Artifact Collection

PLEASE NOTE: ATHM has closed permanently.

Until it was forced to permanently close its doors, the American Textile History Museum housed one of the largest collections of its kind in the world. The textile and clothing collections included everyday garments, textile samples, flat, finished textiles, and decorative art objects from the eighteenth century to the present. The tools and machinery collection included pre-industrial artifacts and tools, industrial and powered machines, and workplace artifacts.

Osborne Library

PLEASE NOTE: ATHM has closed permanently.

The Osborne Library contained a rich and comprehensive collection of printed, pictorial and manuscript material of interest to researchers in a variety of fields. The collections included books, pamphlets, government documents, trade catalogs, advertising material, prints, photographs, and business records that record the history of textile production in the United States.

Search Collections

PLEASE NOTE: ATHM has closed permanently.

The Chace Catalogue provides access to information about the American Textile History Museum’s former artifact collections and the former Osborne Library’s extensive holdings. It is a one-of-a-kind resource for historians of business, technology and labor, designers, spinners and weavers, architects, exhibit designers, filmmakers, textile workers and their families, and the general public.