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Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, Sarah Hamilton Fleischmann School of Home Economics Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0424
Records related to the incorporation of the School of Home Economics into the College of Human and Community Sciences, include proposals, reports, correspondence, committee minutes, curriculum outlines, alumni material, consultant material and other planning documents.

Dates

  • 1988-1990

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

0.5 Cubic Feet

Abstract

Records related to the incorporation of the School of Home Economics into the College of Human and Community Sciences, include proposals, reports, correspondence, committee minutes, curriculum outlines, alumni material, consultant material and other planning documents.

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

Arranged by subject and chronologically thereunder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the College of Human and Community Sciences, 1 August 2002.

Related Collections

Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture. Sarah Hamilton Fleischmann School of Home Economics, Records, 1980-1989. AC 279
Title
A Guide to the Records of the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, Sarah Hamilton Fleischmann School of Home Economics
Status
completed
Author
Jim Bantin
Date
Approximately 2003
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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