Family and Consumer Science Collections

The Special Collections Department holds many prominent collections relating to home economics/family and consumer sciences. A related collection - The Iowa Cookbook Collection - describes the Iowa State University Library's collection of Iowa cookbooks and the Library's efforts to preserve Iowa's culinary heritage.

Sources for the History of Family and Consumer Sciences in the Special Collections Department of the Iowa State University Library

 

RS 12/1
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Office of the Dean
RS 12/1/0/0 Newsclippings 1913-2005
RS 12/1/0/1 Annual Reports 1922-2005
RS 12/1/0/2 Newsletters 1936-2005
RS 12/1/0/3 Descriptive Brochures 1902-2005, n.d.
RS 12/1/0/4 Publications 1912-2005
RS 12/1/1 Subject Files 1911-2005
RS 12/1/2 Personnel Files 1917-2005, n.d.
RS 12/1/3 Committees Records 1923-1991
RS 12/1/4 Administrative Records 1912-2005, n.d.
RS 12/1/5 Council Records 1947-1989
RS 12/1/6 Cabinet Meeting Minutes 1939-1990
RS 12/1/7 Graduate Council Records 1946-1972
RS 12/1/8 Family and Consumer Scientists in Home and Community Records 1992-2005
RS12/1/9 FACES - College of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Ambassadors Records 1986-2003
RS 12/1/11 Catharine J. MacKay Papers 1917-1977
RS 12/1/12 Anna E. Richardson Papers 1921-1938
RS 12/1/13 Genevieve Fisher Papers 1920-1975, n.d.
RS 12/1/14 P. Mabel Nelson Papers 1886-1962, n.d.
RS 12/1/15 Helen LeBaron Hilton Papers 1911-1993, n.d.
RS 12/1/16 Ruth E. Deacon Papers 1974-1987, n.d.
RS 12/1/17 Beverly Crabtree Papers 1987-2002
RS 12/1/18 Carol B. (Meeks) Roskey Papers 1997-[ongoing]
RS 12/1/51 Julia (Faltinson) Anderson Papers 1953-2004, n.d.

     

RS 12/2
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Home Economics Research Institute
RS 12/2/0/0 Newsclippings 1966-1988
RS 12/2/0/4 Publications 1973-1982
RS 12/2/0/5 Research Issues and Applications 1968-1993

     

RS 12/3
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Domestic Economy
RS 12/3/0/0 Newsclippings 1879-1902, n.d.
RS 12/3/0/1 Annual Reports 1901-1910
RS 12/3/1 Subject File 1895, n.d.
RS 12/3/2 Personnel File 1899-1964, n.d.
RS 12/3/11 Mary B. Welch Papers   1858-[ongoing]
RS 12/3/12 Emma (Pike) Ewing Papers 1883-1926, n.d.
RS 12/3/13 Eliza Owens Papers 1920-1945, n.d.
RS 12/3/14 Gertrude Jessup Papers 1900-1946, n.d.
RS 12/3/15 Mary Sabin (Asenaith) Papers 1901-1947, n.d.
RS 12/3/16 Alice Merrit Papers 1903-1904, n.d.
RS 12/3/17 Georgetta Waters Papers 1904-1953, n.d.
RS 12/3/18 Alice Feuling Papers 1907-1910, n.d.
RS 12/3/19 Virgilia Purmort Greene Papers 1926, n.d.

     

RS 12/4
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Child Development
RS 12/4/0/0 Newsclippings 1956-2003, n.d.
RS 12/4/0/1 Annual Reports 1926-2001
RS 12/4/0/2 Newsletters 1936-2005, n.d.
RS 12/4/0/3 Descriptive Brochures 1965-1989, n.d.
RS 12/4/0/4 Publications 1976-1993, n.d.
RS 12/4/0/5 HDFS Series 1990-1993
RS 12/4/0/6 HDFS – C Series 1992
RS 12/4/0/7 HDFS – V Series 1992
RS 12/4/0/8 HDFS – H Series 1993
RS 12/4/0/9 JW 1997
RS 12/4/1 Subject Files 1924-1975
RS 12/4/2 Biographical Files 1926-2007, n.d.
RS 12/4/3 Head Start Program Records 1965-1985
RS 12/4/4 Administrative Records 1925-2005
RS 12/4/5 Course Syllabi 1925-2003, n.d.
RS 12/4/6 Coursework Records 1996-2004
RS 12/4/7 Department of Child Development and Department of Family Environment Merger Committee Records 1988-1990
RS 12/4/8 Child Development Laboratory School Records 1960-2003
RS 12/4/9 HDFS Child Development Assessment Tools Records 1920-1986, n.d.
RS 12/4/10 Child Development Publications Collection 1929-1983, n.d.
RS 12/4/11 Lula (Lancaster) Bishop Papers 1948
RS 12/4/12 Lydia Swanson Papers 1927-1977, n.d.
RS 12/4/13 Gertrude Chittenden Papers 1943-1952, n.d.
RS 12/4/14 Glen R. Hawkes Papers 1950-1966
RS 12/4/15 Bruce Gardner Papers 1961-1967, n.d.
RS 12/4/16 Roger Coulson Papers 1968-1975
RS 12/4/17 Samuel Clark Papers 1972-1974
RS 12/4/18 Joan Herwig Papers 1971-2003
RS 12/4/19 Diane Draper Papers 1988-1997
RS 12/4/20 Maurice MacDonald Papers 1995
RS 12/4/51 Edith M. Sunderlin Papers 1930-2002, n.d.
RS 12/4/52 Damaris Pease Papers 1956-1991, n.d.
RS 12/4/54 Jeanne Dixon Papers 1966-1997, n.d.
RS 12/4/55 Rosalind Engel Papers 1974-1987, n.d.
RS 12/4/56 Joyce M. Mercier Papers 1991-1999
RS 12/4/57 Mary H. Yearns Papers 1973-2005
RS 12/4/58 Sue R. Crull Papers 1976-2011

     

RS 12/5
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Family Environment
RS 12/5/0/4 Publications 1984
RS 12/5/2 Biographical Files 1920-2006, n.d.
RS 12/5/4 Home Management House Program Records 1916-1960, n.d.
RS 12/5/5 Baby Jean Scrapbook 1934-1935
RS 12/5/12 Gordon Bivens Papers 1958-1994
RS 12/5/13 Edward A. Powers Papers 1966-1985
RS 12/5/51 Louise Jenison Peet Papers  1925-1995, n.d.

     

RS 12/2
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Food and Nutrition
RS 12/6/0/0 Newsclippings 1956-1980
RS 12/6/0/2 Newsletters 1932-2000, ongoing
RS 12/6/0/3 Descriptive Brochures 1972-1982, n.d.
RS 12/6/0/4 Publications 1981, n.d.
RS 12/6/1 Subject Files 1987-2004
RS 12/6/2 Biographical Files 1920-2003
RS 12/6/3 Administrative Records 1919-1972, n.d.
RS 12/6/11 Florence Ethel Busse Smith Papers 1920-1937, n.d.
RS 12/6/13 Elfriede F. Brown Papers n.d.
RS 12/6/14 & RS 12/6/16 Ercel Eppright Papers 1948-1971, n.d.
RS 12/6/15 Nelle Thompson Papers 1951-1958
RS 12/6/17 Wilma D. Brewer Papers 1961
RS 12/6/18 Jacqueline DuPont Papers 1978-1991
RS 12/6/51 Agnes Frances Carlin Papers 1914-1988, n.d.
RS 12/6/53 Pilar A. Garcia Papers 1926-1993, n.d.
RS 12/6/54 Louise (L’Engel) Cassell Scrapbook 1925-1930
RS 12/6/55 Belle Lowe Papers 1920-1961

     

RS 12/7
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Family and Consumer Education
RS 12/7/0/0 Newsclippings 1962-2004
RS 12/7/0/2 Newsletters 1998-2001
RS 12/7/0/3 Descriptive Brochures 1972-2002, n.d.
RS 12/7/0/4 Publications 1952-1994
RS 12/7/1 Subject Files 1930-1980, n.d.
RS 12/7/2 Biographical Files 1920-2002, n.d.
RS 12/7/3 Department Meeting Minutes 1945-1990
RS 12/7/4 Administrative Records 1942-1995, n.d.
RS 12/7/5 Course Syllabi 1996-2002
RS 12/7/11 Cora B. Miller Papers 1920-1944, n.d.
RS 12/7/12 Florence Fallgatter Papers 1929-1973, n.d.
RS 12/7/13 Maddie Pattison Paddock Papers 1982, n. d.
RS 12/7/14 Mary S. Lyle Papers 1943-1972
RS 12/7/15 Marguerite Scruggs Papers 1919-1976
RS 12/7/16 Alberta D. Hill Papers 1966
RS 12/7/18 Ruth (Pierce) Hughes Papers 1910-1987
RS 12/7/19 Jerelyn B. Schultz Papers 1980-1987
RS 12/7/22 Rosalie Jean Amos Papers 1949-1992, n.d.
RS 12/7/51 Irene Beavers Papers 1960-1988, n.d.
RS 12/7/52 Hester Chadderdon Papers 1924-1990
RS 12/7/53 Alyce Fanslow Papers 1965-1997, n.d.
RS 12/7/54 Frances Smith Papers 1952-2001, n.d.
RS 12/7/55 Eleanore Kohlmann Papers 1963-1979, n.d.

     

RS 12/2
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Home Economics Research Institute
RS 12/8/0/0 Newsclippings 1974-1985
RS 12/8/1 Subject Files 1974-1987, n.d.
RS 12/8/2 Biographical Files 1974-2000

     

RS 12/9
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
RS 12/9/0/0 Newsclippings 1947-1994
RS 12/9/0/1 Annual Reports 1944, 1994
RS 12/9/0/2 Newsletter 1957, 1977
RS 12/9/0/3 Institution Management Brochures 1947-2002, n.d.
RS 12/9/0/4 Publications 1955, 1973
RS 12/9/0/5 Tea Room Menus 1977-2006
RS 12/9/1 Subject Files 1943-2000, n.d.
RS 12/9/2 Biographical Files 1922-2003, n.d.
RS 12/9/3 Administrative Records 1923-1990, n.d.
RS 12/9/4 Tea Room Records 1925-ongoing
RS 12/9/5 Coursework Records 1947-2005, n.d.
RS 12/9/6 Short Course Records 1940-1998, n.d.
RS 12/9/13 Fern Gleiser Papers 1937-1978
RS 12/9/14 Grace Augustine Papers 1945-1981
RS 12/9/15 Marjorie Marie McKinley Papers 1943-1988, n.d.
RS 12/9/17 Thomas E. Walsh Papers 1982-1996
RS 12/9/18 Mary B. Gregoire Papers 1998-1999

     

RS 12/10
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Textiles and Clothing
RS 12/10/0/0 Newsclippings 1947-2001
RS 12/10/0/1 Annual Reports 1991-2001
RS 12/10/0/2 Newsletters 1980-2001
RS 12/10/0/3 Brochures 1976-2001
RS 12/10/0/5 TC News 1983-2001
RS 12/10/1 Subject Files 1951-1993
RS 12/10/2 Biographical Files 1916-2007, n.d.
RS 12/10/3 Radio Scripts 1940-1951
RS 12/10/4 Pattern Collection 1865-1980, n.d.
RS 12/10/5 History of Costume Collection n.d.
RS 12/10/6 Administrative Records 1923-1994, n.d.
RS 12/10/7 Course Syllabi 1996-2002
RS 12/10/11 Iva Brandt Papers 1920-1952, n.d.
RS 12/10/13 Rosalie (Craft) Rathbone Papers 1938-1976, n.d.
RS 12/10/14 Irene Buchanan Papers 1969-1983
RS 12/10/15 Margaret Cynthia Warning Papers 1954-1993
RS 12/10/16 Agatha Louise Huepenbecker Papers 1980-1986
RS 12/10/17 Mary Ann Littrell Papers 1985-2003
RS 12/10/18 LuAnn Gaskill Papers 2000
RS 12/10/51 (Thora) Geitel Winakor Papers 1953-2000
RS 12/10/52 Donna R. Danielson Papers 1961-2001
RS 12/10/53 Olive Settles Papers 1936-1987
RS 12/10/54 Phyllis Brackelsberg Papers 1979-1995

     

RS 12/11
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition
RS 12/11/1 Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition Records 1988-2007
RS 12/11/11 Diane Birt Papers 1997-2004
RS 12/11/12 Paul Flakoll Papers 2002-2006

     

RS 12/12
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Apparel, Educational Studies, and Hospitality Management
  No collections at this time.  

     

RS 15/6
Interdepartmental Programs
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
RS 15/6/0/1 Annual Reports 2001-2005
RS 15/6/0/2 Newsletters 1999-2004
RS 15/6/0/3 Brochures n.d.
RS 15/6/1 Subject File 2001-2003
RS 15/6/2 Biographical Files 1990-2006, n.d.
RS 15/6/3 Administrative Records 1975-1995, n.d.
RS 15/6/5 Course Syllabi 1996-2002
RS 15/6/51 Charlotte E. Roderuck Papers 1919-1989, n.d.

     

RS 16/3
Cooperative Extension Service in Agriculture and Home Economics
4-H Club Work Extension Service Publications
RS 16/3/0/5    
RS 16/3/0/6 Home Management Extension Service Publications 1914-1942
RS 16/3/0/18 Home Furnishing Extension Service Publications 1915-1944
RS 16/3/0/20 Foods and Nutrition Extension Service Publications 1911-1946
RS 16/3/0/23 Child Care and Family Relationships Extension Service Publications 1914-1944
RS 16/3/0/25 Textiles and Clothing Extension Service Publications 1911-1945
RS 16/3/59 Nora Workman Papers 1930-1958
RS 16/3/61 Emelda Kunau Papers 1914-1997, n.d.
RS 16/3/62 Janis Finley Stone Papers 1957-2004, n.d.

     

Other University Archives Collections
RS 13/13/52 Bess Storm and Fred E. Ferguson Papers 1897-1983, n.d.
RS 21/02/03 Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association Records 1964-1993
RS 21/07/09 Mary Barton Fashion Plates (pdf file)  
RS 21/1/124 Leona Hougen Papers 1914-1945
RS 22/5/0/3 Home Economics Club Records 1922-1965

     

Manuscript Collections
MS-60 Iowa Master Farm Homemaker’s Guild Records 1928-1974
MS-107 Ruth Buxton Sayre Papers 1936-1973
MS-162 Zoe Murphy Papers 1955-1968
MS-237 Food Pamphlet Collection 1931-1962, n.d.
MS-246 Celestia Lee Barker Papers 1863-1904
MS-263 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Education and Technology Division Records 1970-1993
MS-265 Iowa Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Records 1917-1983
MS-271 Bernice K. Watt Papers 1910-1984
MS-288 National Association of Teacher Educators for Family and Consumer Sciences 1951-[ongoing]
MS-342 International Textile and Apparel Association Records (pdf file) 1944-1990
MS-380 Wartime Household Guides and Recipe Books Collection 1918-1944, n.d.
MS-381 Food Product Advertising Guides and Publications Collection ca. 1880s-1965
MS-385 Archer & Hayes Farm and Dairy Account Book 1883-1951
MS-387 Associated Country Women of the World Records 1953-1994
MS-388 World War II Ration Memorabilia Collection 1942-1945
MS-403 Carol Froning Deppe Papers 1945-1946
MS-405 Bertha King Papers 1936-1990
MS-433 Albin Clothing Store Records 1880-1898
MS-437  National Master Farm Homemaker’s Guild Records   1927-1993  
MS-480 Consumer Alert Agricultural Products File Collection 1978-1987
MS-603 Peterson Clothing/General Store (Slater, IA) 1914-1947

     

Also available on microform (from the Media Center):
RS 16/3/0/1 Cooperative Extension Service Biennial and Annual Reports.  1914-1946
RS 16/3/0/5 4-H Club Work Extension Service Publications 1911-
RS 16/3/0/6 Home Management Extension Service Publications 1914-1942
RS 16/3/0/18 Home Furnishing Extension Service Publications 1915-1944
RS 16/3/0/20 Foods and Nutrition Extension Service Publications 1911-1946
RS 16/3/0/23 Child Care and Family Relationships Extension Service Publications 1914-1944
RS 16/3/0/25 Textiles and Clothing Extension Service Publications 1911-1945
S537 I59 Io8a County Home Demonstration Agents Reports 1913-1941
S537 I59 Io8ab Cooperative Extension Service County Club Agents Annual Narrative Reports 1924-1932
S537 I59 Io8ac County Extension Agents Annual Statistical Reports 1917-1941
S537 I59 Io8ad County Extension Agents Annual Narrative Reports 1917-1941
S537 I59 Io8ae County Extension Agriculture, Home Economics, and Youth Annual Reports 1942-1945
S537 I59 Io8af County Home Demonstration Agents Statistical Reports 1919-1933
S537 I59 Io8ag Cooperative Extension Service County Club Agents Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports 1922-1929
S537 I59 Io8ah County Home Demonstration Agents and county Club Agents Annual Statistical Reports 1927
S537 I59 Io8ai Cooperative Extension Service County Club Agents Annual Statistical Reports 1924-1933
  compiled by Coralina Daly,  November 15, 2000
  updated by Kenya Arrants,  June 25, 2007
  edited by Michele Christian,  October 18, 2007

For further information on the these collections or to discuss the possibility of donating a collection, contact

Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Telephone: (515) 294-6672
Fax: (515) 294-3186
archives@iastate.edu