Administration and Personnel records, 1906-1977,
Boxes 1-10, 60-63, 78-82, 85-86
Administrative records are filed by council, committee, or department;
personnel records are filed alphabetically within the category of their
employment including academic staff, department staff, and graduate
Cooperation of the College with Governmental, Educational, and Private
Records are filed by groups designated as either government related,
educational institutions, or private organizations. Files are also broken down
into national, state, or local designations.
All College Activities, 1909-1979
Boxes 15-17, 73, 76
Filed by topics including Cooperation with College of Agriculture;
Divisions of the University; SUNY; and Farmers Institute and Farmers Week, and
Home Economics/Human Ecology Alumni Institutes (1952-1979.)
World War I, World War II, and Wartime, Defense, and Relief Work,
Includes material about the U.S. Food Administration, Thrift Program,
food conservation effort, National Defense Program, New York State Emergency
Food Commission, New York State War Council, and Flora Rose's work with Belgian
Student Activities, ca.1918-1969.
Boxes 19-21, 51, 65, 74, 83
Includes material about undergraduate and graduate programs,
homemaking apartments, summer sessions, winter courses, nursing, fellowships,
scholarships, international students, student organizations, the graduate staff
organization, and alumni studies and surveys.
Teaching and Research Series, 1911-1967.
Boxes 21-23, 84, 87, 89
Includes studies and reports including state projects on child
development and family relationships, home economics education, textiles and
clothing, housing and design, institutional management, hotel administration,
and miscellaneous projects and reports. Also includes a history of research and
the college research committee.
Extension Series, 1901-1948.
Includes general information with an early history of extension,
material about extension publications, and Farmers' Wives Reading Course and
Clubs material and booklets, 1901-1940.
Boxes 25-26, 70-72, 75, 102
Between Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose with Cornell staff
including A. R. Mann, Liberty Hyde Bailey, W. A. Stocking, Cornelius Betten,
Jacob G. Schurman; Extension staff including R. H. Wheeler and M. C. Burritt;
with agriculture professors; with politicians including the Hoovers and
Roosevelts; and invitations and calling cards.
Boxes 27-32, 100
Includes blueprints, sketches, photographs, samples, specifications,
orders, estimates, plans, inventories, and printed material about the building
of Martha Van Rensselaer Hall and all of the College of Home Economics office
spaces, departments,classroom facilities, practice apartments, and
College History, 1875-1965.
Boxes 33-38, 52-54, 56-57
This series was artificially created and includes material taken from
other series, it depicts a history of the college from several research points
including the history of Martha Van Rensselaer's life, Flora Rose's life, a
small amount of material about the deanship of Sarah G. Blanding; annua1
reports of the college; Belgian War Relief material collected by Flora Rosa;
material about the College Bill which was a state bill to start the College of
Home Economics; and includes correspondence, telegrams, clip pings,
photographs, printed material, biographical sketches, reminiscences, minutes of
meetings and committees, conference material, and interviews.
Photographs, Negatives, Slides, Videos, Motion Pictures, ca.1900-1968.
Boxes 39-43, 49, 55, 64, 68, 77, 90,96, 100, 101, 106
With early photos and a tintype of Martha Van Rensselaer's family.
Photographs are identified and described, most are dated. They are arranged by
topics including resident teaching, public relations efforts, all-college
activities, administration and personnel, departments and divisions, buildings
and equipment, and history of the College.
Printed Material, 1895-1970.
Boxes 44-47, 66, 67, 88, 98-99, 102, 103, 104
With reports, programs, announcements, schedules, calendars,
pamphlets, booklets, and volumes concerning the College of Home Economics
including programs of the Homemakers' Conference; programs of the Annual
Convention of the Association of Land-Grant Colleges; Home Economics News;
Belgian publications (in French); and Farmers Wives Reading Course Booklets,
1901 - 1940.
Scrapbooks and Miscellany, 1902-1962.
Boxes 40, 48-50, 58-59, 64, 91-95, 97, 105
Includes scrapbooks about the Farmers' Wives Reading Course,
1902-1912; Farm and Home Week Special, 1946; "Let's Make a Dress"; a letterbook
with copies of Martha Van Rensselaer's letters,1902-1905; Dean Canoyer's desk
calendars; and diplomas, a broadside, and an etching done by Anna Botsford