 2015.
Current use fund for membership, fund raising, exhibits and programs for The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection.
Current use fund enhancing and maintaining the operations and exhibitions of OSU Historic Costume and Textiles Collection in the Department of Human Sciences.
The Charles Kleibacker Legacy Fund for the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection (HCTC) will be used to ensure and perpetuate high quality professional museum curatorial practices in the care, preservation and interpretation of the artifacts of the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection that Mr. Kleibacker was instrumental in building. Income from the fund will be used to support salaries of curatorial staff and students working in the HCTC, as well as special facilities maintenance required for the preservation of the museum’s artifacts. Salary support for curatorial staff and facility support for HCTC.
Endowment established February 2, 2007 with gifts from the estate of The Honorable Grace Fern Heck Faust; used to support the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection of the College of Education and Human Ecology including, but not limited to acquisition, preservation, restoration, and exhibition of articles in the collection, as well as to augment the salary of any employee working with the collection.
Established June 4, 1993, with gifts from the estate of Dr. Emanuel D. Rudolph; used to support a graduate research associateship or fellowship for a student enrolled in graduate study with a dissertation or thesis focus in the history of costume and/or buttons. If no students meet the criteria above, the annual distribution shall be used to support an assistant curator position in the Department of Textiles and Clothing who oversees the Ann Rudolph Button Collection as part of their responsibilities. Revised June 4, 2020.
Endowment established November 4, 1994, by the late Keith H. Hill. Income provides graduate support/program resources in archaeological and historical textiles research.
Donations also may be mailed to:
The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection
175 Campbell Hall
1787 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210