Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Unknown

Date Created

1921

Subject

Information forms; Information artifacts; Books; Blank books; Notebooks

Medium

Paper, cotton, paper rivet

Description

Sewing sample pages from the Home Economics 3 class notebook kept by Olive True Smith, UNH Class of 1921. At the time of her attendance, the University of New Hampshire was called New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. Irma Bowen came to New Hampshire College in 1920 to teach textile classes, focusing both on techniques and the history of clothing. She began gathering garments for students to examine in class for enlightenment and inspiration, the beginnings of what is known today as the Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection.

Extent

Width: 21 cm / 8.25 in.
Length: 27.3 cm / 10.75 in.

Provenance

Gift of Olive True Smith, UNH 1921

Museum Number

96.11

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

4-30-2019

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Comments

The Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection digital catalog was produced by the UNH Library Digital Collection Initiative, supported in part by a grant from the Mooseplate program and New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Additional funding provided by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund.
Photography copyright, Astrida Schaeffer.

Home_Economics_Notes_1921.pdf (151 kB)
Home Economics class notes, UNH 1921

Keywords

Notebooks, Sewing samples, 1921, Durham, New Hampshire, United States, Home Economics, Textile techniques, Textile history, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, True Smith (donor)

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