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Identifier

Accession 120

Inclusive Dates

1936-1977

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

6,000 pieces, 3.00 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

The South Carolina Future Homemakers of America was founded in 1933 to promote an appreciation of home life and to further interest in home economics on the part of young women in the state.

Scope and Content Note

The South Carolina Association of Future Homemakers of America Records are a valuable source on the history of girls’ home economics clubs in South Carolina from 1936 to 1970. While the first club was organized in 1933 to promote an appreciation of home life and to further interest in home economics on the part of young women in the state, the records do not begin until 1936. The collection includes a short history, constitutions, bylaws, correspondence, handbooks, manuals, annual reports, minutes, newsletters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks relating to the history and activities of the Association. The purpose of the Association is to promote an appreciation of home life, to encourage democracy in home and community, to foster the development of creative leadership, to provide wholesale individual and group recreation and to further interest in home economics. The collection also contains records relating to the New Homemakers Association (NHA) which affiliated with the South Carolina FHA in 1965.

Additional Notes

Transfer of items: Duplicate materials were returned to Mrs. Martha Seawright and a book, The Life of Ellen H. Richards, by C.L. Hunt was sent to acquisitions for placement in the Dacus Library.

Provenance

The records of the South Carolina Association of Future Homemakers of America were deposited with the Archives on October 3, 1977, by Mrs. Martin Seawright, President.

Keywords

Home Economics, Women, Women's History

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

South Carolina Association of Future Homemakers of America Records - Accession 120

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