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Identifier

Accession 326

Inclusive Dates

1914-1981

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

8500 pieces, 4.25 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

The York County Extension Homemaker's Council was organized in 1920 as the York County Council of Farm Women. On Saturday, August 14, 1920 representatives of from 9 of the 11 Home Demonstration Clubs in York County met at the Chamber of Commerce to organize and elect officers. Home Demonstration Clubs had existed in York County since 1912 with the organization of the Friendship Home Demonstration Club. This club was the first organized in South Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is a valuable source on home demonstration work in York County in the twentieth century. The inclusive dates for a particular series may vary and for most series the records are incomplete. The collection contains records of the organization including historical information, constitutions, correspondence, minutes, reports, program notes, photographs, newsletters, and other records.

Provenance

The York County Extension Homemakers’ Council Records were donated to the Winthrop Archives on June 4, 1980 by Mrs. Jennie M. Riddle.

Keywords

Home Demonstration, Home Economics, Extension Work, Women's History, Women's Clubs

Copyright

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

York County Extension Homemakers' Council Records - Accession 326

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