Department of Home Economics records
05.HE

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Department of Home Economics records
ID
05.HE
Date [inclusive]
1912-1979
Extent
1.4 Linear feet 1 archive box, 1 flat box
Language
English
Abstract
The Department of Home Economics was initially founded as the Manual Training program at the Michigan State Normal College in 1903 and taught classes in cooking, sewing, millinery, sanitation, and decoration. In 1919, the name of the department changed to Home Economics and in cooperation with the Fine Arts Department provided courses in Home Economic Design, Costume Design, and Home Decoration. The collection includes a history of department compiled for the 75th anniversary, clippings and press releases, pamphlets and fliers, program and curriculum materials and proposals for home economic and dietetic programs. There is little in the collection from the earliest years of the department.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Historical Note

The Department of Home Economics was initially founded as the Manual Training program at the Michigan State Normal College in 1903. The Department was originally located in Welch Hall with courses being taught in cooking, sewing, millinery, sanitation, and decoration. In 1911, the department name was changed from Domestic Science to Household Arts and two three year programs were offered, Food and Cookery and Clothing and Textiles. In 1919, the name of the department changed to Home Economics and in cooperation with the Fine Arts Department provided courses in Home Economic Design, Costume Design, and Home Decoration.

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Scope and Contents note

The Department of Home Economics collection includes a history of department compiled for the 75th anniversary, clippings and press releases, pamphlets and fliers, a classroom outline written by a professor at Michigan State Normal College, program and curriculum materials and proposals for home economic and dietetic programs. There is little in the collection from the earliest years of the department.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2011 November 14

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-2673
lib_archives@emich.edu

Revision Description

  2014 May 5

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Home economics
  • Nutrition

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

75th Anniversary History of the Home Economics Department 1978 

1 1

Annual Report 1973-1974 

1 2

Clippings and Press Releases 

1 3

Pamphlets and Departmental Fliers 

1 4

Program and Curriculum Materials 

1 5

Competency Based Consumer Education in Home Economics : Instructional Sets 1976 

1 6-7

A proposal for a coordinated undergraduate program in general dietetics. 1974 

1 8-10
Box Volume

Outline: Twenty-Four Weeks Freshmen Cookery by Edith Blackman 1912 

2 1