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Purdue University. School of Consumer and Family Science

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1976 - 2010

Historical Information

The former College of Consumer and Family Sciences enjoyed a long tradition at Purdue University. Its first iteration was the Department of Household Economics which began in 1905 within the School of Science. In 1926, the Department expanded and was established as the School of Home Economics. Finally, the School transitioned to the College of Consumer and Family Sciences in 1976, a move that significantly increased enrollment by male students. These changes in structure and name reflect the college's ability to evolve and change with the times, as well as the demands and needs of students. Today the college joins health and human sciences scholars to adress issues that are "vital to enhancing quality of life.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

College of Health and Human Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 15
Abstract The records contain many historical documents, including 75th and 100th anniversary documents and memorabilia, annual reports, pamphlets, audio visual material, newspaper clippings, publicity, department brochures, newsletters and miscellaneous material.
Dates: 1875-2009

Cleo Fitzsimmons papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 73
Overview The Cleo Fitzsimmons papers documents Fitzsimmons' career as a professor and department head in Home Management at Purdue University. Materials include correspondence, photographs, awards, publications, and faculty hood belonging to Fitzsimmons.
Dates: 1928 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences, addition 07

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20200206