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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.


  • 1932-1987


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Administrative History

From the Collection:

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 careof 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).


4 boxes

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