Susan Watkins papers,1964-2016

Collection Number: 23-19-4278

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Susan Watkins papers, 1964-2016
Collection Number:
23-19-4278
Creator:
Susan M., Watkins, 1943-
Quantity:
2 Cubic Feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, course material, memorabilia, and published material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, course material, awards, and publications documenting her founding of the academic field of functional apparel design and her career at Cornell.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Watkins earned a B.S. in consumer services and business in 1965 and an M.S. in textiles and clothing in1967 both from Pennsylvania State University. In 1967 she was hired in the Department of Textiles and Apparel at Cornell University as an assistant professor, becoming a professor emeritus in 1999. She founded the academic field of functional apparel design and in 1991 was inducted as a Fellow into the International Textile and Apparel Association.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence, course material, awards, and publications documenting her founding of the academic field of functional apparel design and her career at Cornell.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Watkins, Susan M., 1943-
Cornell University -- Faculty.
New York State College of Human Ecology. Department of Textiles and Apparel.

Subjects:
Fashion design.
Protective clothing.
Clothing industry -- Study and teaching.
Textiles and Apparel -- Study and teaching.
Fashion design.
Protective clothing.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Susan Watkins Papers, #23-19-4278. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Narrative written by Watkins describing in detail her career and the items donated to the archives
Box 1 Folder 1A
Description of textiles and clothing programs at Pennsylvania State University and Cornell
1965-1969
Box 1 Folder 2
Exams and course outline
1964-1967
Creator: Pennsylvania State University
Box 1 Folder 3
Thesis in Clothing and Textiles
1967
Creator: Sassaman, Susan
Creator: Pennsylvania State University
Box 1 Folder 4
Cornell appointment letter
1967
Box 1 Folder 5
Course TC 141 outline and handouts
1968
Box 1 Folder 6
Course TC 215 outlines and handouts
1968-1969
Box 1 Folder 7
Course plan for flat pattern design
1967
Box 1 Folder 8
Revising the curriculum text
1968
Box 1 Folder 9
Course TC 151/DEA 145 outlines and handouts
1968-1969
Box 1 Folder 10
Course TC 151/DEA 145 exams
Undated
Box 1 Folder 11
Course TC 151/DEA 145 station exam
Undated
Box 1 Folder 12
Course TC 151/DEA 145 final projects, course evaluation
Undated
Box 1 Folder 13
Course DEA 145 notes, memos, exams
1970--1971
Box 1 Folder 14
Description of course TC 044/DEA 144
Undated
Box 1 Folder 15
Course TC 044/DEA 144, course proposal
1969-1974
Box 1 Folder 16
Course TC 044/DEA 144 exam
1963
Box 1 Folder 17
Course DEA 044 lesson plans, auto-tutorial examples
1969-1970
Box 1 Folder 18
Course TXA 300 outline, exams
1969
Box 1 Folder 19
Teaching by television text
Undated
Box 1 Folder 20
1967
Box 1 Folder 21
Speech "Preconditioning for Television Learning" and course outlines
1970
Box 1 Folder 22
Research on use of television
1969-1971
Box 1 Folder 23
Description of course TC 152/DEA 146
Undated
Box 1 Folder 24
Course TC 152 outlines
1969-1970
Box 1 Folder 25
Course TC 152 photos of dress forms
Undated
Box 1 Folder 26
Description of the move to DEA
Undated
Box 1 Folder 27
Notes on speech
Undated
Creator: Kennedy, Stephen
Chief of Textile, Clothing and Footwear Division of Quartermaster Research and Development Center
Box 1 Folder 28
Course DEA 345 outlines
1971-1972
Box 1 Folder 29
Ice Hockey Study
Undated
Box 1 Folder 30
Women's holster project
1977-1978
First course devoted to functional clothing design
Box 1 Folder 31
Description of course DEA 445/TXA 445
Undated
Box 1 Folder 32
Course DEA 445 outlines and statements
1973-1985
Box 1 Folder 33
Course DEA 445 reading lists
Box 1 Folder 34
Course DEA 445 handouts
Box 1 Folder 35
Course DEA 445 assignments, projects
1977, 1982
Box 1 Folder 36
Project with the Bonnie Prudden School
1983-1984
Box 1 Folder 37
Research proposals
1981-1982
Box 1 Folder 38
Description of design competitions
Undated
Box 1 Folder 39
Coal mining apparel
1976-1977
Armco Steel Corporation Student Design Program
Box 1 Folder 40
Firefighting apparel
1977
Armco Steel Corporation Student Design Program
Box 1 Folder 41
Tennessee energy competition
1982
Box 1 Folder 42
Rehabilitation sleep unit
1983
Creator: Laine, Dalyce
Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America Competition
Box 1 Folder 43
Description of the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (NFPCA) publication
Undated
Box 1 Folder 44
The Development of Two Protective Apparel Systems for Firefighting
1978-03-01
Creator: Watkins, Susan
Creator: Valla. Mary
Creator: Rosen, Laurie
Report submitted to the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration
Box 1 Folder 45
Description of course DEA 240
Undated
Box 1 Folder 46
Course DEA 240 handouts
1978-1984
Box 1 Folder 47
Course DEA 240 exams
1978-1984
Box 1 Folder 48
Course DEA 240 projects
1973-1980
Box 1 Folder 49
Course DEA 240 lecture, memo about course change
1983-1985
Box 1 Folder 50
Description of course DEA 146 (TXA 146)
Undated
Box 1 Folder 51
Course TXA 146 outlines, handouts
1986-1994
Box 1 Folder 52
Course TXA 146 exhibits, exams, articles
1988-1998
Box 1 Folder 53
Course TXA 146 final exams
1995
Box 1 Folder 54
Course TXA 146 winning questions
1987-1995
Box 1 Folder 55
Description of course readers and audiotape for course TXA 146
Undated
Box 1 Folder 56
Course TXA 146 readers
1990-1992
Box 1 Folder 57
Cassette tape of first lecture course TXA 146
tr-16021
1994-01
Box 1 Folder 58
Description of course TXA 446
Undated
Box 1 Folder 59
Course TXA 446 outlines, sample problems
1989-1993
Box 1 Folder 60
Course TXA 446 Association of College Professors of Textiles and Clothing competition
1989
Box 1 Folder 61
Course TXA 446 Envirogear projects
1994
Box 2 Folder 1
Course TXA446 IBM project
1989-1990
Includes slides and photos
Box 2 Folder 2
Course TXA 446 Moonbase project
1990-1991
Includes slides and contact sheets
Box 2 Folder 3
Description of the Olympic Projects
Undated
Box 2 Folder 4
Olympic design project - women's karate uniform
1991
Creator: Sokolowski, Susan
Creator: United States Olympic Committee
Box 2 Folder 5
Olympic design project - ice hockey protective clothing
1992
Creator: Boorady, Lynn
Creator: Merck, Eileen
Creator: United States Olympic Committee
Includes slides and articles
Box 2 Folder 6
Olympic design project - gloves for special olympics wheelchair racers
1992
Creator: Friedman, Mara
Creator: Sanderell, Maggie
Creator: United States Olympic Committee
Includes slides
Box 2 Folder 7
Olympic design project - protective gloves for women field hockey players
1994
Creator: Freidman, Wendy
Creator: United States Olympic Committee
Includes slides
Box 2 Folder 8
Olympic design project - forefoot inclination device for use in court shoes
1996
Creator: Demarest, Nathan
Creator: United States Olympic Committee
Box 2 Folder 9
Olympic design project - bobsled protective clothing class project
1997
Creator: United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation
Includes photos and fabric samples
Box 2 Folder 10
Description of course TXA 438
Undated
Box 2 Folder 11
Course TXA 438 outline, handouts notes
1987
Box 2 Folder 12
Harley Davidson project
1987
Box 2 Folder 13
Course TXA 438 outline, assignments,handouts, notes
1988
Box 2 Folder 14
Thorncroft project
1987
Box 2 Folder 15
Description of course TXA 246
Undated
Box 2 Folder 16
Course TXA 246 outlines, notes, exercises, assignments
Spring
Box 2 Folder 17
Course TXA 246 course statement, assignments problems, reader
1996-1997
Box 2 Folder 18
Description of graduate studies in apparel design
Undated
Box 2 Folder 19
Graduate studies brochure, memo
1989-1995
Box 2 Folder 20
Course TXA 635 letter, notices, course material
1990-1995
Box 2 Folder 21
Lenora (Lee) Langan article and letter
1983-1987
Creator: Langan, Lenora
Box 2 Folder 22
1987-1990
Box 2 Folder 23
Articles pertaining to Langan's thesis that mens' collars being too tight affects vision
1987-1988
Box 2 Folder 24
Correspondence from readers pertaining to Langan's thesis
1987-1990
Box 2 Folder 25
Letters from professors regarding statistics used in Langan's thesis
1987-1990
Box 2 Folder 26
Proposal for a MPS program in apparel design
1982
Box 2 Folder 27
Recruitment of undergraduate students
Undated
Box 2 Folder 28
Student recruitment plans, flyers, script for slide show, notes
1987-1996
Box 2 Folder 29
Alumni articles, profiles, letters
1983-2007
Box 2 Folder 30
Curriculum development memos, articles, notes, reports
1972-1996
Box 2 Folder 31
Cooperative extension text
Undated
Box 2 Folder 32
Clothes for kids report and transcripts of show
1971
Creator: Roland, Cecelia
Box 2 Folder 33
Actionware bulletins, scripts, brochures
1984-1986
Box 2 Folder 34
Sports equipment pamphlets, script
1988
Box 2 Folder 35
Pesticide protection proposal, report, agenda
1988-1990
Box 2 Folder 36
Speeches on the intro to functional clothing
Box 2 Folder 37
Speech on teaching functional clothing
1985
Box 2 Folder 38
Speeches on keeping warm in winter cities
1986
Box 2 Folder 39
Speech on the process of design
1990
Given at the annual meeting of the Association of College Professor of Textiles and Clothing
Box 2 Folder 40
Speech on designing movement into protective apparel
1992
Given at the Industrial Fabrics Association International Conference
Box 2 Folder 41
Speech on functional clothing design
1995-1999
Given at the Hospital for Special Surgery
Box 2 Folder 42
Speeches given at wheelchair seminars
1991, 2008
Includes programs, handouts, fabric samples
Box 2 Folder 43
Speech on the function of creativity
1999
Box 2 Folder 44
Speech on clothing, the portable environment
2000
Given at Motorola
Box 2 Folder 45
List of publications
Undated
Box 2 Folder 46
Publications
1974-1984
Creator: Watkins, Susan
Box 2 Folder 47
Publications
1986-2016
Creator: Watkins, Susan
Box 2 Folder 48
List of encyclopedia entries
Undated
Box 2 Folder 49
Encyclopedia entries
2003-2004
Creator: Watkins, Susan
Box 2 Folder 50
Sabbaticals
1985
Box 2 Folder 51
Instructor's manual "Teaching Functional Apparel Design"
2016
Box 2 Folder 52
Vita and honors
1999-2016
Box 2 Folder 53
Personal statements
1976-1997