Home Economics Club records
04.HEC

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Home Economics Club records
ID
04.HEC
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1926-1952
Date [inclusive]
1926-1983
Extent
3.4 Linear feet 3 record center cartons, 1 archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The Home Economics Club was founded at Michigan State Normal College in 1926 as a supplement to the Home Economics Department. It also participated in the larger Michigan Home Economics Association, and often attended Association events around the state. Other club activities included social events and lectures. The Home Economics Club records contain items from the Home Economics Club at Michigan State Normal School and Eastern Michigan University. Items included in this collection are invitations, newsletters, photographs, Treasurer's reports, silver serving pieces, and newspaper clippings. The  Home Economics Club records are divided into three series,  Administration and Activities,  Clippings, and  Members and Alumna. All materials have been arranged chronologically and are dated from 1926 through 1983.

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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Administrative History

The purpose of the Home Economics Club at Michigan State Normal College, founded in 1926 was "to always be at the service of their friends, club, department, home, and community. Their aim was to strive onward and upward toward the higher ideals of culture and higher standards of living through their influence upon the lives and the homes of other people," (taken from a Home Economics Club brochure, found in the "Administration and Activities" series of this collection. The Home Economics Club had many social activities during the school year, including dinners, dances, and lectures on good house-keeping.

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Scope and Contents

The Home Economics Club records contain items from the Home Economics Club at Michigan State Normal School and Eastern Michigan University. Items included in this collection are invitations, newsletters, photographs, Treasurer's reports, silver serving pieces, and newspaper clippings.

The Home Economics Club records are divided into three series,  Administration and Activities,  Clippings, and  Members and Alumna. All materials have been arranged chronologically and are dated from 1926 through 1983.

The Administration and Activities series includes event materials, programs, the Michigan Home Economics newsletters, and two subseries : Treasurer's Notebooks, which include bound administration notes maintained by the respective treasurer's (meeting dates, attendance, and minutes, dues, membership lists), and Silver setting pieces, which is composed of three record center cartons containing 16 silver pieces, many of which were presented to the club by membership classes and have been engraved.

The Clippings series includes newspaper clippings from 1930 to 1974. Some of these clippings had been previously scrapbooked by the club, and have since been separated and are foldered chronologically.

The Members and Alumna series includes marriage and birth announcements, as well as correspondence from former members. Some of the announcements include relevant clippings and/or photographs that were included in the correspondence. It also includes two files of black and white photographs, many of which have dates and names written on the back. These photograph files include official club member class photographs.

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Arrangement of Materials

The Home Economics Club records are divided into three series,  Administration and Activities,  Clippings, and  Members and Alumna. All materials have been arranged chronologically and are dated from 1926 through 1983.

The Administration and Activities series includes event materials, programs, the Michigan Home Economics newsletters, and two subseries : Treasurer's Notebooks, which include bound administration notes maintained by the respective treasurer's (meeting dates, attendance, and minutes, dues, membership lists), and Silver setting pieces, which is composed of three record center cartons containing 16 silver pieces, many of which were presented to the club by membership classes and have been engraved.

The Clippings series includes newspaper clippings from 1930 to 1974. Some of these clippings had been previously scrapbooked by the club, and have since been separated and are foldered chronologically.

The Members and Alumna series includes marriage and birth announcements, as well as correspondence from former members. Some of the announcements include relevant clippings and/or photographs that were included in the correspondence. It also includes two files of black and white photographs, many of which have dates and names written on the back. These photograph files include official club member class photographs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 January 12

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

  2012 February 10

Conditions Governing Access note

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Home economics
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Undergraduate

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Collection Inventory

Administration and Activities 1924-1983 

Scope and Contents

This box contains items such as invitations, photographs, and newspaper clippings from the Home Economics Club.

 1934-1936 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307023994040)   1 1

 1936-1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 2

 1938-1940 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 3

 1940-1944 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 4

 1944-1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 5

 1950-1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 6

Programs 1926-1933 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307023994040)   1 7

Michigan Home Economics newsletters 1947-1954 

Box
1
Folder
8

Treasurer's notebooks 1924-1941 

Scope and Contents

There are programs for the years 1926-1927, 1927-1928, 1929-1930, 1930-1931, and an undated program.

 1924-1928 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 9

 1937-1941 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 10

Silver setting pieces 

Box

Candelabra, classes of 1929-1940 1929-1940 

2

Coffe pot, spring term students of 1936 1936 

2

Coffee urn, presented by classes of 1864-1865 to Professor Ira Goodison 1864-1865 

2

Butter dish with lid, spring term students of 1959 1959 

2

Sugar bowl Undated 

2

Susan Speachley Cook tea pot 1840 

3

June R. Doggett cream pitcher 1936 

3

June R. Doggett sugar bowl 1939 

3

June R. Doggett candy bowl 1939 

3

June R. Doggett coffee pot 1939 

3

June R. Doggett tea pot 1939 

3

June R. Doggett water pitcher 1939 

3

Water pitcher, second semster class of 1940 1940 

4

Coffee pot 1951 

4

Tea pot Undated 

4

Small tray, spring term students of 1938 1938 

4

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Clippings 1930-1974 

 1930-1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 11

 1940-1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 12

 1950-1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 13

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Members and Alumna 1926-1985 

Marriage and Birth Announcements 1929-1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023994040)   1 14-15

Photographs 1930-1950  (Bulk, 1933-1942)


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023994040)   1 16-17

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