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Brigham Young University. Department of Clothing and Textiles

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1955-1999

Administrative History

The Department of Clothing and Textiles (1955-1999) was an academic department at Brigham Young University.

The department was established in 1955 in a reorganization of the earlier Department of Home Economics. It provided instruction and training on the apparel and textile industries. This included coursework in clothing design; understanding, selection, use and care of fabrics; and an appreciation for the history of costume and textiles.

The Department of Clothing and Textiles was placed in the College of Family Living in 1955. Previously it was a division within the Department of Home Economics. The Department of Clothing and Textiles was placed in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences in 1981. Department chairs included Eleanor Jorgenson (Acting Chair 1955-56 and Chair 1959-1961, 1966-1974), Margaret Schow Potter (1956-1959, 1961-1966), Charlene Lind (1974-1982), Marion C. J. Kuchar (1982-1987), Marvin J. Kuchar (1987-1995), and Charlene Lind (1995-1999).

Citation

BYUorg.Lib.BYU.edu, August 1, 2017 (Department established in 1955; previous unit was the Department of Home Economics; provides training in the apparel and textile industries including design, the selection of fabrics, etc.; placed in the college of Family Living in 1955; became part of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences; chairs include Eleanor Jorgenson (Acting Chair 1955-56 and Chair 1959-1961, 1966-1974), Margaret Schow Potter (1956-1959, 1961-1966), Charlene Lind (1974-1982), Marion C. J. Kuchar (1982-1987), Marvin J. Kuchar (1987-1995), and Charlene Lind (1995-1999).)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

BYU CLTIX : 44 years of success

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 860
Scope and Contents Includes a history of the department, plus autobiographical sketches and pictures of faculty and students who were affiliated with the program between the 1920s and 1990s. Volume has a plastic spiral binding.

Department of Clothing and Textiles administrative records, 1932-1987

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1125 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains reports, charts, and other materials related to the administration of the department. Includes files on departmental activities, such as workshops, fashion shows, field trips, the Mormon Festival of Arts, and scholarship programs. Materials dated 1932-1987.

Department of Clothing and Textiles correspondence, 1974-1987

 Series — Box: 8
Identifier: UA 1125 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains departmental correspondence, including letters to students. Dated 1974-1987.

Department of Clothing and Textiles photographs, approximately 1870-1991

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1125 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains historic photographs with 19th century clothing designs, as well as photographs of students and student projects in the Department of Clothing and Textiles from approximately 1950-1991. Notes and labels located on the backs of various photographs. Dated approximately 1870-1991.

Department of Clothing and Textiles records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 876
Scope and Contents Collection contains department reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. It also includes information on field trips, course syllabi, and fashion shows.

Department of Clothing and Textiles records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1125
Scope and Contents Contains program reviews, minutes, correspondence, photographs, and other material on the department. Includes information on curriculum for courses in the Department of Clothing and Textiles, faculty from the deparment including those involved in scholarship programs of the department, students, and events including the Mormon Festival of Arts. Dated approximately 1870-1999.

Department of Clothing and Textiles records on Cougar Custom Sewing

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 781
Overview Files include a brief history, staff meeting agendas, project lists, statistics, newspaper articles, advertisements, and related information.

Department of Clothing and Textiles records on faculty, 1947-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1125 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains faculty goals and meeting minutes from the department. Includes files on individual faculty members, as well as on professional organizations. Dated 1947-1999.

Department of Clothing and Textiles records on lab equipment, approximately 1965-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1125 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains manuals and other documentation on lab equipment used by the department. Dated 1965-1981.