Indiana Home Economics Association collection
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- Indiana Home Economics Association (Organization)
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On January 17, 1913, the Indiana Home Economics Association was organized and consisted of wives and daughters of farmers interested in home economics. Virginia Claypool Meredith was chosen as the first president. The organization was involved in helping Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) gain a new Home Economics building in 1921. As of 1936, it was largely made up of clubs organized to carry out the projects of the Purdue Extension Division. The Indiana Home Economics Association was renamed the Indiana Home Demonstration Association in 1951. It then became the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association, Inc. in 1966 and withdrew from the national organization in 1994. They celebrated their 100th anniversary with a commemorative pin, a book entitled, "Our History: 100 Years of IEHA", and a song written by Ted Arthur, "Love is Home".
Homemakers were invited to the first spring meeting in 1923. The constitution was adopted the same year and included a Homemakers Section. Four years later the group also became part of the American Home Economics Association. Group membership for Home Economists in Homemaking continued until 1969 when the American Home Economics Association allowed for individual memberships, thus terminating group membership. Home Economics in Homemaking continued as a professional Section of the American Home Economics Association and the Indiana Home Economics Association as of 1970.
The Evansville Home Economics in Homemaking formed in 1955, the first in Indiana. As of 1970 there were four groups, including: Evansville, Indianapolis north, Indianapolis south, and Terre Haute. In 1989, members changed the name to Home Economists in Home and Community.
The Indianapolis Home Economists in Homemaking Group became an affiliate of the American Home Economics Association and the Indiana Home Economics Association in 1962. It changed its name to the Home Economists' Guild of Indianapolis in 1978 and is now an affiliate of the Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The national name was later changed to Home Economists in Home and Community.
Information found within the collection.
"Indiana Home Economics Association". Retrieved 2017/05/08. https://api.ag.purdue.edu/api/depotws/File.ashx?t=f&i=7748 and MCEHA History Document.pdf
"Indiana State Home Economics Association". Retrieved 2017/05/08. http://www.ieha-families.org/downloads/THROUGH_THE_YEARS_revised_2013.pdf
17.3 Cubic Feet (56 manuscript boxes, 5 small oversize boxes, 3 medium oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 oversize banner)
Series 1: Historical and organizational papers, 1929-2015
Series 2: Annual, bi-monthly and quarterly meetings documents, 1910-2015
Series 4: Newsletters, 1945-2015
Series 4: Officer and Standing Committee reports, 1923-2015
Series 5: District materials, 1972-2007
Series 6: Affiliated organizations, 1941-2015
Subseries 6.1: American Home Economics Association documents, 1937-2015 Subseries 6.2: Indiana Home Economists in Business documents, 1946-1995 Subseries 6.3: Home Economists in Business, Indianapolis clippings and yearbooks, 1961-1973 Subseries 6.4: Home Economists in Business documents, 1975-1998 Subseries 6.5: Home Economists in Homemaking documents and videocassettes, 1923-2005 Subseries 6.6: Consortium of Family Organizations documents, 1997-2011 Subseries 6.7: International Federation for Home Economics documents, circa 1966-2011 Subseries 6.8: Evansville Home Economists documents, 1969-1970 Subseries 6.9: Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education programs, 2011-2014
Series 7: Unaffiliated organizations, 1936-2004
Series 8: Oversize materials, circa 1910-1990s, undated
- American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
- American Home Economics Association
- American Home Economics Association. Home Economists in Homemaking Section
- Annual reports
- Home Economics Guild of Indianapolis
- Home Economists in Business
- Home economics
- Home economics -- Awards
- Home economics -- Indiana
- Home economists
- Indiana -- Societies and clubs
- Indiana Home Demonstration Association
- Indiana State Home Economics Association
- Indiana Home Economics Association collection
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