Scope and Content Note
The Edna P. Amidon Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by Amidon. The Papers include certificates, correspondence, maps, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, postcards, publications, reports, a scrapbook, speeches, her MS thesis, travel diaries, and a book manuscript. The Papers document Amidon's work as an administrator in home economics education with the Home Economics Education Service and the Home Economics Branch of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. They also reflect her participation in international conferences and an outreach mission to post-war Germany in 1947 to study the status of home economics education. The Papers include field reports on the status of home economics education leadership in Oregon and materials Amidon assembled pertaining to Adelaide Baylor, head of the Home Eonomics Division of the Federal Board for Vocational Education.
The scrapbook includes clippings about the programs of the Home Economics Education Service. The photographs include portrait images of Amidon as well as photographs of conference attendees, meetings with other home ecnonomists, and scenes from her work in Europe and India.
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