This website was created by Kathryn Hodge and Carley Walton, students at Truman State University. This project was created as part of the Fashion and Identity in Modern America Course offered by COPLAC Digital.

We are exploring changes in dress over time at Truman, and how that reflects larger societal ideas about gender in an academic context. Truman has never had a dress code, but there have been informal expectations for how students should present themselves. Our chronology spans from 1950-1989.

We would like to thank Dr. Heidi Cook, Dr. Sarah Orel, Shirley Hogan, Sharon Husmann, Kim McFarland, and Lisa Buckley for speaking with us about their experiences at Truman. They all provided us with invaluable information, for which we are incredibly thankful.