NY State College of Agriculture
Education of Women
To the Farmer’s Wife
Letter to M. Van Rensselaer
Staff of Farmers’ Institute
Home Economics Department
Lesson for the Farm Home
Commission on Country Life
THE EDUCATION OF WOMEN
My attitude, therefore, is that home-making subjects are just as essential a part of a college of agriculture as any other subject whatever, and that we cannot expect to make much progress in the redirecting of country life until these subjects are as well developed as the technical agricultural subjects.
In 1908 the newly formed Commission on Country Life, chaired by Liberty Hyde Bailey, visited the College of Agriculture. Bailey wrote to Martha Van Rensselaer to prepare her for the visit and to ensure that the Commission witnessed the work being done in the Department of Home Economics.
|This exhibition is made possible through a generous gift in memory of Lelah A. Cole.
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