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North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0071

Scope and Contents

Records date from 1936 to 2005 and include correspondence, minutes, reports, programs, constitutions, membership lists, scrapbooks, photographs and other related materials.

Dates

  • 1936 - 2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The North Carolina Home Economics Association (NCHEA) was founded in 1917, and achieved formal status in 1919 through the adoption of a constitution and its official name. The association was affiliated with the National Home Economics Association in 1922. The name of the state organization was changed, circa 1994, to the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NCAFCS) to follow the change in the national organization's name to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

The purpose of the NCAFCS is to promote education, research and cooperative programs and to disseminate information in the field of home economics. The association's programs have been concerned with family research, consumer issues, services for children, nutrition, and problems confronting the elderly and the handicapped.

Membership includes professionals working in government agencies, private enterprise and education. Membership is furthermore made up of three separate groupings, six regional groups, six subject matter sections and eight professional sections. The NCAFCS is governed by an elected board of directors.

Extent

8.12 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NCAFCS), originally called the North Carolina Home Economics Association (NCHEA), was founded in 1917 with the mission to promote education, research and cooperative programs in the field of home economics. These records date from 1936 to 2005 and include correspondence, minutes, reports, programs, constitutions, membership lists, scrapbooks and related materials.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into fourteen series. Within each series, folders are organized alphatically and then chornologically. The collection's series is as follows: Series 1: Administrative Documents Series 2: Directories and Handbooks Series 3: Financial Records Series 4: Meeting Minutes Series 5: Annual Reports Series 6: Committees and Taskforces Series 7: Scholarships and Awards Series 8: Secretary Records Series 9: Events and Workshops Series 10: Publications Series 11: Student Chapter Series 12: American Home Economics Association (AHEA) Materials Series 13: Scrapbooks and Photographs Series 14: Miscellaneous Oversized Materials

Method of Acquisition

Initial material received from Patricia Roswell of the NCHEA in March 1983. Materials received in 1989 integrated into the collection by NCHEA officers. Additional materials were received in 2006. Additional materials were last received in 2017.

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Processing Information

Processed by Jenay Solomon in Summer 2018
Title
North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Records
Author
Jenay Solomon
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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