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Purdue University. School of Domestic Economy



  • Existence: 1887 - 1890

Historical Information

The School of Domestic Economy was established in 1887 from the Department of Domestic Economy. It focused on the instruction and practice in "the science and art of cookery and home management." The School provided space for the targeted instruction of female students and was led by Emma Pike Ewing.


Fourteenth report of Purdue University, UA35i013, UA165, Purdue University Annual Reports collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

College of Health and Human Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 15
Scope and Contents The College of Health and Human Sciences records (1875-2009; 3.8 cubic feet) document the historical background of the College; included are many historical documents, including 75th and 100th anniversary documents and memorabilia.  Also included are annual reports, pamphlets, audio visual material; with a focus on work simplification practices or interviews involving key individuals from the College’s history, newspaper clippings, publicity,...
Dates: 1875-2009