Guide to the Home Management House Photograph Collection
1945-1948

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Home Management House Photograph Collection
Dates: 1945-1948 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.15 cubic foot, including 23 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: P 266
Summary: The Home Management House Photograph Collection consists of images of home economics students residing in the houses and several of the infants and children that lived with the Oregon State students during the mid-1940s. A six-week residency in one of the home management houses was a requirement of all home economics students at Oregon State College.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials in English. 

Historical Note

Home management houses (or practice houses) were established in the School of Home Economics in 1916 and a six-week residency in one of the houses was required of all home economics students. Beginning in 1926, infants and toddlers lived in the home management houses and were cared for by the students and resident advisor. More than 50 children lived in the home management houses for several weeks to a year from 1926 through the 1940s.

Content Description

The Home Management House Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by a home economics student. The images consist primarily of portrait photographs, made by Hise Studio, of children who lived in the house during the mid-1940s -- Patsy, Susan, Jimmie, and Pamela. The collection also includes images of Oregon State College home economics students who were living in the home management houses and depict them with the baby, learning about a new washing machine, and greeting international students. A baptismal certificate for baby Susan is also included in the collection.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Home Management House Photograph Collection (P 266), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

The photographs were transferred from the OSU Foundation in 2008.

Related Materials :  

Information pertaining to the home management houses is available in the College of Home Economics and Education Records (RG 141) and the Human Development and Family Sciences Department Records (RG 085). Additional photographs of the home management houses and the babies and children are available in the College of Home Economics Photographs (P 044) and Harriet's Collection.


Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College. School of Home Economics.
  • Oregon State College--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Child rearing--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Children--Oregon--Corvallis--Portraits.
  • Foster children--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Home economics students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Home economics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints.
    • Other Creators :
    • Hise Studio.

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