Charity Calvin

Ph.D. Student

Phone: 931-434-1759

Email: calvincs@iastate.edu

Education:

  • University of Georgia, Masters of Sciences, Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors. Concentration in Historic and Cultural Dress and Textiles May 2015
  • Lipscomb University, Bachelor of Science, Family and Consumer Sciences, Double Concentration in Textiles and Apparel and fashion Merchandising, December 2009

Research Interests:

  • History of maternity clothing, mid-twentieth century of women’s dress, history of sewing patterns and home sewing

Industry Experience:

  • Historic Clothing and Textile Collection at University of Georgia, cataloguing and photographing the items in the collection
  • Dressmaking, specializing in 1860s reproduction garments

Honors and Awards:

  • Co-Valedictorian, Lipscomb University
  • Summa Cum laude, Lipscomb University
  • Edith L. Wright Award of Excellence for academic achievement, leadership, character, and service to the university and community, Lipscomb University
  • Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society

Publications:

  • Everett, C. (in press). “Men’s Dress, Confederate Civilian.” In ed. Lisa Tendrich Frank, The World of the Civil War: A Daily Life Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: Greenwood.
  • Calvin, C. (in press). “Maternity Clothing, 1945-1960.” In ed. Jose Blanco F., Patricia Hunt-Hurst, Heather Vaughan Lee, and Mary Doering, Clothing and Fashion in American History: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
  • Calvin, C. (in press). “Shaker Dress, 1820-1859.” In ed. Jose Blanco F., Patricia Hunt-Hurst, Heather Vaughan Lee, and Mary Doering, Clothing and Fashion in American History: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
  • Calvin, C. (in press). “Civil War Uniforms.” In ed. Jose Blanco F., Patricia Hunt-Hurst, Heather Vaughan Lee, and Mary Doering, Clothing and Fashion in American History: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
  • Calvin, C. (in press). “Color in Clothing 1820-1859.” In ed. Jose Blanco F., Patricia Hunt-Hurst, Heather Vaughan Lee, and Mary Doering, Clothing and Fashion in American History: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
  • Calvin, C. (in press). “Summer Dress, 1860-1899.” In ed. Jose Blanco F., Patricia Hunt-Hurst, Heather Vaughan Lee, and Mary Doering, Clothing and Fashion in American History: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO

Professional Affiliations:

  • 2014-present, Costume Society of America
  • 2015-present, International Textile and Apparel Association

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Sewing
  • Collecting vintage sewing patterns and vintage clothing