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Charm School

In 1946, a six-week charm school in the College included a series of lectures on cosmetics, fashion budgeting, and proper fashions for college women. As shown above, a "Sense and Sensibility" fashion show accompanied a lecture given by Sarah Blanding, Dean of the College of Home Economics.


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  role in national emergencies?
  influence on consumer culture?
  students' self-definition?
  practice apartments?
  role in the university?
  change to Human Ecology?
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