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Jorgensen, Eleanor, 1923-2014



  • Existence: 1923 - 2014

Biographical History

Eleanor Jorgensen (1923-2014) was a professor at Brigham Young University in the Department of Clothing and Textiles.

Eleanor Jorgensen was born on July 24, 1923, in Price, Utah to George Edgar and Florence Virginia Horsley Jorgensen. She studied the history of textiles and clothing design at Brigham Young University, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Kansas State. She earned her masters in 1954, and her PhD in 1965 at Texas Women's-Denton, Texas for Textile Technology. She taught at a high school in Payson, Utah. She then received a position at Brigham Young University and taught for over 40 years in the Department of Clothing and Textiles. She earned Outstanding Teacher Awards from BYU in 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988, and served a term as department chair. She died on December 25, 2014 in Provo, Utah.

Citation:, via WWW, Dec. 11, 2015 (Eleanor Jorgensen; b. July 24, 1923 Price, Utah; d. Dec. 25, 2014 Provo, Utah; professor BYU dep. clothing and textiles; studied at BYU, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas; masters 1954; PhD 1965 Texas Women's-Denton Texas in Textile Technology; taught high school Payson, Utah; taught at BYU for over 40 years; department chair; Outstanding Teacher Award from BYU 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Eleanor Jorgensen collection of historic clothing, approximately 1880-1970

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8784 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains historical clothing created and collected by Jorgensen, including her grandmother, Lena Winkler's cape and bodice dress, hats, shoes, a white beaded clutch, dresses, and suits. Dated approximately 1880 to 1970.

Dates: approximately 1880-1970

Eleanor Jorgensen dissertation, 1963-1989

 Series — Carton 2: Series 3; Series 4; Series 6 [Barcode: 31197232558434], Folder: 8-11
Identifier: MSS 8784 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to Jorgensen's dissertation such as a bound copy of her dissertation and notes on other writings. Dated 1963 to 1989.

Dates: 1963-1989

Eleanor Jorgensen photographs, 1990-1992

 Series — Folder 4: Series 5 [Barcode: 31197232558459]
Identifier: MSS 8784 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of Jorgensen's travels. Dated 1990 to 1992.

Dates: 1990-1992

Eleanor Jorgensen teaching and research materials, approximately 1930-2014

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8784 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains Jorgensen's teaching and research material such as her syllabi, notes for class, research on fashion over the centuries, and research done in Europe and the early American's fashion. Dated approximately 1930 to 2014.

Dates: approximately 1930-2014

Eleanor Jorgensen yearbooks, 1938-1991

 Series — Carton 2: Series 3; Series 4; Series 6 [Barcode: 31197232558434], Folder: 12-18
Identifier: MSS 8784 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains yearbooks from high school, memory books, and reunion books. Dated 1938 to 1991.

Dates: 1938-1991

Eleanor Jorgensen papers

Identifier: MSS 8784
Content Description

Contains teaching materials on clothing design, research scrapbooks, photographs of trips taken by Jorgensen, professional papers, and historical clothing. Materials date from approximately 1880 to 2014.

Dates: approximately 1880-2014

Additional filters:

Archival Object 5
Collection 1
Clothing 2
Notes 2
Photographs 2
Dissertations, Academic 1
Outlines 1