Nesbitt College of Design Arts records, 1894-1993

added on Sun, 03/29/2009 - 17:46

UR 4.9 Nesbitt College of Design Arts records, 1894-1993, 7 cubic feet

The school that would eventually become Nesbitt College was present at Drexel when it opened in 1892, in the courses of study specifically intended for the education of women, such as cookery, millinery, dressmaking, and normal courses (teacher training) in each of these subjects.  The curriculum expanded over the years to include domestic science, home economics, dietetics, applied arts, textile merchandising, and hotel management.  The school went through many curriculum and name changes before becoming Nesbitt College of Design Arts in 1985.  The collection, which contains records dating as early as 1895, consists of reports, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, materials compiled about the history of the college, publications, and notebooks and recipe cards used during the early years of the college.

Includes records of:

  • Nesbitt College of Design, Nutrition, Human Behavior, and Home Economics
  • College of Home Economics
  • School of Home Economics
  • School of Domestic Science and Arts
  • Department of Domestic Science
  • Department of Domestic Arts
  • Department of Domestic Economy

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