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Guide to the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences graded embroidery examination with stitch samples, 1919

Summary

Collection comprises a four-page embroidery examination completed in ink by Mrs. Fred Kennedy in Norfolk, Nebraska, including 6 stitch samples. The exam did not provide the questions, and has been annotated by the person who graded it, who also attached four typed comments to the stitch samples. Includes original mailing envelope.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11200
Title
Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences graded embroidery examination with stitch samples
Date
1919
Creator
Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 11 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a four-page embroidery examination completed in ink by Mrs. Fred Kennedy in Norfolk, Nebraska, including 6 stitch samples. The exam did not provide the questions, and has been annotated by the person who graded it, who also attached four typed comments to the stitch samples. Includes original mailing envelope.

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[Identification of item], Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences graded embroidery examination with stitch samples, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Examination and stitch samples
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

The Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences in Scranton, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1916 by Mary Brooks Picken. The school combined correspondence courses with classroom instruction in dressmaking, millinery, cooking, fashion design, beauty, and homemaking. It attracted students from around the world and enrollment climbed to almost 300,000 women. It reached thousands more through its newsletters and other publications.


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Provenance

The Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences graded embroidery examination with stitch samples was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, May, 2016

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0075