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Division of Home Economics Education papers, 1940s-1950s

Summary Information
Title: Division of Home Economics Education papers
Dates: 1940s-1950s
Creator: University of Minnesota. Division of Home Economics Education
Extent: 3 boxes Extent: (3.9 linear feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: 342
Collection contains the papers of the home economics education curriculum offered by the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Division of Home Economics Education papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Processing Information:

Collection has not been processed.

Preferred Citation:

Division of Home Economics Education papers, University of Minnesota Archives.

Historical Note

With its roots in the School of Agriculture, the Division of Home Economics Education resided within Home Economics since 1913, with a focus on preparing students to teach home economics in the public schools. Beginning in 1922, students were jointly registered in the Colleges of Education and Home Economics.

In 1970, the College of Education placed Home Economics Education within the Division of Vocational and Technical Education.. Parent education classes were offered beginning in 1976. A four year bachelor of arts degree was offered until 1989 when it became a five year program.

In 1990, the College of Home Economics changed its name to the College of Human Ecology. The department of home economics education evolved into the family education program in 1994, with a focus on graduate education, parent education and secondary school teaching.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, short courses materials, research, regional, state and national conference materials, and papers regarding graduate work.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • University of Minnesota. College of Human Ecology
  • University of Minnesota. Department of Home Economics
  • University of Minnesota. Division of Home Economics Education -- Archives
  • University of Minnesota. Family Education Program
  • Home economics -- Study and teaching