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Ava Milam Clark Papers, 1888-1972

Ava B. Milam Clark, ca. 1946. Ava B. Milam came to OAC in 1911 and was appointed the Dean of the School of Home Economics in 1917, serving for 33 years. She was primarily interested in the study of home economics within
				Asian cultures. During WWI she was appointed as the Home Economics director for Oregon.

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The Ava Milam Clark Papers document Clark's role as Dean of Home Economics at Oregon State College from 1917 to 1950 and her international activities as a consultant to home economics programs in China, Japan, Korea, Iraq, and Syria. The Ava Milam Clark Papers are closed for research at this time for full processing.

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6.6 cubic feet; 1 microfilm reel


Organized into several groupings by type of material. Most groupings arranged chronologically.

Related Papers

An oral history interview and a lecture delivered by Clark are held in the History of Oregon State University Oral Histories and Sound Recordings Collection (OH 03). An additional lecture by Clark is held in the College of Home Economics Oral Histories Collection (OH 11).

Other materials pertaining to Clark and home economics are available in the College of Home Economics and Education Records (RG 141) and Photographs (P 44) and the Ava Milam & Jesse C. Clark Photographic Collection (P 152).

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