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A Guide to the Florida Cooperative Extension Service Home Demonstration Records

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
February 2010


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Title: Florida Cooperative Extension Service Home Demonstration Records
Dates: 1912-1986
Bulk dates: 1923-1986
Abstract: Records of Home Demonstration which is administered by the Home Economics Program of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (originally the Florida Agricultural Extension Service).
Extent: 3.8 Linear feet. 9 boxes.
Identification: Series 158
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Home Demonstration was administered by the Home Economics Program of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (originally the Florida Agricultural Extension Service). The Home Demonstration program was originally administered through the Florida State College for Women in conjunction with the College's Department of Home Economics. The purpose of Home Demonstration is to transmit information pertaining to home improvement, gardening, food preservation and preparation, sewing, and related skills, to families. Initially the goals were to increase the earning capacity and then the income of farm families which would then lead to the improvement of home and community life in general. Much of this information was especially relevant during the Great Depression and, later, during World War II. The beginnings of home demonstration work can be seen in the corn clubs for boys and the tomato clubs for girls. Local clubs were formed, then county councils were set up, and ultimately a State Council was formed. In 1923 the Florida Home Demonstration Council was founded.


Scope and Content

Series 158 consists of records of Home Demonstration program, including annual reports, the Annual Meeting reports of the State (Senior) Council of Home Demonstration Work, summaries of yearly activities, histories written by home demonstration agents, and various administrative, organizational, and procedural matters. Photographs in some of the file folders were removed and placed with the agricultural photographic collection. A ninth box of uncataloged Home Demonstration circulars and bulletins was added 2/16/2000.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Florida Cooperative Extension Service Home Demonstration Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Misc. Annual Reports: 1915, 1916, 1926, 1931, 1934 by Rolfs, Harris, Newell, Keown.
1 Annual Reports 1939 through 1957.
1 Annual Reports 1958-1960.
1 Florida Extension Home Economics Week 1968, Influentials and Proclamations.
1 Home Demonstration Council Report, "A Quarter of a Century of Service" 1924-1949.
1 Brochures and Publications.
1 Installation Ceremonies.
1 Participation in Home Demonstration/Homemakers Council--1923-84 by Counties.
1 Dates by Counties when Home Demonstration Work began.
1 Federated Women's Clubs--Support of Home Demonstration Work.
1 History: County Council Reports.
1 Home Improvement Tours.
1 Home Demonstration Council 1923-1927, History of.
1 Home Demonstration Council Report 1923-24 (Resolutions, Senior Home Demonstration Work, Report).
1 Home Demonstration Council 1924-25.
1 Home Demonstration Council Report 1937-38.
1 Home Demonstration Council Report 1938-39.
1 Home Demonstration Council Report 1939-40.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1940-41.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1941-42.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1942-43.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1943-44.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1944-45.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1945-46.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1946-47.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1947-48.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1948-49.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1949-50.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1950-51.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1951-52.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1952-53.
2 Home Demonstration Council Report 1953-54.
3 Home Demonstration Council Report 1954-55.
3 Home Demonstration Council Report 1955-56.
3 Home Demonstration Council Report 1956-57.
3 Home Demonstration Council Report 1957-58.
3 Home Demonstration Council Report 1958-59.
3 Home Demonstration Council Report 1959-60.
3 Home Demonstration Council Report 1960-61.
3 Home Demonstration Council Report 1961-62.
4 State Senior Council of Home Demonstration Work 1962-63.
4 Extension Homemakers Report 1963-64.
4 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1964-65.
4 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1965-66.
4 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1966-67.
4 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1967-68.
4 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1968-69.
4 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1969-70.
4 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1970-71.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1971-72.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1972-73.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1973-74.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1974-75.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1975-76.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1976-77.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1977-78.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1978-79.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1979-80.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1980-81.
5 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1981-82.
6 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1982-83.
6 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1983-84.
6 Florida Extension Homemakers Council 1984-85.
6 Home Demonstration/Homemakers Council 1923-1984.
6 Home Demonstration Council By Laws, Purpose.
6 Scholarship Loans--History, Loans.
6 Senior Council Meeting Reports 1939-1955.
6 Summary of Yearly Activities 1923-1985.
6 Names of Agents and State Faculty.
6 Dates and Counties where served 1912-1986.
6 Role and Responsibility of Personnel 1948.
6 Scrapbook--Home Demonstration Work.
6 Home Demonstration Agents - Betty Jean Brannon: History, Speeches.
6 Home Demonstration Agents - Edith Young Barrus: Reports, Speeches.
6 Home Demonstration Agents - Agnes Ellen Harris: Writing and Work.
6 Home Demonstration Agents - Ethel Holloway: Reports, etc.
6 Home Demonstration Agents - Gladys Kendall: Writing and Reports.
7 Home Demonstration Agents - Mary Ellen Keown: History and Writings, Picture and Memorial.
7 Home Demonstration Agents - Seaman A. Knapp: Speeches and Report.
7 Home Demonstration Agents - Flavia Gleason Mimms: Reports, etc.
7 Home Demonstration Agents - Virginia P. Moore: Writing and Reports.
7 Home Demonstration Agents - Olive L. Morrill: Speeches, Reports.
7 Home Demonstration Agents - Sarah Partridge: Work and Accomplishment Reports.
7 Home Demonstration Agents - Anna Mae Sikes: Speeches, Reports.
7 Cooperative Extension Work - Historical Speeches: O. B. Martin; M.L. Wilson; R. Bingham; C. W. Warburton; E. T. York; Mrs. F. D. Roosevelt.
7 Cooperative Extension Service - Miscellaneous Speeches, Reports.
7 Home Demonstration Work - Summary of work in Florida.
7 BiCentennial History: King and Hammer 1976.
7 Historical Notes - Keown and Spencer.
7 Historical Printed Flyers, Reports, Newsletters, etc.
7 Histories of Home Demonstration Work by: A. Harris; M. Keown; Keown and Spencer; A. Warren; L. Kiser.
8 History of Agricultural Extension: J. O. Schaub - Nov. 1953.
8 History of Florida 4H Clubs.
8 History - Negro Home Demonstration Work 1915-46.
8 Pioneers in Extension Home Economics 1903-1953.
8 Home Demonstration Work--Objectives, Purposes, Philosophy.
8 Cooperative Extension: Organization, Functions, Procedures.
8 Background Information--Program Development and Training.
8 Brochures about Home Demonstration/Extension Home Economics Work.
8 Clothing and Textiles.
8 Consumer Education.
8 Farm and Home Development.
8 Publications Index.
8 Rural Home Life in Florida (Home Demonstration- Home Improvement), Magazine - Dept. of Agriculture.
8 Songbooks - Florida Home Demonstration.
8 War College for Women and Other Needs During War Years.
9 Home Demonstration circulars and bulletins.

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