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Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design Department Records
- 1963-2006 (del)
0.63 linear feet (1 document case, 1 small document case)
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The Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design offers instruction leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design. Apparel Merchandising courses provide knowledge applicable to careers in the fashion industry including production, wholesaling and retailing, and for consumer acquisition and use of apparel and household textiles. The cultural and scientific aspects of apparel and textiles are examined with emphasis on aesthetic, economic, historical, sociological and psychological factors. / The Interior Design curriculum prepares students to enter the profession of residential and commercial design through course work in technical, material, historical, cultural and aesthetic aspects of design with studios, emphasizing the design problem-solving process. The Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design is affiliated with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. Students may enroll in a "visiting scholar" program at FIT with emphasis on fashion design, fashion buying and merchandising, or several others.
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Scope and content
This collection is composed of general departmental records which consist of material such as program evaluation reports, posters, programs, and course announcements; and, the Adaline Snellman Hsia Historic Costume and Decorative Arts Collection records, which consists mainly of correspondence, clippings, and photographs.
System of arrangement
This collection is arranged into series:
- Series 1. Administrative Records
- Series 2. Adaline Snellman Hsai Historic Costume and Decorative Arts Collection Records
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.
The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.
Conditions governing reproduction
South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.
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Subject access points
- Adaline Snellman Hsia Historic Costume and Decorative Arts Collection
- Fashion merchandising -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Dakota -- Brookings
- Interior decoration -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Dakota -- Brookings
- Costume design -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Dakota -- Brookings
- Fashion design -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Dakota -- Brookings
- Costume -- History
- Decorative arts