This collection contains annual reports, meeting minutes, doctoral program proposals, faculty resumes, and publications produced by the School of Human Environmental Sciences (formerly Home Economics). Other miscellaneous correspondence related to the Department of Human Environmental Sciences is also included.
Program began as the School of Home Economics and by 1941 nearly 25% of the student body enrolled in Home Economics Education. Reorganized in 1968 by the Board of Trustees as part the School of Human Environmental Sciences. Program renamed Family and Consumer Sciences in 1994.
This collection is organized into three series. Series one contains annual reports, series two contains meeting minutes, and series three contains miscellaneous files including doctoral program proposal, faculty resumes, and department publications.
The collection's annual reports outline the programs goals, accomplishments of students and faculty, faculty consultation work, grants awarded, and publications for each academic year included. Various annual reports also include information about the development of home economics education, nutrition management, and child development and family relations from 1942-1998.
Meeting minutes from the Human Environmental Sciences School include meetings of the Dean's Council of Chairpersons and the Human Environmental Sciences faculty and staff. Meeting minutes provide brief overviews of topics including, though not limited to: program budget, faculty appointments, graduate assistantships and scholarships awarded, academic and industry conferences, and faculty input on policy changes.
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Records for the School of Human Ecology contain information about the home economics education and family and consumer studies programs after school reorganization.