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Oregon State University Home Economics Alumni Association Records, 1972-1996

Home Economics faculty, ca 1990s.  From left: Jean Roth, Naurine McCormick, Alberta Johnston, and Esther Taskerud. Alberta Johnston was a faculty member for the Extension Service from 1963-1990. Starting as a Home Management Specialist in 1963, Johnston eventually became the Deputy Director of the Extension Service in 1987. Her focus was home economics. Esther Taskerud became the Assistant State 4-H Club Leader in November of 1947. Taskerud later served as the head of Home Economics from 1963-1969, retiring in 1970.

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The Oregon State University Home Economics Alumni Association Records document the membership and activities of this organization for home economics alumni founded in 1971 to promote the growth and development of home economics programs at Oregon State.

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1.2 cubic feet, including 27 photographs; 2 boxes

Related Papers

The Archives' holdings include numerous and extensive collections documenting the academic, research, and outreach programs in home economics at Oregon State as well as home economics students, faculty, and alumni. These include the College of Home Economics and Education Records (RG 141); the College of Home Economics Photographs (P 044), Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 044), and Oral Histories (OH 11); the papers and collections of many home economics alumni; and the records of several home economics organizations, including the Oregon Home Economics Association Records. The Alumni Association Records (RG 035) provide information about all Oregon State alumni and university-wide alumni programs and activities.

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