Carma de Jong Anderson
Carma de Jong Anderson is the daughter of esteemed Gerrit de Jong, Jr., who is largely credited with founding the College of Fine Arts and Communications. While studying at BYU, Carma met and married her husband Richard Lloyd Anderson. Richard wrote the basis for the LDS Church's "Systematic Program for Teaching the Gospel" for teaching non-members the gospel. It has converted countless individuals through the years.
Carma graduated from BYU in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in Art and Design and in 1992 with a doctorate degree in Theatre and Film. She has worked for the Church's Historical Department and Museum of Church History and Art and taught an early Mormon clothing class for nine years at BYU. She also wrote a book The Cultural Arts of Nauvoo. She currently works as a writer and editor for the Costume Institute of Utah.
In June 2011, Carma received an award by the Mormon History Association recognizing her LDS employment to design and produce hand-sewn clothing and all household or business textiles for more than 20 historic sites of the LDS Church throughout the country. Her work and designs are often considered pieces of art and are always done with meticulous effort.