College of Business-Design Collection

Elaine L. Pedersen, Collection Curator/Manager

The College of Business, Design Program houses a collection of historic Western and non-Western textiles and clothing. The collection consists of Euro-American clothing and accessories that span the 19th and 20th centuries. The non-Western artifacts include textiles and objects largely from the 16th through 20th centuries but including objects from Coptic Egypt and pre-Columbian Peru. The collection, with display cases on the 2nd floor of Milam Hall, supports the outreach missions of the College of Business Design Programs by providing an educational resource and creative inspiration for students, researchers, and the general public. Additional information is available by contacting Elaine L. Pedersen (Collection Manager) at or Dawn L. Figueroa (Collection Assistant) at, or visiting the collection on the website at: