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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.


  • approximately 1880-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Eleanor Jorgensen papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

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.


From the Collection: 2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 7 oversize box (10.66 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 1 folder ((0.01 linear ft.) )

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