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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Human Sciences records (1875-2009; 3.8 cubic feet) document the historical background of the College; included are many historical documents, including 75th and 100th anniversary documents and memorabilia.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, department brochures and pamphlets, newsletters and miscellaneous material.  Information on many key individuals involved in the activities of the College can also be found among the documents.


  • 1875-2009



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The records contain many historical documents, including 75th and 100th anniversary documents and memorabilia, annual reports, pamphlets, audio visual material, newspaper clippings, publicity, department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.

Arrangement Note

The records are organized into seven series: Arrangement 1.  Historical Documents, School of Consumer & Family Sciences Pamphlets, Anniversary Brochures and Miscellaneous Pamphlets and Conference Material, 1875-2009 (0.4 cubic feet) This series contains key information on the history of the College of Health and Human Sciences, formerly School of Consumer and Family Sciences.  Materials in the series are arranged by item type. 2.  DVD’s and VHS Tapes, Consumer and Family Sciences Anniversary Memorabilia, Student Notebook and Recipe Book, 1900-2001 (1 cubic foot)  The student notebook provides insight into a Textiles Design class, circa early 1900s.  The DVDs and vhs tapes contain interviews of key figures who discuss the early history of the Home Economics at Purdue University, The School of Consumer and Family Sciences 75th anniversary, 3-ring binder, provides key historical information for the years 1926-2001 and memorabilia from the celebration. 3.  Work Simplification Scripts, Films, Film Strips and Slides, circa 1950s (1 cubic foot)  The series contains detailed work simplification concepts for home management activities.  All of the material is undated, but it appears to be from the 1950s.  It is arranged by type of material. 4.  Purdue Home Management Items and Bulletins, 1900s-1966 (0.2 cubic feet)  This series contains artifacts from one of the Home Management Houses and bulletins from the early years of Home Economics at Purdue University. 5.  Newspaper Clippings, Publicity and Miscellaneous, 1913-1975 (0.4 cubic feet)  The series contains a plethora of newspaper clippings featuring Consumer and Family Sciences’ faculty and events in the School’s history.  Faculty such as Dean Beulah V. Gillaspie, Professor Laurentza Schantz-Hansen (who donated her collection of children’s books to the Purdue Archives and Special Collections), Dr. Gladys Vail, Dr. Carleton Calkin, Muriel McFarland, and others are highlighted. 6.   Pamphlets, Bulletins, Institutional Management Department Name Change Information and Miscellaneous Documents, 1887-1996 (0.4 cubic feet)  This series provides a substantial amount of information on the history of Instruction in Domestic Economy (1905), the Department of Applied Design (1929-1952), the history surrounding the name change of the Department of Institutional Management (1971)a short history of Home Economics, placement tests used in the various departments in the 1920s and miscellaneous department pamphlets (1887-1970s). 7.  Annual Reports and Newsletters, 1973-2009 (0.4 cubic feet)  The series provides a comprehensive collection of  the School of Consumer and Family Sciences’ newsletter; Focus, and annual reports from the School for the years 1990-2009.  It also contains some annual reports from the 1970s and 1980s.

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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States