Martha Van Rensselaer in Belgium

Blog post by Eileen Keating. In 1923, at the age of 58, Martha Van Rensselaer was selected by the National League of Women Voters as one of America’s twelve most influential women.  This honor was in recognition of her twenty-three years of pioneering work at Cornell in the new field of home economics.  Home economics […]

The Cornell Fashion Collective & The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection: An Ongoing History

Blog post by Katie Williams ’20 From folding tables taped together to make a runway to a professional production and staged show, the Cornell Fashion Collective has transformed over the past 34 years. The Cornell Fashion Collective, formerly the Cornell Design League, is a student-run organization that was founded to provide members of the Cornell […]