Department of Home Economics records
Department of Home Economics records
This collection contains faculty meeting minutes, department and program reviews, and department activities, correspondence, and reports documenting the activities of Brigham Young University's Department of Home Economics.
- Extent: 13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
- Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Home Economics
- Call Number: UA 1115
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
- Languages and Scripts
- This collection is organized into three series. The first of these series is the Department Records which contains the faculty meeting minutes, department and program reviews, and department activities. Series two is the Correspondence series which contains the correspondence of the faculty, department, university, and department chairs. The last series, Department Reports, has the annual reports, travel reports, and research reports documenting the activities of the department.
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Home Economics records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
- Preferred Citation
- Initial citation: UA 1115; Department of Home Economics records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1115, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Donated by the Dept. of Home Economics Education.
- Acquisition Information
- Transferred from University Records Management, June 2004.
- Other Finding Aids
- File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1115.xml
- Subject Terms
- Brigham Young University. Department of Home Economics; Colleges and Universities; Education
- Genre / Form
- Letters; Memorandums; Reports
- Appraisal Information
- Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Department of Home Economics records
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Kim
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-24T04:24-0700
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- Biographical Info:
In 1951, after accepting the appointment as President of Brigham Young University, Ernest L. Wilkinson was given the charge to further the development of the home economics programs on campus. This charge led to the establishment of the College of Family Living in 1954. The college was then subdivided into five departments with Homemaking Education being one of them. The already-established program expanded and thrived in the new college.
In 1966, a name change was proposed and accepted and the department became known as the Department of Home Economics Education. In the mid-80's, the department changed its name again, shortening it to Home Economics. Around 1989, the department was merged with the Family Sciences department.
Now, home economics classes are offered under the Home and Family Living department. During the department's existence, the faculty was noted for their willingness to participate in local, state, and national activities. The Brigham Young University Home Economics Education teacher training program was the most respected program in the state of Utah and one of the top training centers in the United States. The graduates were highly recruited.
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