Special Collections and University Archives

Student baking during a Department of Home Economics class, 1947 As the State Normal and Industrial School was founded with the mission of producing teachers and educating women to assist in the recovery of the post Civil War South, classes needed to support the three concentrations of study: teaching, home economics, and business. The early administration […]

Count Down to T-Day The first check box says it all : Don’t Panic. Swift & Co., owners of the iconic Butterball Turkey brand, offered this guide to help the harried cook survive Thanksgiving preparations.Great American dinners : turkey with all the trimmings : the Butterball planner, step-by-step directions for a truly great holiday meal.item […]

An exhibit featuring gardening trends fromWorld War I through the 1970s highlightingmaterials in the World War I andHome Economics Pamphlet Collections July 6, 2009 – January 4, 2010 EUC Connector WORLD WAR I Inspired by the devastating food shortages in Europe, Charles Lathrop Pack promoted gardening on the homefront. The National War Garden Commission was […]