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American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Education and Technology Division records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0263

Scope and Content

This collection (1951-1993, undated) contains materials from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Technology Division including correspondence, committee and meeting materials, handbooks and yearbooks. The Yearbook was published from 1981-2001, and then after 2002 was published in CD form. Published for home economics/family and consumer sciences education teachers, the Yearbook provided information to prospective housewives.

Dates

  • 1951-1993, undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The American Home Economics Association (AHEA) was founded by Ellen H. Richards in 1909. The organization's name was changed to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) in 1994. The AAFCS is dedicated to Family and Consumer Sciences professionals and strives to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life by providing educational programs, influencing public policy, and communication.



The Education and Technology Division (formerly the Teacher Education Section) focused on professional educators in secondary education, higher education and community settings interested in curriculum development, instructional methodology and technology, and planning and evaluation of family and consumer sciences programs.

Extent

3.9 Linear Feet (3 records center cartons)

Abstract

The American Home Economics Association (AHEA) was founded in 1909 and changed its name to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) in 1994. The AAFCS is a professional society for Family and Consumer Sciences professionals. The Education and Technology Division (formerly the Teacher Education Section) focused on professional educators in secondary education, higher education and community settings interested in curriculum development, instructional methodology and technology, and planning and evaluation of family and consumer sciences programs. This collection contains correspondence, committee and meeting materials, handbooks and materials related to the Yearbook. Published for home economics/family and consumer education instructors, the Yearbook provided information to prospective housewives.

Arrangement

The collection is organized Chronologically.

Items in related collections

MS-0644. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Marketing and Public Relations Committee records, 1986-1992, undated MS-0288. National Association of Teacher Educators for Family and Consumer Sciences records, 1950-2015 MS-0607. National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education records, 1969-1999, undated RS 29/7. Iowa State University. Department of Human Development and Family Studies records, 2006-2013

Related collection materials

Special Collections and University Archives also holds numerous records related to Iowa State's former College of Family and Consumer Sciences, which can be found under RS 12.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
MS-0263. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Education and Technology Division records, 1951-1993, undated
Date
December 12, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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