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Collection of historic apparel survives even without funds

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Shu-Hwa Lin, curator of the University of Hawaii’s Historic Costume Collection, shows the Tori Richard display, part of an exhibition at Hamilton Library marking the 50th anniversary of the collection.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
A silk dragon robe from China’s Qing dynasty is among the rare treasures of the University of Hawaii Historic Costume Collection. The intricate embroidered designs were worn only by the members of the imperial family.