Nesbitt College of Design Arts records

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Selected digitized materials from the Nesbitt College of Design Arts records held by Drexel University Archives. Nesbitt College of Design Arts has also been known as the Department of Domestic Economy (1891-1894), Departments of Domestic Science and Arts (1895-1914), School of Domestic Science and Arts (1914-1922), Schoolof Home Economics (1922-1945), College of Home Economics (1945-1974), Nesbitt College of Design, Nutrition, Human Behavior, and Home Economics (1974-1985), Nesbitt College of Design Arts (1985-1998), College of Design Arts (1998-2005), and eventually, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design (2005-present). The college originated with courses of study specifically intended for the education of women, such as cookery and dressmaking and expanded to include courses in domestic science, home economics, dietetics, and child care. Through the years, the college further broadened its coverage to offer courses in many areas of design, applied arts, architecture and the performing arts.

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