Professor & Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1981
Quinn Hall, Room 303
Linda chaired the TMD Department from 1989-2001, and in 2004 took up the reins once
more. She directs the department's Graduate Program. She regularly teaches TMD 240
(Development of 20th Century Fashion) and TMD 510 (Research Methods).
The Senior Seminar, TMD 402, is another course she often teaches as well as TMD
103 (Textile Products).
She received URI's annual award for research excellence in 2005. Her research interests include European folk dress, Rhode Island quilts and New England archaeological textiles. She has contributed
to and edited the book Down by the Old Mill Stream:
Quilts in Rhode Island (with Margaret Ordoñez). She is
Editor-in-Chief of Dress, the Journal of the Costume Society of
America and serves on the Board of the Rhode Island Committee for the
Humanities. In 2002, she was named Distinguished Scholar by the International
Textile and Apparel Association, and in 2004 the Costume Society of America
honored her as a CSA Fellow. The University of Minnesota's College of Human
Ecology gave her a Legacy Society Award in 2005.
P. and . Welters. Fashioning
America. Westport, CT (under contract for 2008 delivery).
L. â€śThe Fashion of Sustainability.â€ť In Sustainable Fashion, Why Now?
ed. by Janet Hethorn and Connie Ulasewicz. New York: Fairchild, 2008.
L. and A. Lillethun, eds. A
Fashion Reader. Oxford: Berg, 2007.
L. â€śSight and Sound in Greek Village Dress.â€ť In Dress Sense:
Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes, ed. by D. C.
Johnson and H. B. Foster. Oxford: Berg. 2007: 7-15.
Linda and Patricia Cunningham, eds. Twentieth-Century
American Fashion. Oxford, UK:
Berg Publishers, 2005.
Linda. "Folk Dress, E. Europe,"
Folk Dress, W. Europe," and "Folklore
Look." In Encyclopedia of
Clothing and Fashion, vol. 2. Edited by Valerie Steele (New
Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005): 93-104.
Margaret and Linda Welters. "Textiles and Leather in Southeastern
New England Archaeological Sites." New York
State Museum Bulletin 500 (2004): 169-84.
Linda and Margaret Ordoñez. "Blue Roots and Fuzzy Dirt: Archaeological
Textiles from Native American Burials." New York State Museum Bulletin 500 (2004): 185-96.
Linda. Review of The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional
Tamara K. Hareven. In Journal of
Family and Economic Issues Vol. 24:3 (2003): 321-23.
Linda. "The Rhode Island
Quilt Documentation Project" (Award Winner Spotlight).
History News 57, No. 4
(Autumn 2002): 28-29.
Linda. "Fashion." In New England,
Vol. 1 of American Regional Cultures. (Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press
Linda, and Ordoñez, Margaret. "Blue Roots and Fuzzy
Dirt: Archaeological Textiles from New England Burials." New York
State Museum Bulletin (forthcoming).
- M. OrdoĂ±ez and L. Welters. "Textiles and Leather in
Southeastern New England Archaeological Sites." New York State
Museum Bulletin (forthcoming).
- Smucker, Jannaken, Crews, Patricia, and
Welters, Linda. Amish Crib
Quilts From the Midwest: The Sara Miller Collection. Intercourse, Pa:
Good Books, 2003.
- Welters, Linda and OrdoĂ±ez,
Margaret. "Early Calico Printing in
Rhode Island." Uncovering 22, 2001, 65-86.
- Welters, Linda. "Early Power Loom Fabrics in Rhode
Island Quilts." The Chronicle of the Early American Industries
Association, vol. 54, no. 2 (June 2001): 67-74.
- Welters, Linda. "Dress." In Encyclopedia of
Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, vol. 1, ed. by Graham Speake (London:
Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000) 516-19.
- Welters, Linda. "Textiles." In Encyclopedia of
Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, vol. 2, ed. by Graham Speake (London:
Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000) 1607-09.
- Welters, Linda, ed. Folk
Dress in Europe and Anatolia: Beliefs About Protection and
Fertility, New York and Oxford: Berg,