Extension Family and Community Health Program Records, 1956-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Extension Family and Community Health Program.
Title
Extension Family and Community Health Program Records
Dates
1956-2012 (inclusive)
1968-2001 (bulk)
Quantity
10.8 cubic feet, including 4847 photographs, 33 videotapes, 24 audiocassettes, 9 DVDs, and 8 CDs, (13 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
Collection Number
RG 252
Summary
The Extension Family and Community Health Program Records document educational programs developed and offered by Oregon State Extension faculty for Oregonians. The bulk of the collection consists of slide presentations, workshop leader guides and participant handouts, newsletters and other publications, and video productions on food buying, food preservation, meal preparation, and nutrition. Family and Community Health is a program of the Oregon State University Extension Service within the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Additional Reference Guides

Preliminary container list available online.

Languages
English, Spanish


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Extension Family and Community Health Program develops educational workshops and programs for Oregonians to promote healthy communities, healthy families, and healthy individuals. These activities address food preservation and storage, food safety, and healthy eating; parenting, family finances, gerontology, and healthy aging; and food security, emergency preparedness, and rural leadership. Family and Community Health is a program of the Oregon State University Extension Service within the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. The Program was formerly known as Family and Community Development. Many of these issues and topics have been addressed by the Extension Service in Oregon, since its establishment in 1911.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Extension Family and Community Health Program Records document the educational programs developed and offered by Oregon State Extension faculty and include materials created and assembled by the Program, such as slide/tape presentations with accompanying scripts or user guides, workshop leader guides and participant handouts, newsletters and other publications, and video productions. The collection includes correspondence and subject files, annual reports, county program files, and related materials. The bulk of the materials were generated or assembled by Carolyn Raab, Judith Forest, and Velma Seat, who served as Extension Food and Nutrition Specialists, and document educational programming on food buying, food preservation, meal preparation, and nutrition. Annual reports prepared by Judith Forest, Ruth Klippstein, and Marie Tribble are part of the records. Monthly narrative reports by Bill Broderick and Carol Michael-Bennett in the Morrow County Extension Office are also included. Records of the Oregon Association for Family and Community Education are part of the collection. These include Council meeting minutes and materials, handbooks and newsletters.

The photographs include color slides that are part of assembled slide/tape and slide presentations, mounted images for display, prints affixed to album pages, loose prints, and film negatives. The collection includes more than 4800 photographic items, the bulk of which (approximately 3400) are color slides. Color and b/w prints (approximately 800) and negatives (approximately 650) comprise the remainder. The images depict educational programs on cooking and nutrition, award ceremonies, youth camps and fieldtrips, and table-top displays developed by Extension Family and Community Health faculty and staff. Images of Extension training events, recognition of volunteers, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) are also included. Many of the color slides are part of 54 slide presentations on nutrition, food shopping, meal planning, diets, and food preparation.

Audiovisual materials include VHS videotapes (33), DVDs (9) and sound recordings (17 audiocassettes and 1 CD). The videotapes include recordings of food safety teleconferences as well as video productions by the Extension Service on food preservation techniques, nutrition, and biotechnology. The DVDs contain footage of focus group research on fruit and vegetable consumption, exercises for prevention of osteoporosis, Food Hero nutrition consultations, and a guide on feeding children for teen parents. The sound recordings include public service announcements, food safety presentations, the audio portion of slide/tape presentations, and songs about the value of eating breakfast. The compact discs include nutrition education programs; records of Extension program planning and evaluation; and recipe cards in Spanish.

Of special note in the collection is a kit for preparing maraschino cherries that includes detailed instructions as well small amounts of the ingredients used to prepare the cherries.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Extension Family and Community Health Program Records (RG 252), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cooking--Oregon.
  • Finance, Personal--Oregon.
  • Food relief--Oregon.
  • Food security--Oregon.
  • Food--Oregon--Safety measures.
  • Food--Preservation--Oregon.
  • Grocery shopping--Oregon.
  • Home economics extension work--Oregon.
  • Home economics--Accounting.
  • Maraschino cherries--Oregon.
  • Nutrition extension work--Oregon.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Audiocassettes.
  • Compact discs.
  • DVDs.
  • Film negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Slides.
  • Videotapes.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Forest, Judith. (creator)
    • Klippstein, Ruth. (creator)
    • Raab, Carolyn A. (creator)
    • Seat, Velma. (creator)
    • Tribble, Marie. (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service. (creator)
    • Oregon State University. College of Public Health and Human Sciences. (creator)
    • Oregon State University. Extension Service. (creator)