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Sarah Hamilton Fleischmann School of Home Economics Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0279
Records in this collection include correspondence, reports of programs and research, newsletters, committee minutes, information on undergraduate curriculum, graduate programs, and scholarships.

Dates

  • 1980-1989

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

5 Cubic Feet

Abstract

Records include correspondence, report of programs and research, newsletters, committee minutes, information on undergraduate curriculum, graduate programs, and scholarships.

Administrative History

The first courses in home economics at the University of Nevada were offered in 1901, and were taught within the structure of the College of Agriculture. In 1917, the Smith-Hughes Act, a federal law that provided financial assistance for home economics education was passed and the Nevada legislature appropriated money for a new agriculture building, including facilities for home economics and studies in nutrition, household equipment and child development. In 1954, the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada provided financing for a new agriculture building. In recognition, the College of Agriculture was named the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, and the home economics unit of the college was named the Sarah Hamilton Fleischmam School of Home Economics. In February 1989, in a reorganization to consolidate programs having a common focus on human and community resource development, the School of Home Economics was incorporated in into College of Human and Community Sciences.

The School of Home Economics offered programs in child development and family life, clothing and textiles, food and nutrition, home economics education and community service, and shelter and environment.

Arrangement

The records are in order as received with the original indexing system retained; records not included in the indexing system are listed at the end of the guide.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from School of Home Economics; 1990.
Title
A Guide to the Sarah Hamilton Fleischmann School of Home Economics Records
Status
completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 2000
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
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