A History of Home Economics Department

Description

In the summer of 1913 the first home economics course was offered at The University of Montana-Missoula. For seventy-six years the department offered courses in subjects like household budgeting, textiles, nutrition and interior design. In 1989 the department was eliminated. This exhibit illustrates the history of the department and features photographs, recruitment pamphlets and other memorabilia. For additional information about the materials in the exhibit view the Guide to the Department of Home Economics Records 1921-1988. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

 
 

 

Credits

Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula

Sections

1913-1940

Equipping Women for the Responsibilities of Citizenship

1950-1990

A Profession with a Mission

Department Scrapbook

Images of a Cultured Life

Exhibit Materials