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Iowa Association of Family and Consumer Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0265

Scope and Content

This collection (1917-2009) consists of annual meeting minutes, agendas, and related materials; correspondence; financial reports; handbooks; membership records; newsletters; publications; and scholarship files. Meetings of committees and sections are documented through meeting minutes, agendas, and correspondence. Publications, handbooks, and newsletters are included in the collection and record the efforts and goals of the organization as well as the concerns facing the members. A large portion of the collection consists of materials related to annual meetings and information about scholarships offered to college students majoring in family and consumer sciences.

Dates

  • 1909-2017, Undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The Iowa Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (IAFCS) was organized as the Iowa Home Economics Association in November 1909 at the annual meeting of the Iowa State Teachers Association. Alice D. Feuling of Iowa State College (University) was elected the first president. The name was changed in 1994 to the Iowa Association of Family and Consumer Sciences due to the name change of its parent affiliate, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.



The Association was formed to bring together homemakers and professionals interested in family and consumer sciences. IAFCS has been an active organization in both the state and in the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Membership services include newsletters, annual meetings, workshops, and conferences.



The Association published the book Unit Method of Sewing (call no. TT508 Io9u) in 1950. By the fourth edition, the name of the book was changed to Unit Method of Clothing Construction (call no. TT508 Io9u4). Proceeds from the book and subsequent revisions went to a scholarship fund which started issuing scholarships to undergraduate students in family and consumer sciences in 1953. Starting in 1969, the scholarships were presented to graduate students.

Extent

8.82 Linear Feet (21 document boxes)

Arrangement

The collection is organized into six series:

Series 1, Annual Meetings, circa 1930-1997 (chronological)

Series 2, Administrative Records, 1926-2008, undated (chronological)

Series 3, Historian, 1917-1990, undated (alphabetical)

Series 4, Publications and Newsletters, 1928-2009, undated (chronological)

Series 5, Related Organizations, 1931-2002, undated (alphabetical)

Series 6, Scholarship Fund, 1951-1994, undated (alphabetical)

Items in related collections

MS-0607. National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education records, 1969-1999, undated 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-0611. Des Moines Home Economics Association records, 1961-1977

Related collection materials

Copies of the Iowa Home Economics Association Newsletter and the IAFCS Newsletter (Special Collections call nos. TX1 I69x, TX1 I961, and TX1 I6911) have been cataloged and are available in Special Collections.



For related collections, see the collections housed in the University Archives related to the Iowa State University College of Family and Consumer Sciences (RS 12).

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
MS-0265. Iowa Association of Family and Consumer Sciences records, 1909-2017, Undated
Date
October 15, 2019
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

Contact:
403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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