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 1948, 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

1

History of Home Management at Iowa State College

undated

1

11

Rating sheet for students

undated

5

6

The Life and Works of Ellen H. Richards: scrapbook

undated

1

5

Correspondence regarding: funding, cottage proposals, repairs

1916-1958, undated

1

6

Practice House Accounts

1916-1917

9

oversize

Scrapbook (7 2x3 B&W photos, 65 2x4 B&W photos, 2 3x4 B&W photos, 9 5x7 B&W photos, 3 8x10 B&W photos)

1916-1927

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

oversize

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 (28 2x3 B&W photos, 33 3x4 B&W photos, 5 5x7 B&W photos)

1924-1926

5

1

Gray Cottage: Scrapbook for Sonny (2 2x3 B&W photos, 50 4x6 B&W photos, 2 5x7 B&W photos)

1924-1926

3

2

Mary B Welch House Scrapbook (29 2x3 B&W photos, 5 4x6 B&W photos, 5 5x7 B&W photos)

1924-1928

2

1

Isabel Bevier Home Management House History: scrapbook

1924-1934

1

2

Names of Home Management Houses

1925

3

3

Mary B. Welch House Scrapbook for Charles (8 2x3 photos, 6 4x6 B&W photos)

1925-1926

4

3

Ellen H. Richards House: Scrapbook for Ellen (5 3x5 B&W photos, 1 4x6 B&W photo)

1925-1926

7

oversize

Scrapbook: photographs of Home Management Babies (9 2x3 B&W photos, 15 3x4 B&W photos, 7 2x4 B&W photos, 3 4x6 B&W photos, 24 5x7 B&W photos, 21 8x10 B&W photos)

1925-1936

3

4

Mary B. Welch House and Ellen H. Richards House: Scrapbook for Baby June (10 1.5x2 B&W photos, 27 2x3 B&W photos, 2 3x4 B&W photos, 4 5x7 B&W photos)

1926-1928

3

5

Gertrude Coburn House: Scrapbook for Baby Ruth (14 1.5x2 B&W photos, 12 2x3 B&W photos, 6 4x6 B&W photos)

1928-1929

9

oversize

Georgia White House: Scrapbook for Baby Jerry (5 2x3 B&W photos, 1 2.5x4 B&W photos, 2 3x4 B&W photos, 1 5x7 B&W photo)

1929-1930

9

oversize

Ellen H. Richards House: Scrapbook for Richard Lee (9 2x3 B&W photos, 39 2x4 B&W photos)

1929-1931

1

12

Correspondence: closing of houses, baby at Benedict House

1929-1933

1

14

Printed and Mimeographed Material: used in all 2 Home Management Courses

1929-1932, undated

2

2

Isabel Bevier Home Management House: Baby Book for Janice (24 2x3 B&W photos, 5 4x6 B&W photos)

1930-1932

3

6

Gertrude Coburn Home Management House: scrapbook, includes house history (11 2x3 B&W photos, 3 3x4 B&W photos, 9 4x6 B&W photos)

1930-1932

4

4

Ellen H. Richards House: list of projects

1930-1936

2

3

Isabel Bevier House Scrapbook (58 2x3 B&W photos, 1 4x6 B&W photos)

1931-1932

6

1

Alice Norton House: scrapbook ( 30 2x3 B&W photos, 13 2x4 B&W photos, 4 3x4 B&W photos, 1 4x6 B&W photo, 3 5x7 B&W photos)

1931-1933

2

4

Isabel Bevier House: Baby Book for Betty Jean (2 4x6 B&W photos, 6 2x3 B&W photos)

1932

2

5

Isabel Bevier House: Baby Book for Margaret Ann (12 2x3 B&W photos, 1 4x6 B&W photos)

1933

2

6

Scrapbook of poems given to the Isabel Bevier House

1933

7

oversize

Scrapbook (14 2x3 B&W photos, 6 3x4 B&W photos, 9 4x6 B&W photos, 20 5x7 B&W photos, 8 8x10 B&W photos)

1937

2

7

Isabel Bevier House Scrapbook (47 2x3 B&W photos)

1937-1938

4

5

Ellen H. Richards House: scrapbook (1 1x2 B&W photo, 6 4x6 B&W photos)

1938

5

2

Norton House: scrapbook (4 2x3 B&W photos, 7 4x6 B&W photos)

1938

4

1

Gertrude Coburn House Scrapbook (3 2x3 B&W photos, 1 3x4 B&W photos)

1939

5

3

Norton House: scrapbook (2 2x3 B&W photos, 8 4x6 B&W photos)

1939

8

oversize

5 Scrapbooks (7 2x3 B&W photos, 17 2.5x4 B&W photos, 17 2.5x3 B&W photos)

1939-1946, undated

5

4

Alice Norton House: scrapbook (21 2x3 B&W photos)

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 &IIIb

1940-1941

4

6

Sloss House: scrapbook (54 2x3 B&W photos, 2 3x4 B&W photos, 7 4x6 B&W photos)

1941-1942

3

1

Isabel Bevier House Scrapbook (25 2x3 B&W photos)

1942

5

8

Guest Book (4 2x3 B&W photos)

1945-1948

5

5

Alice Norton House: scrapbook (5 2.5x4 B&W photos)

1947