Susan Curtis

Ph.D. Student



  • M.A., Museum Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a minor in Textiles, Clothing, and Design
  • B.S., Social Work, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Research Interests:

  • Early twentieth-century costume and women’s social roles
  • Needlework traditions
  • Quilt history

Industry Experience:

  • Collections Manager, Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection, North Dakota State University
  • Adjunct Faculty in the Department of History, North Dakota State University

Honors and Awards:

  • Staff Distinguished Achievement Award and College of Human Development and Education, North Dakota State University - 2016


  • Buss, J.B. & Curtis, S.K. (2003). Rococo revival furniture in the Kruger Collection: Celebrating Victorian technology. In.Form: The Journal of Architecture, Design and Material Culture, 3, 6-11.
  • Curtis, S.K. (2001). Blessed be God for flowers: Nineteenth-century quilt design. In Crews, P.C. (Ed.) A Flowering of Quilts. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, pp. 11-23.

Professional Affiliations

  • Costume Society of America
  • Textile Society of America
  • American Quilt Study Group
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists

Extracurricular Activities

  • Hand embroidery
  • Gardening
  • Cooking