0.42 linear feet (1 document case) photographs
The Home Management programs taught students management of household operations and child care. The collection is composed of photographs and miscellaneous material about the Home Management program at South Dakota State College. Included are photographs of children who participated in the program, a history of the program, and plans for a new laboratory, the Family Resource and Management Center.
From January 1921 to June 1939, students of Home Economics at South Dakota State College were required to live in a Practice Cottage. This taught the students management of household operations. During this period, a baby was obtained from orphanages for the students to care for. The care of a child was considered a vital part of the student's training in their practical experience. In 1939, when the nursery school program was added to the home economics curriculum the practice of having a child live in the house was discontinued.
Home Management eventually became Family Resource and Management and a new complex was built in the 1970's.
The Home Management records are composed of photographs and historical material about the Home Management program at South Dakota State College. Folders include books compiled for Alice Rosenberger, Dean of the College of Home Economics by Grace Wasson Bonnell, alumni. These books contain photographs and anecdotal information about of children who participated in the Home Management baby program. Also included is a history of the program and plans for a new laboratory, the Family Resource and Management Center.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections
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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, "Home Management Records" (2018). University Archives. 58.