Idaho Home Economics Association Records, 1920-1984

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Idaho Home Economics Association
Title
Idaho Home Economics Association Records
Dates
1920-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.3 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 428
Summary
Meeting minutes, newsletters, officer and committee lists, reports, financial records, constitutions, bylaws, directories, membership lists, correspondence, awards, programs, pictures, handbooks, brochures, public relations materials, and A.H.E.A. publications.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 2088850845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.

Languages
This collection is in English.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Idaho Home Economics Association (I.H.E.A.) was organized by a group of Home Economics teachers attending the North Central Teacher’s Institute in 1922. On May 1, 1923, the group’s application was officially accepted and the I.H.E.A., with a total of 66 members, was granted official affiliation with the American Home Economics Association (A.H.E.A.). The major goal of the Association was to improve living conditions in the home; improvement was pursued through the study of common problems, furthering curricula related to the home, improving home economics teacher instruction, publishing materials related to the field, and educating the public.

Initially, the Association extended membership opportunities to all interested parties but remained largely composed of active Home Economics teachers and students. A newsletter was initiated in 1926 to sustain interest in the I.H.E.A. Members of the state’s three districts met annually for several days of workshops, presentations, and guest speakers that worked to further their cause. Active dialogue was maintained with the American Home Economics Association and Idaho delegates were often sent to its annual convention.

In 1994, the Idaho Home Economics Association changed its name to the Idaho American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (I.A.A.F.C.S.) in conjunction with the American Home Economics Association’s name change to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (A.A.F.C.S.).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of the Idaho Home Economics Association span the years 1920 to 1984, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1950 to 1980.

Included in the records are meeting minutes, newsletters, officer and committee lists, reports, financial records, constitutions, bylaws, directories, membership lists, correspondence, awards, programs, pictures, handbooks, brochures, public relations materials, and A.H.E.A. publications.

For additional materials, see the School of Family and Consumer Sciences Collection, UG 55, Box 13, which contains I.H.E.A. constitutions, manuals, bylaws, meeting minutes, and newsletters spanning the years 1947-1988. Of special interest, Historical Reflections, the history of the I.H.E.A. initiated by Norma Barnes and eventually completed by Florence Aller, is located in UG 55, Box 13, Folder 172.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Idaho Home Economics Association Records, MG 428. Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The records in this collection were in no apparent order when received. The bulk of the materials were originally in folders, during processing they were reorganized chronologically within their original grouping and placed in new folders.

The folders containing records associated with the governance of the I.H.E.A are located in Box 1, Folders 1-6 and include officer and committee lists, committee reports, special project reports, financial reports, constitutions, bylaws, bylaw revision proposals, and directories. The I.H.E.A.’s administrative materials are located in Box 1, Folders 7-19 and include newsletters, membership lists, membership summaries for Idaho, correspondence, awards received by the I.H.E.A., programs of work, mission statements, pamphlets, handouts, and an administrative assistant job description. Materials associated with the I.H.E.A.’s meetings and conferences are located in Box 1, Folders 20-26 and include meeting minutes, annual meeting programs, convention programs, correspondence, agendas, registration forms, a convention ribbon, newspaper clippings, and expense receipts.

The materials collected by I.H.E.A. historian Norma Barnes for the purpose of writing a history were donated back to the I.H.E.A. by Barnes in February 1977. Located in Box 2, Folders 1-2 they include: meeting minutes, budget reports, agendas, financial reports, correspondence, officer and appointee lists, handbooks, and newsletters. The materials collected by I.H.E.A. historian Florence Aller for the completion of the history initiated by Barnes are located in Box 2, Folder 3 and include pictures, negatives, and correspondence. American Home Economics Association materials are located in Box 2, Folders 4-5 and include official handbooks, supplements, reports, and a press kit. All duplicate documents were placed in a single folder at the end of the collection, in Box 2, Folder 6, for future exhibition.

Acquisition Information

The records of the Idaho Home Economics Association were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Shirley Kiehn on February 14, 1985.

Processing Note

Kellyn Younggren processed the records in April 2008.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Officer/committee lists, 1935-1984
1 2 Committee/special reports, 1969-1981
1 3 Financial reports collected by Florence Aller, 1960-1981
1 4 Treasurer reports, 1948-1966
1 5 Constitutions and bylaw proposals, 1920-1977
1 6 Directories, 1953
1 7 Newsletters, 1926-1940
1 8 Newsletters, 1942-1949
1 9 Newsletters, 1950-1960
1 10 Newsletters, 1961-1969
1 11 Newsletters, 1970-1984
1 12 Membership lists, 1942-1957
1 13 Membership lists, 1957-1978
1 14 Membership summaries for Idaho, 1977
1 15 Membership summaries for Idaho, 1978
1 16 Membership summaries for Idaho, 1979
1 17 Correspondence, 1953-1982
1 18 Awards, 1957-1984
1 19 Programs of work, 1977-1983
1 20 Meeting minutes, 1923-1937
1 21 Meeting minutes, 1938-1965
1 22 Meeting minutes, 1966-1975
1 23 Meeting minutes, 1976-1982
1 24 Convention/meeting programs, 1942-1960
1 25 Convention/meeting programs, 1961-1981
1 26 Convention/workshop/meeting planning materials, 1967-1982
2 1 Norma Barnes’ Project (previously bound), 1956-1971
2 2 Norma Barnes’ Project, 1947-1971
2 3 Florence Aller’s Project, 1977
2 4 A.H.E.A. handbooks/supplements, 1953-1969
2 5 A.H.E.A. press kit, 1959-1960
2 6 Duplicates for exhibition, 1945-1981

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Idaho Home Economics Association