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Identifier

Accession 180

Inclusive Dates

1914-2010

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

41,500 pieces, 20.75 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

The South Carolina Home Economics Association (SCHEA) was organized in March 1914. The SCHEA was organized to help improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities through fellowship, education, and service. The organization became known as the South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in 1995.

Scope and Content Note

This South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Records (SCAFCS) is a valuable source on Family and Consumer Science history in South Carolina during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The organization was known as the South Carolina Home Economics Association (SCHEA) from 1914 to 1995. This collection contains records created by the organization, including correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, handbooks, financial records, newsletters, constitution and by-laws, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia, as well as information about the organization’s annual meeting, various committees within the organization and the College Club Section of the organization. There is also a reference file that includes information about the national organization to which the South Carolina organization belongs, the American Home Economics Association (AHEA). Included in the reference file is information about AHEA’s history, annual meetings and various committees of which members of the South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Science were a part.

Provenance

The records of the South Carolina Home Economics Association were received by the Winthrop Archives on May 20, 1975, and were processed as Accession 22, South Carolina Home Economics Association Records, the name of the organization was later changed to, South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. An Agreement of Deposit was also executed on the same day between the Archives and Dr. Ruth Hovermale, representative of the SCHEA. Additions were made in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2010 by Dr. Carol Bacon, Mrs. Nelda Howell, Dr. Helen Loftis, Mrs. Louise Hassenplug, Mrs. Bettie McClaskey, Ms. Sara Swanson, Ms. Carole Shelton, Ms. Juanita Robinson, Ms. Queen Bowman, Ms. Dorothy Blanton, Ms. Eleanor Glover, and Dr. Eleanor McIntyre.

Keywords

Home Economics, Women's History, Women's Organizations, Education, Nutrition

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South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Records - Accession 180

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