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Accession 431

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

31,000 pieces, 15.50 linear feet



Historical Note

The South Carolina Extension Homemakers Council was organized to promote the study of Home Economics and the work of home economics in the state. The council was originally known as the South Carolina Council of Farm Women which was organized at Winthrop in June, 1921. The name was changed to South Carolina Home Demonstration Council in 1957 and to South Carolina Extension Homemakers Council in 1966. The name was changed again in 1992 when it became the South Carolina Association for Family and Community Education was adopted in 1992, and finally became the South Carolina Family and Community Leaders in 1995.

Scope and Content Note

The South Carolina Extension Homemakers Council Records contain historical information, correspondence, minutes, annual reports, brochures, officers’ reports, financial records, yearbooks, photographs, programs, by-laws, memorabilia, speeches, manuals, questionnaires, songbooks, scrapbooks, publications, and newspaper clippings. There are papers relating to annual conventions, the Winthrop-Clemson move, Associated Country Women of the World, The Progressive Farmer (Woman of the Year), National Extension Homemakers Council, Young Extension Homemakers, scholarship loan funds, Buff-Swicegood Travel Study Award, master Farm Homemakers Guild, home demonstration work, leadership, public speaking, White House Conference on Aging, Epsilon Sigma Phi, pageants, Ellen H. Richards, child development, and Dacusville United Methodist Church.

Additional Notes

Disposition of Items: the book, Voices of American Homemakers, edited by Eleanor Arnold, was added to Special Collections.


The SC Extension Homemakers Council Records were deposited with the Archives between the late 1970s and early 1990s by Mrs. Bee Cochran.


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

South Carolina Extension Homemakers Council Records - Accession 431

LC Subject Headings

South Carolina Extension Homemakers Council--Archives; Associated Country Women of the World; Progressive Farmer Company; National Extension Homemakers Council (U.S.); South Carolina Master Farm Homemakers Guild; Richards, Ellen H. (Ellen Henrietta), 1842-1911; White House Conference on Aging; Women--South Carolina--Societies and clubs; Home economics--South Carolina--Societies, etc.; Home demonstration work--South Carolina; Women--Awards--Southern States