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Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Records,

 Collection
Identifier: UA-5030

Scope and Contents

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Records contain records dating 1962-2007, including records under the name of the Department of Home Economics. Many of the files are administrative in nature, including correspondence, reports, memoranda, departmental announcements, meeting minutes, and personnel/salary information. There are also many academic documents, such as curriculum proposals, course offerings, scholarship information and program information. There is a large accession containing information on ASU’s administration of the Title XX Program, of which ASU Day Care is a part. Similarly there is information on the Lucy Brock Child Development Center throughout the collection.

Dates

  • 1962-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1962 - 1981

Creator

Access Restrictions

The following accessions are partially or fully restricted due to the presence of personal information: UA.2005.152 and UA.2005.250.

Historical Note

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has a long history at Appalachian. Beginning in 1912, Appalachian Training School had a Domestic Science Space, with some instruction and in 1913, courses in Home Economics were offered. With the establishment of Appalachian State Teachers College came the establishment of the Department of Home Economics, which held this name until 1996. Between 1968 and 1996, the Department of Home Economics was in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. In 1997, the department was renamed as the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and remained in the College of Fine and Applied Arts until 2010, when ASU established the College of Health Sciences. Some of the elements of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences were moved to that college under the name of Nutrition and Health Care Management, and the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences itself was relocated to the Reich College of Education. Currently, the department offers undergraduate and graduate coursework, with programs in Apparel and Textiles, Child Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary Education, leading to Bachelors of Science degrees and Master of Arts degrees.

Extent

41.51 Linear Feet (2 records boxes, 78 boxes, 2 half-sized manuscript boxes, 1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly the Department of Home Economics) is currently in the Reich College of Education. This record group contain records dating 1962-2007, including administrative and academic records under the name of the Department of Home Economics.
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Grant Maher
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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