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College of Human Ecology

Cornell University


The organization of the exhibition From Domesticity to Modernity: What was Home Economics? was a collaborative effort between the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections and the Human Development 455 course Archival Research: Exploring the History of Home Economics. The students did extensive hands-on research in the university archives, investigating the intellectual history of home economics. Their reports and recommendations on visual materials were instrumental in generating this exhibition and Web site.

Students from Human Development 455:

Robin Abraham Leigh McMullan
Iveta Brigis Julie Monaghan
Katherine Connery Chris Payne
Virginia Fritchey Jennifer Sheff
Keren Lerner Ellan Spero
Alison Louie Jennifer Valla
Shayna Lustig  

Exhibit curator: Eileen Keating

Exhibit historian: Joan Jacobs Brumberg

Web designer: Jennifer Conklin.

Special assistance was provided by:

Elaine Engst the staff of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cheryl Beredo
Suzy Szasz Palmer Judith Burns and Claudia Wheatley of the Office of Publications Services
Amy Lee Bennett
Jan Jennings Nicola Kountoupes of University Photography
Lynne Byall Benson
Margaret Nichols the Library Department of Preservation and Conservation
Lorna Knight
Katherine Reagan David Jones of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections

With special thanks to Carol Anderson, Jennie Farley, Charlotte Jirousek and Henry Ricciuti.

For more information, contact:
Department of Rare and Manuscript Collections

This exhibition and Web site have been made possible by the generous support of the New York State College of Human Ecology, the College of Human Ecology Alumni Association, and the Arnold '44 and Gloria Tofias Fund.




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