Brigham Young University. Department of Clothing and Textiles
- Existence: 1955 - 1999
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 12 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
Contains departmental correspondence, including letters to students. Dated 1974-1987.
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.
Contains department reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. It also includes information on field trips, course syllabi, and fashion shows.
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.
Files include a brief history, staff meeting agendas, project lists, statistics, newspaper articles, advertisements, and related information.
Contains faculty goals and meeting minutes from the department. Includes files on individual faculty members, as well as on professional organizations. Dated 1947-1999.
Contains manuals and other documentation on lab equipment used by the department. Dated 1965-1981.
Contains 90 color and black and white educational slides of textile and clothing from the Ancient Egyptian and Roman time periods through the 1930s. There are also 14 slides of the Textile and Clothing Regional Competition of 1966.