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Indiana Home Economics Association collection

 Collection
Identifier: L613

Scope and Contents

This collection includes documents and programs from annual meetings as well as reports, correspondence, newsletters, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, a banner, broadside, scrapbooks, video and audio cassettes from the Indiana Home Economics Association, the Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, their affiliates and parent organizations, including the Indiana Home Economics Association (1913), Indiana Home Economists in Business (1910-2015), and other organizations regarding history and organizational issues, annual meetings, seminars, committee reports, association districts and outreach.

Dates

  • 1910-2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

In 1912, a professional organization for Home Economists began as a Home Economics Section of the Indiana State Teacher's Association. In 1922, it became affiliated with the American Home Economics Association and was renamed Indiana State Home Economics Association. Sections of the association included: Home Economists in Business (organized in 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana) and Home Economists in Homemaking (organized in 1923). In 1954, the organization became known as the Indiana Home Economics Association but still retained an affiliation with the Indiana State Teacher's Association. Indiana was divided into 9 districts in 1972. In 1994, the name was changed to Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, a state affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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

Extent

17.3 Cubic Feet (56 manuscript boxes, 5 small oversize boxes, 3 medium oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 oversize banner)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:

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

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Indiana Home Economics Association on 1997/01/14, 1998/04/19, 2000/10/19, 2005/08/30, 2011/11/16, and 2015/07/09.

Accruals

Further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

ISLI 641.5 S741: Specialties of Indianapolis/Home Economists' Guild of Indianapolis ISLI L497: Indiana Extension Homemakers Association, Hancock County collection, 1946-1974 ISLI 640.715 I385co 1994/95: County President's Reports/IHEA ISLO 378 P985 NO. 501: 50 Years Learning and Service, 1913-1963/Indiana Home Demonstration Association in cooperation with Purdue University ISLI 640.7 I385h v. 1 no. 1: Indiana HEIB: Home Economists in Business

Processing Information

Collection processing and EAD finding aid completed 2015/07/31 by Brent Abercrombie. Collection processing and EAD finding aid revised by Edythe Huffman during August 2017. EAD finding aid revised by Bethany Fiechter 2017/09/22.
Title
Indiana Home Economics Association collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
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