Department of Household Economics and Management Records,1900-1981

Collection Number: 23-18-1789

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Department of Household Economics and Management records; 1900-1981.
Collection Number:
23-18-1789
Creator:
New York State College of Home Economics. Department of Household Economics and Management.
Quantity:
2.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, bulletins, photographs, manuscripts, dissertation abstracts, and other documents.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

From its founding until 1969, the department was known as Household Economics and Management; from 1969 to 1977, it was called Consumer Economics and Public Policy; since 1977, it has been the Dept. of Consumer Economics and Housing.
The New York State College of Home Economics is now the New York State College of Human Ecology.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes department correspondence, 1928-1960, primarily letters of Helen Canon; also correspondence of Jean Warren, Edna Van Horn, Dorothy Dickens, Hazel Kyrk, Day Monroe, the Family Economics Division and Family Economics-Home Management Division of the American Home Economics Association. Issues of School of Living Bulletins, 1938-1942; and photographs and other material concerning Mabel Rollins, Lucille Williamson and Jean Warren. Also, thirty-five home account study records from a New York State study conducted by Sally Manning, 1957-1958; 4 volume mss. history "Development of the Department of Economics of the Household and Household Management as Recorded in Documents," 1900-1953; 2 volumes "Schedule Forms," 1929-1960; and 2 volumes of abstracts of Ph.D. theses, Dept. of Household Economics and Management, 1938-1966.
SUBJECTS

Names:
New York State College of Home Economics. Department of Household Economics and Management.
Canon, Helen, b. 1888.
Dickins, Dorothy.
Kyrk, Hazel, 1886-1957.
Manning, Sally.
Monroe, Day, b. 1888.
Rollins, Mabel.
Van Horn, Edna.
Warren, Jean.
Williamson, Lucille.
American Home Economics Association. Family Economics Division.
American Home Economics Association. Family Economics-Home Management Division.

Titles:
School of living.

Subjects:
Domestic education.
Home economics--Study and teaching.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Department of Household Economics and Management records, #23-18-1789. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

The film Within Your Reach from this collection has been digitized and can be found on Cornell's Library Media Space website along with other Home Economics and related films.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 1
Course Material
1943 - 1953
Box 1 Folder 2
History of Household Economics and Management
1960s
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence - Acquiring Old Account Books
1927 - 1934
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence - Acquiring Old Account Books
1927
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence - Acquiring Old Account Books
1927 - 1940
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence - Dorothy Dickens
1945 - 1946
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence - Jean Warren
1953 - 1958
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence - Edna Van Horn
1944
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence - Helen Canon
1928 - 1941
Box 1 Folder 10 - 11
Helen Canon's Budget and Accounting Information
1910 - 1934
Box 1 Folder 12
Photo, Holiday Cards; Newspaper Clipping and Letter
1923; 1981
Box 1 Folder 13
School of Living - Suffern, New York
1929 - 1941
Box 1 Folder 14
Copies of "School of Living" Bulletins
1938 - 1942
Box 1 Folder 16
Laundry Product - Biz
1967
Box 1 Folder 15
Audiocassette - HEM Reunion - with Walker, Rollins, Warren, Stewart, Deacon, Knoll
1981
Box 1
School of Living Bulletins and Newsletter
1938-1942
Box 1
Photographs and material concerning Mabel Rollins, Lucille Williamson, and Jean Warren
1981
Box 1
Ralph Borsodi, Flight from the City, The Distribution Age, This Ugly Civilization, Inflation is Coming.
Box 2
History of the development of the department as recorded in documents.
1900-1953
Box 2
Forms: Schedule Forms
1929-1960
Box 2
Abstracts of dissertations
1900-1966, 1938-1953, 1954-1966
Box 3
Home account books (35 items)
1957-1958
Box 4 F-821
Within Your Reach film (Use DVD-1005 in the same box.)
Made in the 1930s, this short film shows the impact of improper kitchen storage on the body and how to design better, more ergonomic storage for the home.
Produced by the Dept. of Economics of the Household and Household Management Extension Specialists
Box 4 DVD-1005
Within Your Reach