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Home Economics Club Records, 1937-1974View associated digital content.

The Home Economics Club Records document the activities and operations of the Oregon State University (OSU) Home Economics Club. The records are comprised of constitutions, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, materials from state and national organizations, and scrapbooks.
ID: MSS HomeEcClub
Extent: 1.1 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: This collection is open for research.
Statement on Description: Full processing and description of this collection was done in 2018. The full finding aid completed in 2018 replaces a preliminary collection-level description that was prepared in 2009.
Preferred Citation: Home Economics Club Records (MSS HomesEcClub), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The materials in this collection were transferred from the College of Health and Human Sciences to the University Archives in 2009. The collection now resides in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center.
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Series 1: Administrative Records, 1946-1974 Add to Shelf
Series 1 is comprised of materials documenting the activities and operation of the Home Economics Club. It includes committee reports and meeting minutes; a ledger book, receipts, and invoices documenting the club's financial history; guestbooks and records from annual events such as the Silver Tea and Spring Honors Luncheon; constitutions and handbooks; newsletters; and materials from the American Home Economics Association, the Oregon Home Economics Association, and other state and local chapters. Of particular note are records from officers that include meeting minutes, reports, and other records of the club's operation.
Box-Folder 1.1: AHEA, OHEA, and non-OSU documents, circa 1954-1969 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Committee reports and meeting minutes, circa 1946-1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3: Committee reports and meeting minutes, circa 1960-1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: Constitutions, circa 1951-1965 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: Events - Career Day, 1957 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.1: Events - Homecoming and Dad's Weekend [?], 1954 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: Events - Silver Tea, 1957-1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.7: Events - Spring Honors Luncheon, 1958-1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.1: Events - Spring Honors Luncheon, 1961-1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: Events - Spring Honors Luncheon, 1968-1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.3: Financial records - Ledger book, 1948-1959 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: Financial records - Receipts and invoices, 1962-1963 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.5: Handbooks, 1959-1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.6: Member initiation processes, circa 1965 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.7: Newsletters, 1950-1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.8: Officer records - Chairman's notebook, 1966-1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: Officer records - President's notebook, circa 1954 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.2: Officer records - President's notebook, 1956-1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.3: Officer records - President's notebook, 1958-1959 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.4: Officer records - President's notebook, 1967-1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.5: Officer records - President's reports, 1960-1966 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1937-1958 Add to Shelf

Series 2 includes four scrapbooks documenting the activities of the Home Economics Club and, to some extent, the larger home economics program at Oregon State College. The scrapbooks are comprised predominately of newspaper clippings from the Barometer, OSU's student newspaper, and include articles about events, meetings, demonstrations, honors and awards, and lectures. The scrapbooks also include membership lists, brochures, minutes, and newsletters. The 1944-1949 scrapbook includes 4 photographic prints featuring club members.

The scrapbooks include tipped-in items and/or items that are no longer secured to the scrapbook pages. Many of these items are located at the back of the scrapbooks' folder.

Box-Folder 3.6: Scrapbook, 1937-1943 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.2: Scrapbook, 1944-1949 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.3: Scrapbook, 1952-1958 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.4: Scrapbook, 1955-1957 Add to Shelf