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Home Management House Photograph Collection, 1945-1948

Overview of the Collection

Title
Home Management House Photograph Collection
Dates
1945-1948 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.15 cubic foot, including 23 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 266
Summary
The Home Management House Photograph Collection consists of images of home economics students residing in the houses and several of the infants and children that lived with the Oregon State students during the mid-1940s. A six-week residency in one of the home management houses was a requirement of all home economics students at Oregon State College.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & 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.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Home management houses (or practice houses) were established in the School of Home Economics in 1916 and a six-week residency in one of the houses was required of all home economics students. Beginning in 1926, infants and toddlers lived in the home management houses and were cared for by the students and resident advisor. More than 50 children lived in the home management houses for several weeks to a year from 1926 through the 1940s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Home Management House Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by a home economics student. The images consist primarily of portrait photographs, made by Hise Studio, of children who lived in the house during the mid-1940s -- Patsy, Susan, Jimmie, and Pamela. The collection also includes images of Oregon State College home economics students who were living in the home management houses and depict them with the baby, learning about a new washing machine, and greeting international students. A baptismal certificate for baby Susan is also included in the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Home Management House Photograph Collection (P 266), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top