Conference Records: "Rethinking Women And Home Economics In The Twentieth Century."

Collection Number: 23-2-2720

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


Conference records: "Rethinking Women and Home Economics in the Twentieth Century."
Collection Number:
New York State College of Human Ecology.
1.3 Cubic Feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, audiocassettes, publicity, lists, and other administrative records of the conference at Cornell University.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Correspondence, audiocassettes, publicity, lists, and other administrative records of the conference at Cornell University.
Collection material in English


Correspondence, audiocassettes, publicity, lists, and other administrative records of the conference at Cornell University.

New York State College of Human Ecology.

Home economics.
Women--Social conditions.


Cite As:
Conference records: "Rethinking Women and Home Economics in the Twentieth Century." #23-2-2720. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

Series I. Panelists/Attendees
Box 1 Folders 1-61
Series II. Arrangements/Publicity
Box 1 Folders 62-76
Box 2 Folders 1-17
Series III. Cassette Tapes
Box 2


Box 1 Folder 1
Allen, Ruth - Commentary and Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 2
Apple, Rina - University of Wisconsin - "Every Girl a Mother Home Economics and the Ideology of Motherhood, 1890-1950"
Box 1 Folder 3
Babbitt, Kathleen - SUNY Binghamton - "Alphabet Soup and Depression-Era Subsistence: NYS Extension and the New Deal Agencies of the 1930s"
Box 1 Folder 4
Bates, Mercedes - Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 5
Belesco, Warren - University of Maryland, Baltimore County - "Home Economists vs. Alternative Foodways"
Box 1 Folder 6
Brumberg, J.J. - Vita and correspondence
Box 1 Folder 7
Bryant, Keith - Cornell University - Comments on Horowitz and Robinson Papers
Box 1 Folder 8
Cravens, Hamilton - Iowa State University - Correspondence and Vita
Box 1 Folder 9
Colman, Gould - Cornell University Archivist
Box 1 Folder 10
Conable, Charlotte W. - Resume and Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 11
Cowan, Ruth Schwartz - SUNY, Stony Brook (facilitator/respondent)
Box 1 Folder 12
Davis, Audrey - Curator, The National Museum of American History
Box 1 Folder 13
Dean Firebaugh correspondence
Box 1 Folder 14
DeVault, Eileen - ILR, Cornell University
Box 1 Folder 15
Dudden, Faye E. - Union College (facilitator/respondent)
Box 1 Folder 16
East, Marjorie - panelist - correspondence and resume
Box 1 Folder 17
Furness, Betty
Box 1 Folder 18
Geistfeld, Loren - Ohio State University - Vita
Box 1 Folder 19
Gentzler, Yvonne S. - Resume and correspondence
Box 1 Folder 20
Goldsmith, Elizabeth - Invited Scholar - Florida State University
Box 1 Folder 21
Goldstein, Carolyn - University of Delaware - "Part of the Package? : Home Economists in Industry in the Interwar Period"
Box 1 Folder 22
Grant, Julia - Boston - "Modernizing Motherhood: Modernizing Motherhood and the Parent Education Movement, 1915-1940"
Box 1 Folder 23
Haber, Barbara - Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College - "'You and Chocolate Cake': Betty Crocker's Message to Females in the 1950s" and recipes
Box 1 Folder 24
Harris, Carmen V. - Clemson University - "Grace Under Pressure: The Black Home Economics Agent in South Carolina, 1919-1967"
Box 1 Folder 25
Hopkins, Bernice
Box 1 Folder 26
Horowitz, Daniel - Smith College - "The Cultural Construction of Spending: American Household Budget Studies in the Early 20th Century"
Box 1 Folder 27
James, Rae Jean - Bio, correspondence, resume
Box 1 Folder 28
Kline, Ronald - Cornell University - "Agents of Modernity: Home Economics and Rural Electrification in the United States, 1925-1950"
Box 1 Folder 29
Knowles, Jane B. - University of Wisconsin - "Domestic Science and Rural Women in the Midwest, 1900-1920 Two Examples from the Land Grant University Community"
Box 1 Folder 30
Khodtedt, Sally Gregory - University of Minnesota (facilitator/respondent)
Box 1 Folder 31
Lane, Ann J. - University of Virginia (facilitator/respondent)
Box 1 Folder 32
Levenstein, Harvey - McMaster University - "Home Economists and Ethnic Food"
Box 1 Folder 33
Low, Florence (commentator) - Bio, correspondence, newspaper article
Box 1 Folder 34
Mapes, Martha - correspondence and vita
Box 1 Folder 35
McCray, Jacqueline - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff - Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 36
Meyer, Sibylle & Schulze, Eva - "Technology and Family: A Contribution to the Impact of Gender on Technological Development"
Box 1 Folder 37
Michel, Sonya - "A New Deal for Home Economics"
Box 1 Folder 38
Nerad, Maresi - University of California, Berkeley - "Gender and Status at the University of California at Berkeley: The Case of Home Economics 1918-1954"
Box 1 Folder 39
Newkirk, Gwendolyn - University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Box 1 Folder 40
Nyhart, Lynn - University of Wisconsin, Madison - "Home Economics in the American Hospital, 1900-1930"
Box 1 Folder 41
Past, Lois (Invited Scholar)
Box 1 Folder 42
Reed, Hazel - Bio, resume, correspondence
Box 1 Folder 43
Ricciuti, Henry - Commentator on Rima Apple's and Julia Grant's papers
Box 1 Folder 44
Robinson, Lisa - Michigan State University - "Safeguarded by your Refrigerator: Mary Engle Pennington and Industrial Home Economics"
Box 1 Folder 45
Ross, Alice - Hearth Studios - Vitae and brochure
Box 1 Folder 46
Rossiter, Margaret - "Men in Home Economics - A Contradiction in Terms?"
Box 1 Folder 47
Sicherman, Barbara - Trinity College (facilitator/respondent)
Box 1 Folder 48
Sklar, Kitty - SUNY Binghamton
Box 1 Folder 49
Smith, Ed - "Anna Bostford Comstock: Artist, Author, and Teacher"
Box 1 Folder 50
Stage, Sarah - UC Riverside - "'Home is not in the Kitchen' A New Look at Ellen Richards and the Home Economics Movement"
Box 1 Folder 51
St. Marie, Satening - JC Penny Forum
Box 1 Folder 52
Thomas, Genevieve W.
Box 1 Folder 53
Tomes, Nancy Jane - Vita
Box 1 Folder 54
Vincent, Alison - "Theoretic Studies of 'Philanthropic' Interests of Women Educators"
Box 1 Folder 55
Vincenti, Virginia (panelist/facilitator)
Box 1 Folder 56
Washington, Margaret - "Home Economics, Industrial Education and the Penn School Challenge, 1863-1930"
Box 1 Folder 57
Weber, Rose Marie - SUNY Albany - Vita and correspondence
Box 1 Folder 58
Weigly, Emma S.
Box 1 Folder 59
White, Suzanne - FDA - "'One Third Essence of Nothing': Home Economics as Consumer Advocates in the Cornell Bread Controversy, 1948-1950"
Box 1 Folder 60
Williams, E. Zabe - University of Wisconsin, Madison - "'Education for Living': The Definitions and Designs of the Lake Placid Conference on Home Economics, 1899-1908"
Box 1 Folder 61
Ziegler, Jerome M. - Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 62
Mailing lists
Box 1 Folder 63
Home economists - possible conference participants
Box 1 Folder 64
Attendance records and final list of participants
Box 1 Folder 65
Panel of Home Economists, speakers, commentators
Box 1 Folder 66
Returned contracts
Box 1 Folder 67
Request forms and memos regarding room reservations
Box 1 Folder 68
Box 1 Folder 69
Caterers - correspondence, menus
Box 1 Folder 70
Exhibit at Olin
Box 1 Folder 71
Home Economics in film - An evening of historical films by and about the profession - from the National Archives and others
Box 1 Folder 72
Information on the Statler and local motels
Box 1 Folder 73
Official file
Box 1 Folder 74
Box 1 Folder 75
Funding - National Endowment for the Humanities and Cornell University
Box 1 Folder 76
Names and Addresses of People requesting copies of papers/tapes
Box 1 Folder 77
New York Council for the Humanities - correspondence, funding, travel, Joan's final report
Box 2 Folder 1
Publicity - news releases, newspaper articles, mailings
Box 2 Folder 2
Correspondence regarding the Wolcott Letters
Box 2 Folder 3
Correspondence regarding the 65th anniversary of the College of Human Ecology
Box 2 Folder 4
Correspondence regarding possible material to be presented at conference
Box 2 Folder 5
Dean's office correspondence
Box 2 Folder 6
Correspondence with politicians
Box 2 Folder 7
General correspondence to Brumberg and Bergstrom
Box 2 Folder 8
Responses to invitations to the conference
Box 2 Folder 9
Responses from participants about the Conference
Box 2 Folder 10
Applications for interpretive research (Endowment for the Humanities) and grants (National Science Foundation)
Box 2 Folder 11
Conference coordinator
Box 2 Folder 12
External advisory group for conference
Box 2 Folder 13
Early home economics pamphlets
Box 2 Folder 14
"Pioneers in Home Economics" by Flora Rose, Home Economics Bibliography, and "The Beginnings of Child Development and Family Life Education in the 20th Century" Lawrence Frank, 1961
Box 2 Folder 15
Folder of information for the conference
Box 2 Folder 16
Blueprints for agenda for conference printed at Typographics
Box 2 Folder 17
Prints and copies of old photographs
Box 2
1st session of conference
Box 2
1991-10-05 Alumni Auditorium 1:20pm
Box 2
1991-10-05 Alumni Aud. 3:00pm
Box 2
1991-10-05 Alumni Aud. 4:45pm
Box 2
Intro by Eileen DeVault,
Lynn Nyhart: "Home Economists in the Hospital, 1900-1930,"
Carolyn Goldstein: "Part of the Package: Home Economists in Industry During the Interwar Period," Lois Post: commentary - what is was like to be Betty Crocker
Box 2
Intro by SG Khohlstedt,
Sarah Stage on Ellen Swallow Richards and the Lake Placid conferences,
Nancy Tomes "Spreading the Germ Theory"
Box 2
Intro by Margaret Washington,
Rose Marie Weber: "Starved for Something to Read: Literacy in the Cornell Reading Course for Farmers' Wives,"
Cramen Harris: "Grace Under Pressure: The African-American Home Economics Agent in South Carolina, 1919-1965,"
comment by Florence Low on papers and on black home economics agents in Texas in the 1930s, during WWII and during integration
Box 2
Intro by Ann Lane,
Rima Apple: "Every Girl a Mother: Home Economics and the Ideology of Motherhood, 1890-1950,"
Julia Grant: "Modernizing Mothers: Home Economics and the Parent Eduction Movement,"
Comments: Henry Ricciuti and Lane
Box 2