Seeking love beads, legwarmers, and more!

Back in August we sent out a call to alumni seeking clothing from their student days. The items will be used in an exhibition about student fashion at UNC in the twentieth century.

We’ve been thrilled by the generous response to our request: Alumni have come forward with a mountain of fantastic items to loan and donate. As we make final decisions about what we have space for in the exhibit, we’re looking for a handful of specific items to fill in a few gaps.

Do you have any of these in your attic or closet?

From the late 1960s and early 1970s

Black Power necklace
Black Power necklace
Tie-dye t-shirt
Tie-dye t-shirt
Dashiki
Dashiki

From the mid- to late 1970s

Colorful head scarf
Colorful head scarf
Wide tie
Wide tie

From the 1970s or 1980s

Custom message t-shirt made (just for you!) in the Shrunken Head Boutique
Custom message t-shirt made (just for you!) in the Shrunken Head Boutique
Foster Grant sunglasses
Foster Grant sunglasses
Foster Grant sunglasses
Foster Grant sunglasses

From the early 1980s

Roller skates
Roller skates
Striped tube socks
Striped tube socks
Big plastic glasses frames
Big plastic glasses frames
Square-end knit tie
Square-end knit tie

From the late 1980s

Legwarmers
Legwarmers
Clothing with Benetton label
Clothing with Benetton label
Sweatshirt with the neck cut off
Sweatshirt with the neck cut off
Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses (or Wayfarers)
Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses (or Wayfarers)
Checkered slip-on Vans sneakers
Checkered slip-on Vans sneakers

From the 1990s

Baja jacket
Baja jacket
Slouch socks
Slouch socks
Pleated shorts
Pleated shorts
Button-down plaid shirt
Button-down plaid shirt
Scrunchie
Hair scrunchie
Hemp jewelry
Hemp jewelry

From any era

Rainbow sandals
Rainbow sandals*

Can you help?

If you have any of these articles and would be willing to lend or donate them for the exhibit, please get in touch by calling the North Carolina Collection Gallery at 919-962-0104 or by emailing jack@email.unc.edu.


* All photos from UNC’s yearbook, The Yackety Yack, except Rainbow Sandals photo by JVO27.

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