Home Economics Club Records, 1937-1974  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Home Economics Club.
Title
Home Economics Club Records
Dates
1937-1974 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.10 cubic feet, including 4 photographic prints, (4 boxes including 1 oversize box)
Collection Number
MSS HomeEcClub
Summary
The Home Economics Club Records document the activities and operations of the Oregon State University (OSU) Home Economics Club. The records are comprised of constitutions, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, materials from state and national organizations, and scrapbooks.
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

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Margaret Snell Club was established at Oregon Agricultural College in about 1910 for students in domestic science and arts and became the Home Economics Club several years later. The organization sponsored events including the Spring Honors Luncheon and participated in various activities to promote home economics. Beginning in the 1920s, the organization funded an International Friendship Scholarship for a foreign graduate student to attend Oregon State for one year. During the 1960s and 1970s, the club was also known as the Oregon State Chapter of the American Home Economics Association and the College Chapter of the Oregon Home Economics Association.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Home Economics Club Records document the activities of the Oregon State University Home Economics Club. The collection is comprised of administrative documents such as meeting minutes, financial records, constitutions, newsletters, and officers' records. The majority of this content relates to the planning and execution of club events including the annual Spring Honors Luncheon, the Silver Tea, and club meetings and ceremonies. The collection also includes copies of distributed materials such as handbooks and newsletters generated by the OSU chapter, other chapters outside Oregon, the state organization (Oregon Home Economics Association), and the national organization (American Home Economics Association).

The collection also contains four scrapbooks spanning 1937-1958 that are comprised predominately of newspaper clippings featuring coverage of club events and activities but also include minutes, brochures, photographic prints, and other ephemera.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Home Economics Club Records (MSS HomesEcClub), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Administrative Records, 1946-1974Return to Top

Series 1 is comprised of materials documenting the activities and operation of the Home Economics Club. It includes committee reports and meeting minutes; a ledger book, receipts, and invoices documenting the club's financial history; guestbooks and records from annual events such as the Silver Tea and Spring Honors Luncheon; constitutions and handbooks; newsletters; and materials from the American Home Economics Association, the Oregon Home Economics Association, and other state and local chapters. Of particular note are records from officers that include meeting minutes, reports, and other records of the club's operation.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.1
AHEA, OHEA, and non-OSU documents
circa 1954-1969
1.2
Committee reports and meeting minutes
circa 1946-1971
1.3
Committee reports and meeting minutes
circa 1960-1968
1.4
Constitutions
circa 1951-1965
1.5
Events - Career Day
1957
4.1
Events - Homecoming and Dad's Weekend [?]
1954
1.6
Events - Silver Tea
1957-1968
1.7
Events - Spring Honors Luncheon
1958-1974
2.1
Events - Spring Honors Luncheon
1961-1974
2.2
Events - Spring Honors Luncheon
1968-1974
2.3
Financial records - Ledger book
1948-1959
2.4
Financial records - Receipts and invoices
1962-1963
2.5
Handbooks
1959-1973
2.6
Member initiation processes
circa 1965
2.7
Newsletters
1950-1970
2.8
Officer records - Chairman's notebook
1966-1970
3.1
Officer records - President's notebook
circa 1954
3.2
Officer records - President's notebook
1956-1970
3.3
Officer records - President's notebook
1958-1959
3.4
Officer records - President's notebook
1967-1968
3.5
Officer records - President's reports
1960-1966

Series 2:  Scrapbooks, 1937-1958Return to Top

Series 2 includes four scrapbooks documenting the activities of the Home Economics Club and, to some extent, the larger home economics program at Oregon State College. The scrapbooks are comprised predominately of newspaper clippings from the Barometer, OSU's student newspaper, and include articles about events, meetings, demonstrations, honors and awards, and lectures. The scrapbooks also include membership lists, brochures, minutes, and newsletters. The 1944-1949 scrapbook includes 4 photographic prints featuring club members.

The scrapbooks include tipped-in items and/or items that are no longer secured to the scrapbook pages. Many of these items are located at the back of the scrapbooks' folder.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3.6
Scrapbook
1937-1943
4.2
Scrapbook
1944-1949
4.3
Scrapbook
1952-1958
4.4
Scrapbook
1955-1957

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Home economics students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Home economics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Home economists--Oregon.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Women--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Home Economics Association.
  • Oregon Home Economics Association.
  • Oregon State College. Home Economics Club.
  • Oregon State College--Students.
  • Oregon State University. Home Economics Club.
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon State College. Home Economics Club. (creator)