One of Dr. Brian Coutts’ recent donations to WKU Libraries is the stunning two-volume set, The Story of Underwear. Volume 1 is The Story of Men’s Underwear by Shaun Cole; Volume 2 is The Story of Women’s Underwear by Muriel Barbier and Shazia Boucher. Both books are heavily illustrated with photographs of vintage and modern examples of useful and decorative underclothes, while a scholarly text explains the history and significance of the garments.
The Story of Underwear was listed in Library Journal’s “Best Reference 2010 Resources”.
A featured book review (by Brian Coutts and Therese Duzinkiewicz Baker) about the set was published in the Bowling Green Daily News, Sunday, July 31, 2011. The books are shelved in the VPAL , call number VPAL REF GT2073 .S76x 2010.
– Therese D. Baker