Pullman Home Economics Association Papers, 1960-2009

Overview of the Collection

Pullman Home Economics Association
Pullman Home Economics Association Papers
1960-2009 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet, (1 manuscript case.)
Collection Number
This collection contains papers and records related to the Pullman Home Economics Association (PHEA) and the Washington State University College of Home Economics.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of papers and records of the Pullman Home Economics Association. It includes membership lists, newsletters, brochures, and event programs, and a poster from the association's 2009 anniversary celebration. The collection also contains a selection of material on the WSU Home Economics School, mostly concerned with its merger with the Agriculture program and the subsequent cuts in the program.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Washington State University College of Home Economics was founded in 1903. The Pullman Home Economics Association was formed in 1947 by a group of WSU Home Economics graduates. The organization went on to become a community club, raising money for student scholarships.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]; Pullman Home Economics Association Papers, 1960-2009; Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections; Washington State University Libraries; Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

James Feller processed this collection in 2018.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in two installments, in 2004 by Margery Muir, and in 2013 by Joye Dillman (MS.2006.22).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Pullman Home Economics Association (PHEA) programs and membership booklets 1973-1990
1 2 PHEA projects. 1971-1988
1 3 White House Conference on Families and related materials (newspaper clippings, etc.). 1980
1 4 Home Economists in Homemaking, newsletters and correspondence. 1983-1984
1 5 PHEA miscellaneous records and papers (includes membership lists and newspaper clippings). 1960-1998
1 6 WSU: Correspondence and newspaper clippings related to merger of Home Economics and Agriculture. 1983-1986
1 7 WSU: Papers related to the Home Economics programs after merger. 1986-1997
1 8 WSU: Brochures and newsletters related to the Human Development and Fashion, Apparel, and Interior Design departments. 1997-1999
1 9 Papers related to the Washington State Home Economics Association and WSU Home Economics programs (received in 2013). 1978-2003
Digital files Pullman HEA anniversary poster (cg919_anniversary_posterpt1, cg919_anniversary_posterpt2). 2009

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Home economics
  • Women--Washington (State)--Pullman--Societies and clubs

Corporate Names

  • Washington State University. College of Home Economics.