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UA 102.018 Guide to the North Carolina State University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Records, 1903 - 1981 (Bulk, 1930-1970)

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The General Records series contains the bulk of the records. It contains files pertaining to numerous activites of the Home Demonstration and Home Economics departments. Subjects include the elderly, health and sanitation, food preparation and nutrition, literacy, music programming, recreation, international relations, and poverty. The series also includes a number of forms of publicity (including contests, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets), reports from studies and conferences, and internal and external correspondence. There is a significant amount of information relating to the Master Farm Homemakers' Guild. Files have been arranged alphabetically.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Advisory Committee Extension Study, 1956 - 1958, undated
[Box 1, Folder 2] Aging, American Issues Forum, Older Americans in Our Society, 1975 - 1976
[Box 1, Folder 3] Aging, Extension Program, folder 1 of 2, 1976 - 1980
[Box 1, Folder 4] Aging, Extension Program, folder 2 of 2, 1976 February 2, undated
[Box 1, Folder 5] Aging, North Carolina Governor's Coordinating Council, folder 1 of 2, 1964 - 1969
[Box 1, Folder 6] Aging, North Carolina Governor's Coordinating Council, folder 2 of 2, 1970 - 1973, undated
[Box 1, Folder 7] Aging, North Carolina State Plan, Title III of Older Americans Act, 1966 May
[Box 2, Folder 1] Agreements, 1928 - 1958
[Box 2, Folder 2] American Home Economics Association Meeting, Reports and Bulletin, 1927
[Box 2, Folder 3] American Institute of Cooperation, 1956
[Box 2, Folder 4] Appraisal of Home Demonstration Work, by Jane S. McKimmon, undated
[Box 2, Folder 5] Articles and Press Releases, folder 1 of 2, 1937 - 1945
[Box 2, Folder 6] Articles and Press Releases, folder 2 of 2, 1946 - 1959, undated
[Box 2, Folder 7] Associated Country Women of the World, 1936 - 1959
[Box 2, Folder 8] Awards of Merit, 1929 - 1944
[Box 2, Folder 9] Book on Home Demonstration, Correspondence, 1958 - 1959
[Box 2, Folder 10] Cancer, folder 1 of 2, 1955 - 1957
[Box 2, Folder 11] Cancer, folder 2 of 2, 1955
[Box 2, Folder 12] Canning Labels, undated
Canning Labels, undated external link
[Box 2, Folder 13] Circular Letters, folder 1 of 3, 1937 - 1954
[Box 3, Folder 1] Circular Letters, folder 2 of 3, 1955 - 1957
[Box 3, Folder 2] Circular Letters, folder 3 of 3, 1958 - 1961
[Box 3, Folder 3] Citations, 1956 - 1958
[Box 3, Folder 4] Citizenship, folder 1 of 2, 1915, 1948 - 1956
[Box 3, Folder 5] Citizenship, folder 2 of 2, 1957 - 1961
[Box 3, Folder 6] Clippings, 1934 - 1955
[Box 3, Folder 7] Conferences, 1932 - 1961
[Box 3, Folder 8] Consumer Competence, 1966 - 1969
[Box 4, Folder 1] Contest, "How the Organization to Which I Belong is Contributing to World Peace,", 1955
[Box 4, Folder 2] Contest, National Home Demonstration Song Contest, 1954 - 1956
[Box 4, Folder 3] Contest, "The Rural Home,", 1952
[Box 4, Folder 4] Contest, "Twelve Reasons Why I Belong to a Home Demonstration Club," folder 1 of 2, 1950 - 1951
[Box 4, Folder 5] Contest, "Twelve Reasons Why I Belong to a Home Demonstration Club," folder 2 of 2, 1950
[Box 4, Folder 6] Corn Meal and Grits Enrichment Legislation, 1952 - 1955
[Box 4, Folder 7] Correspondence, General, 1911, 1918 - 1922, 1930 - 1940, 1945, 1953
[Box 4, Folder 8] Emergency Reports, folder 1 of 2, 1933
[Box 4, Folder 9] Emergency Reports, folder 2 of 2, 1933
[Box 4, Folder 10] Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1937 - 1960
[Box 4, Folder 11] Farm and Home Development, folder 1 of 2, 1953 - 1960
[Box 4, Folder 12] Farm and Home Development, folder 2 of 2, undated
[Box 4, Folder 13] Farm Record Book, undated
[Box 5, Folder 1] Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs, folder 1 of 4, 1922 - 1945
[Box 5, Folder 2] Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs, folder 2 of 4, 1946 - 1951
[Box 5, Folder 3] Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs, folder 3 of 4, 1952 - 1954
[Box 5, Folder 4] Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs, folder 4 of 4, 1955 - 1961
[Box 5, Folder 5] Food Conservation, Marketing, and Handicrafts Reference, 1936 - 1941
[Box 5, Folder 6] Foods and Nutrition Reference, undated
[Box 5, Folder 7] Green 'n' Growing, folder 1 of 2, 1959
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[Box 6, Folder 1] Green 'n' Growing, folder 2 of 2, 1960
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[Box 6, Folder 2] Handbook, North Carolina Organization of Home Demonstration Clubs, 1963
[Box 6, Folder 3] Health, 1940 - 1960
[Box 6, Folder 4] Home Demonstration Agents' Association, folder 1 of 3, 1940 - 1954
[Box 6, Folder 5] Home Demonstration Agents' Association, folder 2 of 3, 1955 - 1956
[Box 6, Folder 6] Home Demonstration Agents' Association, folder 3 of 3, 1957 - 1961
[Box 6, Folder 7] Home Demonstration Pageant, 1954
[Box 6, Folder 8] Home Demonstration Projects, 1925 - 1939, undated
[Box 6, Folder 9] Home Demonstration Work, 1911 - 1936
[Box 6, Folder 10] Home Demonstration Work by Counties, 1933 - 1955, undated
[Box 7, Folder 1] Home Economics Foundation, 1948 - 1959
[Box 7, Folder 2] Home Economics Seminars, 1951 - 1959
[Box 7, Folder 3] Homemakers' Hints, 1947
[Box 7, Folder 4] Job Descriptions, folder 1 of 2, 1956 - 1959, undated
[Box 7, Folder 5] Job Descriptions, folder 2 of 2, undated
[Box 7, Folder 6] Joint Health Program, North Carolina Board of Health and Extension Service, 1946 - 1948
[Box 7, Folder 7] Knapp, Seaman A., 1903, 1912 - 1915, 1953
[Box 7, Folder 8] Leadership, 1933 - 1954
[Box 7, Folder 9] Leadership Contest, A & P Tea Company, 1956 - 1961
[Box 7, Folder 10] Legislature, 1930 - 1943
[Box 7, Folder 11] Library Project, folder 1 of 3, 1936 - 1940
[Box 7, Folder 12] Library Project, folder 2 of 3, 1941 - 1954
[Box 8, Folder 1] Library Project, folder 3 of 3, 1953 - 1961
[Box 8, Folder 2] Library-Community Project, 1959 - 1961
[Box 8, Folder 3] Literacy Program, 1958 - 1960
[Box 8, Folder 4] Live at Home Dinner and Broadcast, 1929, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 5] Low-Income Families, folder 1 of 2, 1965 - 1968
[Box 8, Folder 6] Low-Income Families, folder 2 of 2, 1962 - 1972
[Box 8, Folder 7] Marketing, 1956, 1958
[Box 8, Folder 8] Master Farm Family Award, 1940 - 1956
[Box 8, Folder 9] Master Farm Homemakers' Guild, Articles, 1928 - 1930
[Box 8, Folder 10] Master Farm Homemakers' Guild, Correspondence, 1930 - 1952
[Box 9, Folder 1] Master Farm Homemakers' Guild, Dinners and Ceremonies, 1929 - 1930
[Box 9, Folder 2] Master Farm Homemakers' Guild, Financial Reports, 1931 - 1954
[Box 9, Folder 3] Master Farm Homemakers' Guild, Manuscripts, 1928, undated
[Box 9, Folder 4] Master Farm Homemakers' Guild, Minutes, 1930 - 1953
[Box 9, Folder 5] Master Farm Homemakers' Guild, Newsletters, 1936 - 1938
[Box 9, Folder 6] Master Farm Homemakers' Guild, Worksheets, 1928 - 1929
[Box 9, Folder 7] McGrath Report, The Changing Mission of Home Economics, 1963, 1968
[Box 9, Folder 8] McKimmon, Jane S., 1936 - 1966, undated
[Box 9, Folder 9] McKimmon, Jane S., Loan Fund, 1927 - 1944
[Box 10, Folder 1] Music Program, folder 1 of 5, 1949 - 1951, undated
[Box 10, Folder 2] Music Program, folder 2 of 5, 1952
[Box 10, Folder 3] Music Program, folder 3 of 5, 1953
[Box 10, Folder 4] Music Program, folder 4 of 5, 1954
[Box 10, Folder 5] Music Program, folder 5 of 5, 1955 - 1961
[Box 10, Folder 6] National Appraisal of Home Demonstration Work, 1947, undated
[Box 10, Folder 7] National Home Demonstration Council, folder 1 of 4, 1952
[Box 11, Folder 1] National Home Demonstration Council, folder 2 of 4, 1952
[Box 11, Folder 2] National Home Demonstration Council, folder 3 of 4, 1955 - 1956
[Box 11, Folder 3] National Home Demonstration Council, folder 4 of 4, 1957 - 1960
[Box 11, Folder 4] National Home Demonstration Study, North Carolina Counties, 1957, undated
[Box 11, Folder 5] National Home Demonstration Week, 1948 - 1961
[Box 11, Folder 6] Neighborhood Leaders, folder 1 of 2, 1941 - 1942
[Box 11, Folder 7] Neighborhood Leaders, folder 2 of 2, 1943 - 1946, undated
[Box 11, Folder 8] New Careers Program, 1968 - 1969, undated
[Box 11, Folder 9] Nutrition Committee, 1941 - 1943
[Box 12, Folder 1] Nutrition Task Force, North Carolina White House Conference on Aging, 1969 - 1973
[Box 12, Folder 2] Organization of Home Demonstration Clubs, 1956, 1959 - 1960
[Box 12, Folder 3] Oud, Rieha, Dutch Country Women's Association, North Carolina Visit, 1948 - 1949
[Box 12, Folder 4] Pageant, Green 'a' Growin, 1954
[Box 12, Folder 5] Personal Transportation Issues, Tar Heel Economist, 1981 June
[Box 12, Folder 6] Post-War Plans, 1941 - 1945
[Box 12, Folder 7] Program Development Guide, 1956 January
[Box 12, Folder 8] Program Planning, folder 1 of 4, 1937 - 1947
[Box 12, Folder 9] Program Planning, folder 2 of 4, 1948 - 1949
[Box 12, Folder 10] Program Planning, folder 3 of 4, 1951 - 1956
[Box 13, Folder 1] Program Planning, folder 4 of 4, 1957 - 1961
[Box 13, Folder 2] Publicity, 1909 - 1964
[Box 13, Folder 3] Publicity Guide, c. 1953
[Box 13, Folder 4] Questionnaires, 1935 - 1941, undated
[Box 13, Folder 4] Questionnaires, 1935 - 1941, undated
[Box 13, Folder 5] Recreation, folder 1 of 2, 1945 - 1950
[Box 13, Folder 6] Recreation, folder 2 of 2, 1951 - 1955
[Box 13, Folder 7] Reports, Annual 4-H Short Course, 1932
[Box 13, Folder 8] Reports, General, 1926 - 1951
[Box 13, Folder 9] Reports and Pamphlets, folder 1 of 2, 1918 - 1939
[Box 14, Folder 1] Reports and Pamphlets, folder 2 of 2, 1940 - 1957, 1964
[Box 14, Folder 2] Research, 1956 - 1957
[Box 14, Folder 3] Rural Women's Symposium, folder 1 of 2, 1959
[Box 14, Folder 4] Rural Women's Symposium, folder 2 of 2, 1959
[Box 14, Folder 5] Rural Women's Symposium Report, 1959 August
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[Box 14, Folder 6] Speeches, 1932 - 1954
[Box 14, Folder 7] Staff Conferences, 1937 - 1944, 1952 - 1959
[Box 14, Folder 8] Studies, folder 1 of 2, 1954
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[Box 14, Folder 9] Studies, folder 2 of 2, 1955 - 1956
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[Box 15, Folder 1] Study of North Carolina Negro Homemakers, 1964 September
[Box 15, Folder 2] Surveys and Statistics, 1936, 1942, 1950, undated
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[Box 15, Folder 3] Tributes, 1948 - 1961
[Box 15, Folder 4] Turnkey III Home Ownership Program, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970 - 1971
[Box 15, Folder 5] Turnkey III Home Ownership Program, High Point, North Carolina, 1970 - 1971
[Box 15, Folder 6] Turnkey III Home Ownership Program, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1970 - 1971
[Box 15, Folder 7] Turnkey III Home Ownership Program, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1969 - 1971
[Box 15, Folder 8] Wake County Home Demonstration Work Study, 1947
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[Box 15, Folder 9] War Savings Stamps and Bonds, 1944 - 1945
[Box 15, Folder 10] Women in War Work, 1942 - 1946
[Box 16, Folder 1] Workshop Reports, 1946 - 1947, 1956
This series contains correspondence, reports, brochures, and newspaper clippings pertaining to specific employees of Home Demonstration and Home Economics. It also includes records relating to College employees, such as John Caldwell, who did not work specifically for Home Demonstration but had various interactions with the organization. People in this category other than John Caldwell include W.L. Carpenter, D.W. Colvard, William C. Friday, John W. Goodman, C. Brice Ratchford, Ira Obed Schaub, W. Kerr Scott, R.W. Shoffner, Fred Sloan, and David S. Weaver. Of particular interest are those files relating to Ruth Current, who was the state home demonstration leader between 1957 and 1961. Files have been arranged alphabetically.
[Box 16, Folder 2] Agricultural Specialists, 1953 - 1960
[Box 16, Folder 3] Albanese, Naomi, 1958 - 1959
[Box 16, Folder 4] Anderson, Jean, 1953 - 1955
[Box 16, Folder 5] Arant, Anamerle, 1948 - 1950, 1960 - 1966
[Box 16, Folder 6] Caldwell, John T., 1959 - 1961
[Box 16, Folder 7] Carpenter, W.L., 1960 - 1961
[Box 16, Folder 8] Colvard, D.W., 1956 - 1959
[Box 16, Folder 9] Cox, Florence, 1948
[Box 16, Folder 10] Current, Ruth, folder 1 of 3, 1937 - 1950
[Box 16, Folder 11] Current, Ruth, folder 2 of 3, 1951 - 1961
[Box 16, Folder 12] Current, Ruth, folder 3 of 3, undated
[Box 16, Folder 13] Current, Ruth, Biographical Records, 1953 - 1967
[Box 17, Folder 1] Ferguson, Rachel H., 1953 - 1957, 1965
[Box 17, Folder 2] Friday, William C., 1956 - 1959
[Box 17, Folder 3] Goodman, John W., 1954
[Box 17, Folder 4] Kennett, Nell, 1952 - 1963
[Box 17, Folder 5] Lists of Staff Members, 1938 - 1960
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[Box 17, Folder 6] Nance, Virginia M., 1956 - 1958
[Box 17, Folder 7] Ratchford, C. Brice, 1955 - 1959
[Box 17, Folder 8] Schaub, Ira Obed, 1937 - 1948
[Box 17, Folder 9] Scott, W. Kerr, 1949 - 1952
[Box 17, Folder 10] Shoffner, R.W., 1950 - 1963
[Box 17, Folder 11] Sloan, Fred, 1951
[Box 17, Folder 12] Staff Members, North Carolina, Information, 1933 - 1966
[Box 17, Folder 13] Stanton, Verna, 1957, undated
[Box 17, Folder 14] Weaver, David S., folder 1 of 2, 1945 - 1955
[Box 17, Folder 15] Weaver, David S., folder 2 of 2, 1956 - 1961
The Farm and Home Week series contains newspaper clippings, reports, brochures, and correspondence from Farm and Home Week at North Carolina State College between the years listed above. Files have been arranged chronologically.
[Box 18, Folder 1] Farm and Home Week, folder 1 of 6, 1931 - 1936
[Box 18, Folder 2] Farm and Home Week, folder 2 of 6, 1937 - 1939
[Box 18, Folder 3] Farm and Home Week, folder 3 of 6, 1940 - 1942
[Box 18, Folder 4] Farm and Home Week, folder 4 of 6, 1944 - 1948
[Box 18, Folder 5] Farm and Home Week, folder 5 of 6, 1949 - 1955
[Box 18, Folder 6] Farm and Home Week, folder 6 of 6, 1956
[Box 26, Folder 2] Farm and Home Week - Annual Program, 1938-1960
[Box 26, Folder 1] Farm and Home Week Song Book, undated
This series contains those records pertaining to National Home Demonstration Week in North Carolina. These records had initially been titled "Scrapbooks," but the contents in general are bound volumes containing questionnaires, newspaper clippings, publicity, and reports on National Home Demonstration Weeks. Where the files contain more specific information, this has been noted in the folder title. For instance, several years had been divided by the records' creator into "white" and "Negro". Files have been arranged chronologically.
[Box 18, Folder 7] National Home Demonstration Week, Newspaper Clippings, Northeastern District, 1946
[Box 18, Folder 8] National Home Demonstration Week, Newspaper Clippings, 1946
[Box 19, Folder 1] National Home Demonstration Week, Newspaper Clippings, Northwestern District, 1946
[Box 19, Folder 2] National Home Demonstration Week, Reports, 1946 May 5 - 12
[Box 19, Folder 3] National Home Demonstration Week, Publicity, folder 1 of 2, 1947
[Box 19, Folder 4] National Home Demonstration Week, Publicity, folder 2 of 2, 1947
[Box 19, Folder 5] National Home Demonstration Week, Reports, 1947
[Box 19, Folder 6] National Home Demonstration Week, Publicity, 1948
[Box 20, Folder 1] National Home Demonstration Week, Reports, folder 1 of 2, 1948
[Box 20, Folder 2] National Home Demonstration Week, Reports, folder 2 of 2, 1948
[Box 20, Folder 3] National Home Demonstration Week, Observance, 1949
[Box 20, Folder 4] National Home Demonstration Week, Observance, 1950
[Box 20, Folder 5] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, 1951
[Box 20, Folder 6] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 1 of 2, 1952
[Box 20, Folder 7] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 2 of 2, 1952
[Box 20, Folder 8] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 1 of 3, 1953
[Box 21, Folder 1] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 2 of 3, 1953
[Box 21, Folder 2] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 3 of 3, 1953
[Box 21, Folder 3] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 1 of 3, 1954
[Box 21, Folder 4] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 2 of 3, 1954
[Box 21, Folder 5] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 3 of 3, 1954
[Box 21, Folder 6] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 1 of 2, 1955
[Box 22, Folder 1] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 2 of 2, 1955
[Box 22, Folder 2] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, 1956
[Box 22, Folder 3] National Home Demonstration Week, Negro, Report, 1956
[Box 22, Folder 4] National Home Demonstration Week, White, Report, folder 1 of 2, 1956
[Box 22, Folder 5] National Home Demonstration Week, White, Report, folder 2 of 2, 1956
[Box 22, Folder 6] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, 1957
[Box 23, Folder 1] National Home Demonstration Week, White, Report, folder 1 of 2, 1957
[Box 23, Folder 2] National Home Demonstration Week, White, Report, folder 2 of 2, 1957
[Box 23, Folder 3] National Home Demonstration Week, Newspaper Articles, 1958
[Box 23, Folder 4] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 1 of 3, 1958
[Box 23, Folder 5] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 2 of 3, 1958
[Box 23, Folder 6] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, folder 3 of 3, 1958
[Box 24, Folder 1] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, 1959
[Box 24, Folder 2] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, 1960
[Box 24, Folder 3] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, 1961
This series contains files that have been separated from their original locations due to their size.
[Flat Box 25, Folder 1] Canning Labels, undated
[Flat Box 25, Folder 2] National Home Demonstration Week, Report, 1959

Creator

North Carolina State University. Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Quantity

13.5 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

26 archival storage boxes

Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Transferred from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offices.

Processing

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Revised

2012, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce">April 2007</date><item> This finding aid was updated by Todd Kosmerick.</item>; Updated by Beverly King, 2012 May

Scope and Content Note

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Records contain files relating to the activities of the department from 1903 through 1981. Although the records contain files concerning the department before its inception (relating to "father" of extension Seaman Knapp) through the early 1980s, the bulk of the files are from 1930 - 1970. Although the title of the records is based on the organization's current name, they therefore include files only from when the organization was called "Home Demonstration" and "Home Economics." The records are arranged into five series. The General Records contain the bulk of the files. This series is followed by Staff Records, Farm and Home Week, National Home Demonstration Week, and Oversized Records. Records have been maintained in the order in which they were found in almost all cases. Folder names have generally been left as they were, although some have been altered for improved clarity. Further, records previously labeled "Historical Information" have been combined with General Records because their contents did not differ significantly. More detailed scope and content notes may be found below at the beginning of each of the separate series.

Historical Note

The Family and Consumer Sciences department of North Carolina State University's Cooperative Extension Service was originally known as Home Demonstration, and it evolved out of the efforts of Ira Obed Schaub, Jane S. McKimmon, and others, to develop farm boys' and girls' clubs. The girls' clubs worked under the direction of McKimmon and other agents to sell home-canned tomatoes, which expanded into other canning activities. These clubs eventually became known as 4-H clubs.

In 1909, McKimmon became an instructor at farmer's institutes, where she instructed the girls, along with their parents, on canning as well as what she called other "housewifely arts." By October of 1911, the General Education Board (originally established by the Rockefeller Foundation) had made a sum of $300 available to employ a woman home demonstration agent in each of the southern states. Schaub, the North Carolina State College extention boys' and girls' club agent at the time, hired McKimmon to take this position, which began on November 1, 1911. McKimmon organized the service so that fourteen pioneer counties each hired, for a small salary, a county home demonstration agent who could reach families on a more personal level.

Initially, these agents were hired only for two months during the canning and growing seasons. They soon realized, however, that the job would require much more time, due to the effort needed for organization, gardening, and marketing. After the first year, agents were hired to work for a full year.

At this point, the home demonstration work was still intended mainly for farm girls. However, by the summer of 1912, many mothers began attending canning schools with their daughters and became interested in learning other things as well. By 1913, women's clubs had been organized in each county where there was a home demonstration agent stationed, and by the end of 1914 there were thirty-two counties organized with an enrollment of 1500 members. As the organization kept growing, McKimmon and others made the decision in 1916 to split the women's home demonstration clubs and the girls' 4-H clubs. The first six African American home demonstration agents were appointed in 1922 to work exclusively with African American farm women.

Most of the home demonstration projects in the first few years directly related to commodities that could be sold to increase the family income. Women and girls sold canned goods, eggs, poultry, ham, turnip greens, and fresh vegetables, and by doing so were able to earn a small amount of money. Some of them used that money for labor-saving devices for the home. One popular device was the fireless cooker, which allowed farm women to cook poultry while they were doing other necessary work on the farm. The home demonstration clubs eventually branched out from food-related instruction to include things such as cleaning, increased storage space, and sewing clothing and hats.

By the 1930s, home demonstration clubs had been firmly established all over North Carolina, and during the Great Depression agents concentrated on relief gardens, curb markets, food conservation, and clothing construction. In 1933, 140,000 relief gardens were reported, and about thirty curb markets were accounting for $300,000 annually in sales. By the end of World War II, the home demonstration club program had 55,185 total members in 2175 clubs. Of these, 12,952 members were African American in 587 home demonstration clubs. The program was labeled the most strongly organized educational group in North Carolina by the 1945 Extension Service annual report. That same year, Home Demonstration established the family life relations section. By 1950, home demonstration clubs began health and community improvement drives, and agents were helping members with financial planning and preparation of wills.

The 1960s saw the newly named home economics program, subsidized by the federal government, becoming concerned specifically with the problems of low-income families. Home economists established centers in Mecklenburg, Forsyth, Robeson, Scotland, and Richmond counties. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), which was designed to improve the nutrition of low-income North Carolina families, was established in February 1969. By the late 1970s, special programs were being enacted for the elderly, concerning nutrition and health, consumer education, income management, energy conservation, crime prevention, and intergenerational education. In 1978, home economics became a department at North Carolina State University.

In 1995, the name changed again to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS). The faculty has worked in fields such as nutrition, human development, parenting, aging, housing, health, and family resource management. The department has also worked cooperatively with FCS field agents, also known as county field faculty. Field and department faculty have worked together to develop and implement educational programs for families. In 2006 the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development were combined into one unit under the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Name Changes

1911 - 1962 Home Demonstration
1963 - 1994 Home Economics
1995 - Family and Consumer Sciences

State Leaders

1911 - 1937 Jane S. McKimmon
1937 - 1961 Ruth Current
1963 - 1980 Eloise Cofer
1980 - 1991 Martha Johnson
1991 - 1993 Judith Mock
1993 - 1997 Marilyn Corbin
1998 - 1999 Judith Mock
1999 - 2006 Sandra Zaslow

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