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Fashion design

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast
Scope Note: Use for: Dress design Clothing design Clothing and dress--Design

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Jessie Griffith Stone Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-020
Abstract Within this collection are papers and artifacts belonging to Jessie Griffith Stone, later known as Jessie G. Rockefeller. Mrs. Rockefeller attended Pratt Institute’s School of Household Science and Arts from 1913 to 1915, where she earned a certificate in Trade Dressmaking. The collection includes samples of in-class work, such an embroidery workbook, notebooks, and artifacts related to sewing such as pincubes and spools. The materials date from 1885 to 1915.
Dates: 1885 - 1915; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1915

Julia Ruhfel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC-022
Abstract The Julia Ruhfel Collection consists of classwork, drawings and notes compiled by Mrs. Julia Ruhfel from 1894-1940, who not only earned two certificates from Pratt Institute, but also taught at the school from the years 1916-1926. Mrs. Ruhfel earned her first certificate in 1895 in Professional Household Arts, and her second in 1910 for Trade Dressmaking. It was the latter subject that Mrs. Ruhfel went on to teach at Pratt, as well as to local students in the various cities in which she lived...
Dates: circa 1894-1940

Records of the School of Art and Design

 Collection
Identifier: PI-010
Abstract The Records of the School of Art and Design illustrate the school’s history within Pratt Institute, from its beginnings in 1888 to its curriculum overhaul in 2014 and re-division into two separate schools in 2015. The records date from 1888 to 2018 and include administrative reports and correspondance, marketing materials, student work, exhibition material, alumni records, and publications.
Dates: 1888 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1940 - 2000

Records of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies

 Collection
Identifier: PI-027
Abstract The material contained in this collection document Pratt’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies between 1960 and 2011 and include ephemera, publications, reports, and catalogs pertaining to the different courses offered at the school.
Dates: 1955-2011; Majority of material found within 1960-1980

Records of the School of Home Economics

 Collection
Identifier: PI-003
Abstract The records of the School of Home Economics document the history of the school, beginning with relevant correspondences and reports from the year leading up to its founding in 1888. The evolution of the school is traced through the merging of the schools of Domestic Science and Domestic Arts into the School of Household Science and Arts, which later became the School of Home Economics in 1941.A combination of institutional records, student workbooks, memorabilia, course descriptions and alumnae...
Dates: 1887 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1888 - 1915

The New York School of Applied Design for Women Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC-017
Abstract The New York School of Applied Design for Women was a significant educational institution and proponent of the arts and crafts movement that sought to provide women with the practical education needed to be self-sufficient. Founded in 1892 by Ellen Dunlap Hopkins, the school went through several significant changes beginning with the new building at 160 Lexington Avenue in 1909, then the reincorporation as a co-educational school and merger with the Phoenix Arts Institute in 1944, and finally...
Dates: 1892 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1944