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Maud Wilson Papers, 1926-1951

Scope and Content Note

The Maud Wilson Papers consist primarily of Agricultural Experiment Station bulletins and circulars. The topics covered in these publications include household storage, time management patterns of housewives and kitchen spatial planning. The collection also contains a bibliographic system of index cards with entries on books, articles, and statistical information organized by subject.

Also included are reference materials used in the instruction of Household Administration courses 435 (House Planning in Relation to Function) and 445 (Management Problems in Home-Community Relations) which consist largely of publications, articles, and draft manuscripts. Some of these reference materials include research published by Wilson.

Likewise included are photographs taken by Wilson of an interior of a home which were intended to demonstrate the efficient storage of kitchen wares, food, and other household items. The students and house portrayed in these images are unidentified.

An addition to the Maud Wilson Papers (Accession 2013:036) consists of article reprints and Extension bulletins featuring research by Home Economics Professor Wilson. Housed in a bound volume as well as loose copies, the bulletins and reprints address topics such as time management by farm homemakers, kitchen space planning, and farm house planning. This transfer also includes three letters to Wilson containing responses to home economics research in articles loaned out by Wilson.

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