Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 12/5/4
Iowa State University

Department of Family Environment

Home Management House Program
Records, 1934-1935


Descriptive summary

creator:

Iowa State University. Department of Family Environment. Home Management House Program

title:

Records

dates:

1916-1960, undated

extent:

7.11 linear feet (5 document boxes, 1 half-document box, 3 oversized boxes)

collection number:

RS 12/5/4

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Iowa State University, Department of Family Environment, Home Management House Program, RS 12/5/4, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Historical note

The Home Management Houses at Iowa State developed from a proposal in 1916 by Home Economics Department Dean, Catharine MacKay. She proposed that a laboratory be established where students could experience life as a homemaker. The Board of Education accepted her proposal and in 1916, first house (Practice House) was rented by the university at 1208 Kellogg in Ames. Senior students lived in the house for 2 week intervals paying $8.00 for room and board. The students rotated jobs at the house so all would be provided experiences in the tasks of running a household. Increased enrollment, the distance of the house from campus, and the requirements of the Smith-Hughes Act necessitated more and better facilities. Plans were made for an on-campus unit of houses. In 1919, the Knapp house located across from the Knoll was purchased and remodeled. In 1920, the Knapp house opened as the first practice house on campus. The introduction of babies to the Home Management Houses occurred in 1924. Until 1958, babies were secured from child welfare agencies to be tended by the students in the Home Management Houses.

 

Collection description

The collection (1916-1960, undated) contains several scrapbooks, which include photographs of the women who lived in the homes, as well as photos of the babies being cared for. Recollections of the time spent in the homes and information regarding the progress of the children can be found as well in the scrapbooks. Also included are practice house accounts, newspaper clippings, list of resident advisors, and correspondence.

 

Organization

The collection is arranged chronologically

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

6

Practice House Accounts

1916-1917

9

OVR

Scrapbook (includes 86 b/w photographs)

1916-1927

1

5

Correspondence regarding: funding, cottage proposals, repairs

1916-1958, undated

1

7

Practice House Accounts

1917-1918

5

7

Guest Book

1917-1925

1

8

Practice House Accounts

1919

1

9

Practice House Accounts

1919-1920

1

10

Practice House Accounts

1920-1928

7

OVR

Scrapbook: History of Home Management

1920-1948

1

3

List of Resident Advisors

1923-1933

1

4

Newspaper Clippings

1923-1960
undated

4

2

Beach House: Scrapbook for Baby Betty (includes 66 b/w photographs)

1924-1926

5

1

Gray Cottage: Scrapbook for Sonny (includes 54 b/w photographs)

1924-1926

3

2

Mary B. Welch House Scrapbook (includes 39 b/w photographs)

1924-1928

2

1

Isabel Bevier House Scrapbook: history of house

1924-1934

1

2

Names of Home Management Houses

1925

4

3

Ellen H. Richards House: Scrapbook for Ellen (includes 6 b/w photographs)

1925-1926

3

3

Mary B. Welch House: Scrapbook for Charles (includes 14 b/w photographs)

1925-1926

7

OVR

Scrapbook: Photographs of Home Management Babies (70 b/w photographs)

1925-1936

3

4

Mary B. Welch House and Ellen H. Richards House: Scrapbook for Baby June (includes 43 b/w photographs)

1926-1928

3

5

Gertrude Coburn House: Scrapbook for Baby Ruth (includes 32 b/w photographs)

1928-1929

9

OVR

Georgia White House: Scrapbook for Baby Jerry (includes 9 b/w photographs)

1929-1930

9

OVR

Ellen H. Richards House: Scrapbook for Richard Lee (includes 48 b/w photographs)

1929-1931

1

14

Course Materials

1929-1932, undated

1

12

Correspondence: closing of houses, baby at Benedict House

1929-1933

3

6

Gertrude Coburn House: scrapbook, includes house history (includes 23 b/w photographs)

1930-1932

2

2

Isabel Bevier House: Baby Book for Janice (includes 29 b/w photographs)

1930-1932

4

4

Ellen H. Richards House: list of projects

1930-1936

2

3

Isabel Bevier House Scrapbook (includes 59 b/w photographs)

1931-1932

6

1

Alice Norton House Scrapbook (includes 51 b/w photographs)

1931-1933

2

4

Isabel Bevier House: Baby Book for Betty Jean (includes 8 b/w photographs)

1932

2

5

Isabel Bevier House: Baby Book for Margaret Ann (includes 13 b/w photographs)

1933

2

6

Scrapbook of poems given to the Isabel Bevier House

1933

7

OVR

Scrapbook (includes 57 b/w photographs)

1937

2

7

Isabel Bevier House Scrapbook (includes 47 b/w photographs)

1937-1938

4

5

Ellen H. Richards House Scrapbook (includes 7 b/w photographs)

1938

6

2

Ellen H. Richards House: Baby Ned Scrapbook

1938-1939

5

2

Alice Norton House Scrapbook (includes 11 b/w photographs)

1938

4

1

Gertrude Coburn House Scrapbook (includes 4 b/w photographs)

1939

5

3

Alice Norton House Scrapbook (includes 10 b/w photographs)

1939

8

OVR

Scrapbooks (5) (includes 41 b/w photographs)

1939-1946, undated

5

4

Alice Norton House Scrapbook (includes 21 b/w photographs)

1940

1

13

Printed and Mimeographed Material for Home Management Project: Projects IIIa & IIIb

1940-1941

1

15

Printed and Mimeographed Material for Home Management Projects IIIa and IIIb

1940-1941

4

6

Sloss House Scrapbook (includes 63 b/w photographs)

1941-1942

3

1

Isabel Bevier House Scrapbook (includes 25 b/w photogrpahs)

1942

5

8

Guest Book (includes 4 b/w photographs)

1945-1948

5

5

Alice Norton House Scrapbook (includes 5 b/w photographs)

1947

1

1

History of Home Management at Iowa State College

undated

1

11

Rating sheet for students

undated

5

6

Scrapbook: Life and Works of Ellen H. Richards

undated