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Home Management House Photograph Collection, 1945-1948

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Home Management House Photograph Collection, 1945-1948

ID: P 266

Primary Creator: Oregon State College. School of Home Economics

Extent: 0.15 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Home Management House Photograph Collection consists of images of home economics students residing in the houses and several of the infants and children that lived with the Oregon State students during the mid-1940s. A six-week residency in one of the home management houses was a requirement of all home economics students at Oregon State College.

Scope and Content Notes

The Home Management House Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by a home economics student. The images consist primarily of portrait photographs, made by Hise Studio, of children who lived in the house during the mid-1940s -- Patsy, Susan, Jimmie, and Pamela. The collection also includes images of Oregon State College home economics students who were living in the home management houses and depict them with the baby, learning about a new washing machine, and greeting international students. A baptismal certificate for baby Susan is also included in the collection.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Home management houses (or practice houses) were established in the School of Home Economics in 1916 and a six-week residency in one of the houses was required of all home economics students. Beginning in 1926, infants and toddlers lived in the home management houses and were cared for by the students and resident advisor. More than 50 children lived in the home management houses for several weeks to a year from 1926 through the 1940s.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 23 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The photographs were transferred from the OSU Foundation in 2008.

Related Materials: Information pertaining to the home management houses is available in the College of Home Economics and Education Records (RG 141) and the Human Development and Family Sciences Department Records (RG 085). Additional photographs of the home management houses and the babies and children are available in the College of Home Economics Photographs (P 044) and Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC).

Preferred Citation: Home Management House Photograph Collection (P 266), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Oregon State College. School of Home Economics
Hise Studio

People, Places, and Topics

Child rearing--Oregon--Corvallis.
Children--Oregon--Corvallis--Portraits.
Foster children--Oregon--Corvallis.
Home economics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Home economics students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon State College--Students.
Oregon State College. School of Home Economics
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.


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