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Apparel, Interiors, Housing, and Merchandising Department Records, 1918-1967

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Apparel, Interiors, Housing, and Merchandising Dept.
Title
Apparel, Interiors, Housing, and Merchandising Department Records
Dates
1918-1967 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.35 cubic foot, (1 box)
1 microfilm reel
Collection Number
RG 028
Summary
The Apparel, Interiors, Housing and Merchandising Department Records document the administration of the department, student enrollment, and curriculum, as well as the research of Joan Patterson into the use of Oregon flax in commercial textiles and fabrics during the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Courses associated with the domestic arts - sewing, dressmaking, house furnishing, and kitchen gardening - were first taught at Oregon Agricultural College in the early 1890s. In 1908 the Domestic Art Department was created, and became the Household Art Dept. in 1918. The name was changed to the Dept. of Clothing, Textiles and Related Arts in 1926, and retained that name for around 60 years. About 1986 the department was changed to Apparel, Interiors, & Merchandising, and by 1990 it was known as Apparel, Interiors, Housing & Merchandising.

Department heads have included Helen Brooks (1911-1917), Helen Lee Davis (1917-1930), Alma C. Fritchoff (1930-1948), Gertrude Strickland (1949-1953), Lucy Lane (1953-1954), Florence Petzel (1954-1961 & 1968-1976), Holly Schrank (1976-1980), and Sally Francis (1983-2000).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1 records document the administration of the department, student enrollment, and curriculum. Subgroup 2 documents the research of Joan Patterson into the use of Oregon flax in commercial textiles and fabrics during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Her research was funded by grants from the Purnell Fund and the Oregon State Flax Board.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1:  Department Administration, 1918-1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Enrollment
1928-1963
Reel Folder
1 1
1928-1947
1 2
1948-1949
1 3
1949-1950
1 4
1950-1951
1 5
1951-1952
1 6
1952-1953
1 7
1953-1954
1 8
1958-1959
1 9
1959-1960
1 10
1960-1961
Box
1
1958-1963
Series II: Biennial Reports
1918-1960
Reel Folder
1 1
1918-1944
1 2
1956-1958
1 3
1958-1960
Series III: Curriculum
1956-1961
Reel Folder
1 1
1956-1957
1 2
1957-1958
1 3
1958-1959
1 4
1960-1961
Series IV: Committees - School of Home Economics
1956-1960
Reel Folder
1 1
1956-1957
1 2
1959-1960
Series V: Gifts
1957-1960
Reel Folder
1 1
1957-1958
1 2
1959-1960
Series VI: Correspondence
1944-1967
School of Home Economics
1944-1960
Reel Folder
1 1
1944-1945
1 2
1945-1946
1 3
Letters
1946-1947
1 4
Miscellaneous
1956-1957
1 5
1960-1961
Box
1
Florence Petzel (dept. chair) and Martha Gene Sheldon (Texas Tech)
1958-1959
1
Teaching positions at other universities
1965-1967
Series VII: Curriculum-Course Outlines
1950-1967
Reel Folder
1 1
General
1 2
MCTRA
1 3
Communications
1958-1959
1 4
Basic Workshop
Summer 1957
1 5
Deans and Department Heads Meet
1956-1957
1 6
Dad's Weekend
1956-1957
1 7
Philosophy of Education Committee
1956-1957
1 8
Kasetsart
1 9
Future Needs of Oregon State College
1 10
Salaries
1958-1959
1 11
Radio
1958-1959
1 12
Newsletters
1958-1959
1 13
Mother's Weekend
1958-1959
1 14
Visitors to Department
1958-1959
1 15
Student Honesty
1958-1959
1 16
Agriculture School Meetings
1959-1960
1 17
Television
1959-1960
1 18
Open House - School of Home Economics
1961-1962
1 19
KOAC
1 20
Field Trip
1960
1 21
Publicity
1960-1961
Box
1
Summer Session
1956-1967
Box
1
Thesis abstract
1950
Box
1
Beaver Open House
1966
Box
1
Series VIII: Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships
1962

Subgroup 2:  Flax Research (Joan Patterson)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Series I: Correspondence
1947-1954
Box
1
1947-June 1950
1
July 1950-1951
1
1952-1954

Series II:  Reports, 1950-1954Return to Top