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RG042-13-24 Home Economics Department - Photographs: Home

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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(270) 809-6152
(270) 809-4295
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Home Economics Department - Photographs

Collection Title: Photographs

Series Number: RG042-13-24

Department: Home Economics Department

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on September 5, 2013

Date Listed: September 5, 2013

Date Span: 1940s-1990s

Size of Collection: 0.25 linear feet

Number of Boxes: 1 letter half size document case

Type of Material: Photographs

Condition of Material: Good

Arrangement: Organized alphabetically by subject title of images

Historical Information: Home Economics courses were first offered at the Murray State Normal School in the fall of 1924. The department was organized in the fall of 1928 and taught classes in food preparation and small scale manufacturing of clothing. The program changed its title in 1995 to the Department of Family and Consumer Studies. In 2001, the program was restructured and became part of the Department of Adolescent, Career, and Special Education.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of photographs and slides taken and retained by the Home Economics Department and of Murray State University from the late 1940s to the late 1990s. The photographs are of classroom activities, events sponsored by the department, physical facilities and individual and group photographs.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Murray State University – Home Economics Department.

Murray State University – Family and Consumer Studies Department.

Murray State University - Adolescent, Career, and Special Education Department.

Murray State University – History.

Home economics – Study and teaching – Kentucky – Murray.