CROFT is proud to have accumulated a modest library of titles covering topics of interest to our members, for all ages.  The aim is for these titles to be available to members for check-out and review.  The library always welcomes appropriate donations as well.

The current list of titles:

The Single Woman in Medieval and Early Modern England:  Her Life and Representation, By Laurel Amtower & Dorothea Kehler

A History of Private Life:  Revelations of the Medieval World, Philippe Ariès and Georges Duby, eds.

The Forgotten Art of Building and Using a Brick Bake Oven, Richard M. Bacon

The Medieval Cookbook, Maggie Black

Silversmithing and Art Metal for Schools, Tradesmen, Craftsmen, Murray Bovin

A Dyer's Garden: From Plant to Pot, Growing Dyes for Natural Fibers, Rita Buchanan

An Historical Guide to Arms and Armour, Stephen Bull

Arms & Armor, Michele Byam

Making Chair Seats from Cane, Rush and Other Natural Materials, Ruth B. Comstock

"Costume," The Journal of the Costume Society, Number 27 (Brochure)

Catherine, Called Birdy, Karen Cushman

The Midwife's Apprentice, Karen Cushman

Scottish Kings, Gordon Donaldson

Designs for Knitting Kilt Hose & Knickerbocker Stockings, Veronica Gainford

Life in the English Country House, Mark Girouard

Crewel Embroidery, Sue Hawkins

Tower of London:  A History of England from the Norman Conquest, Christopher Hibbert

"Kilt," Suzanne Houghtelin, CLHF Lecture 9/16/95 (Brochure)

The New Oxford Book of Carols, Hugh Keyte and Andrew Parrott

Art of the Celts, Lloyd and Jennifer Laing

The Land of Wales, Eiluned & Peter Lewis

Castle, David Macaulay

The Illustrated Border Ballads:  The Anglo-Scottish Frontier, John Marsden

"'Prairie Chickens Dancing...':  Ecology's Myth," Alan G. Marshall (article)

The Elements of the Celtic Tradition, Caitlín Matthews

Daily Life in Renaissance Italy, Charles L. Mee, Jr.

Mary Queen of Scots, N. Brysson Morrison

"The Basic Techniques of Bobbin Lace," Needle Crafts 7 (Booklet)

Pyne's British Costumes, William H. Pyne

The Blandford Book of Traditional Handicrafts, ed. John Rome

The Tudors:  England's Golden Age, Josephine Ross

New Robert's Rules of Order, Laurie Rozakis

Ancient Costumes of Great Britain and Ireland:  From the Druids to the Tudors, Charles Hamilton Smith

A History of England, Goldwin Smith

Mediaeval History:  Europe from the 2nd to the 16th Century, Carl Stephenson

The Woodwright's Workbook:  Further Explorations in Traditional Woodcraft, Roy Underhill

"A Brief History of the European Textiles Collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum," V&A (brochure)

"The Naturalistic Tradition in British Textile Design," V&A (brochure)

Bell's English History Sourcebooks:  The Welding of the Race, "449" - 1066, compiled by the Rev. John E. W. Wallis, B.A. (Oxon.)

"The Celtic Living History Foundation Cookbook," compiled by Michael Weteska (brochure)

The English Mediaeval House, Margaret Wood


CROFT had intended to place the Library resources with the Irish Cultural Center's McClelland Library. However, it has so far proven impossible to finalise this arrangement satisfactorily and the resources are currently being managed by a CROFT Member. 

Members can access the Library by contacting Jean Doig.

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