Guide to the Florence Lynds Shuff Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Shuff, Florence Lynds, 1907-1994.
Title: Florence Lynds Shuff Collection
Dates: 1940-1957 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft.
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Summary: The Florence Lynds Shuff Collection documents the early years (1940-1944) of the Home Extension program in Marion County (Or.) and the role of the Oregon Home Economics Extension Council in the establishment of Azalea House, a cooperative house for women students, at Oregon State College.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Florence Lynds Shuff graduated from Oregon State College with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1956, after her formal education had been postponed for many years because of homemaking and teaching duties. She first became involved in home economics extension in 1936 and several years later helped found the first unit in her home in Marion County. About this time she also became active in the Oregon Home Economics Extension Council, which was instrumental in the establishment of Azalea House.

In 1946, she published the first issue of the Council newsletter (Council Comments) and served as editor for 16 years. After receiving her degree in 1956, she continued teaching at the only remaining one room school in Benton County until her retirement in 1958. She moved to Corvallis from Salem in 1945 and married Harold A. Shuff in 1957. She lived in Corvallis until her death in 1994.

Content Description

This collection consists of 2 scrapbooks and a Handbook for Officers of Marion County Home Extension Units, 1943- 1944. One scrapbook includes clippings and photographs tracing the establishment of Azalea House (1945-1957); the other scrapbook contains clippings documenting the beginning of the Home Extension program in Marion County (1940-1944).

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Florence Lynds Shuff Collection, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Related Materials :  

More information about the Oregon Home Economics Extension Council is available in the Memorabilia Collection. The Publications Collection includes Council Comments (PUB 413) and the Homemakers Council Proceedings (PUB 8-23a). Additional information about Azalea House can be found in the Azalea House Records.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Home Economics Extension Council.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College--Student housing.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Marion County (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Home economics extension work--Oregon--Marion County.
  • Housing, Cooperative--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student housing--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Scrapbooks.

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