Linda Carlson Faculty, Design and Merchandising, 1988 - 2011
Linda L. Carlson was a faculty member in Design and Merchandising and the curator for the costume and textiles collection, now the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, for 23 years. Linda was instrumental in making the Avenir Museum a reality. She helped to grow the museum collection from 6,000 objects to more than 13,000 items, and led the move from a small space in the Gifford Building to a prominent space in the University Center for the Arts.
2015 Legacies Honorees Compilation Video
Linda Carlson was part of a compilation video featuring her story, along with Legacies Honorees Marie Macy, Grant Sherwood, and Janell Prussman.
Watch Linda Carlson’s personal video and hear her stories and memories.
Honoring Linda's Legacy Linda Carlson
Message for Linda Carlson
“I returned to CSU to attend Historic Textile classes with my mother who was finishing her degree. I had previously taken these classes, but decided to retake them with my mom. Linda was the instructor and we had a great time! My parents lived in Boulder at the time and I lived in Longmont. They would pick me up and we would drive to Fort Collins for two semesters so my mom could attend these classes. One of my most memorable parts of this time was Linda letting my dad read in her office while my mom and I were in class or doing labs. We appreciated this so he didn’t have to sit in the car for hours. Thank you! We really enjoyed getting to know Linda and learning from her extensive knowledge. She was my favorite instructor!”
Linda Tveten (Apparel and Merchandising,’92)