Agatha Louise Huepenbecker papers
Scope and Content
This collection (1951-2012, undated) contains materials that document Huepenbecker's career at Iowa State and includes biographical information, correspondence files, honors and awards information, news clippings, and photographs. The collection also contains files related to her involvement with the American Home Economics Association (later called the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences) and Phi Kappa Phi (an academic honor society). These association and honor society files include correspondence, meeting minutes and presentation materials. Additional correspondence and photographs from her retirement reception at Iowa State are also included in the collection.
- 1951-2012, undated (bulk 1964-1997)
- Huepenbecker, Agatha Louise (Person)
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Open for research.
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Agatha Louise Huepenbecker Burnet was born to Arthur Walter and Margaret Huepenbecker on November 23, 1930, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She earned a B.S. (1952) from Indiana University, a M.S. (1956) from Iowa State College (University) and a Ph.D. (1969) from Ohio State University.
Huepenbecker began her career at Iowa State in 1956 serving as an Instructor in the Department of Textiles and Clothing after completing her graduate degree. She was soon hired as an Assistant Professor (1959-1965) of textiles and clothing and promoted to Associate Professor (1968-1972) and Professor (1972-1993). For many years, she served as Head (1968-1993) of the Department of Textiles and Clothing. Huepenbecker retired from Iowa State University in 1993 and was named Professor Emeritus.
Huepenbecker served in many professional organizations throughout her career. She was President of the American Home Economics Association, President of the Association of College Professors in Textiles and Clothing, and President of the Iowa Home Economics Association. In addition to these roles, she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and others.
Huepenbecker has received numerous awards from organizations, including the Unsung Hero Award from the Ames Tribune, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and an Alumni Award from Iowa State University.
Agatha Huepenbecker married George Burnet, a member of Iowa State University's College of Engineering faculty, in 1995. She died on August 23, 2012, in Ames, Iowa.
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Agatha Louise Huepenbecker Burnet earned a B.S. (1952) from Indiana University, a M.S. (1956) from Iowa State College (University) and a Ph.D. (1969) from Ohio State University. She was a professor (1959-1993) in the Department of Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University and also served as Head of the Department for twenty-five years. Huepenbecker was active in the American Home Economics Association along with several other professional organizations. This collection contains biographical information, correspondence with professional organizations, files related to her work at Iowa State, honors and awards information, and news clippings.
This collection is organized Alphabetically with biographical information at the front.
Released on 2018-11-01.
- American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
- American Home Economics Association
- Awards Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Home economics--Iowa Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Home economics--Societies, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Huepenbecker, Agatha Louise
- Iowa State University. Department of Textiles and Clothing--Faculty Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographic prints Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- RS 12/10/16. Agatha Louise Huepenbecker papers, 1951-2012, undated (bulk 1964-1997)
- January 22, 2019
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