University of Delaware Library

Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences records

1923-2011


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 597


Creator: Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.


Title: Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences records


Inclusive Dates: 1923-2011


Extent: 5 linear feet (5 boxes)


Abstract: The records of the Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences include correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, financial files, newsletters and other material which document the functions and activities of this statewide professional organization.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 597, Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences records, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Boxes 1-5: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of the Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, June 2009.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Historical Note

The Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences originated at a meeting in Dover, Delaware, on an unrecorded date in 1923. Originally formed as the Delaware Home Economics Association, the organization was granted a charter with the American Home Economics Association on November 30, 1923. The association was incorporated with the state of Delaware in January 1977.

The association’s name was changed to the Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (DAFCS) in 1994 to coincide with the name change adopted by the national organization in the same year. The Delaware association shares a common vision with the national organization which is to be "the comprehensive and integrative source of knowledge and the primary voice focusing on family, individual, and community well-being."

The Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences offers professional development opportunities and practical knowledge on a variety of topics, such as human growth and development, personal behavior, housing and environment, food and nutrition, apparel and textiles, and resource management. Work in these areas is done through educational programing, by influencing public policy, and through communication.

The Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the College of Education and Public Policy (both, University of Delaware), is an annual co-sponsor of the Marion H. Steele Symposium, which features student research papers in the field.

Sources:

Nesbitt, Anne. History of the Delaware Home Economics Association 1923-1973. s.l.: s.n., 1973.

Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Policy & Procedures Handbook. s.l.: s.n., August 1997.

Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter, March 2002.


Scope and Content Note

The records of the Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences include correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, financial files, newsletters, and other material which document the functions and activities of this statewide professional organization.

Records in this collection provide a history of the Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences from its beginning in 1923, as the Delaware Home Economics Association, through present day. Documents detail the association's professional development opportunities for its members, efforts to promote the profession, and outreach in support of families and individuals in communities in Delaware.

The first series of records document the history, incorporation, and development of the organization's constitution and bylaws, as well as the occasional revisions to the bylaws in later years.

The second series of this collection consists of records which primarily focus on the organizational life of the Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. In this series are found financial records, executive board and committee files, and files which reflect the association's relationship to the national association and other organizations and agencies. There are complete files of the association's minutes of meetings, correspondence files, and fairly complete files kept by DAFCS Presidents between 1972 and 1992. Annual reports and membership rosters, budgets and other business records are found in this series.

The third series in the collection comprises material which provides a record of the numerous activities, educational programs, events and communications offered by the association. Files related to the annual Marion H. Steele Symposium are available, as well as newsletters from 1943 through 2007. The newsletters chronicle the association's legislative efforts (e.g. advocating for health care for minor or child care issues), public awareness campaigns, and educational events for members.


Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names
Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences--Archives.
Delaware Home Economics Association--Archives.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association--Archives.
Topical Terms
Consumer education--Delaware--History--20th century.
Home economics--Delaware--History--20th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Clippings.
Newsletters.
Minutes.
Financial records.
Publications.
Programs.
Ephemera.
Local histories.
Occupation
Home economists.
Corporate Contributors
Delaware Home Economics Association.

Related Materials in this Repository

MSS 439, Marion H. Steele papers, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.


  • I. History and formation, 1941-1998
    • I.A. Histories, 1950-1998
    • I.B. Constitution and Bylaws, 1941-1987
    • I.C. Incorporation, 1976-1977
  • II. Organizational Records, 1923-2011
    • II.A. Financial Records, 1941-2011
    • II.B. Board and committee files, 1923-2011
    • II.C. Affiliations with organizations and agencies, 1956-2004
  • III. Activities, projects, programs and events, 1931-2008
    • III.A. Newsletters, 1943-2007
    • III.B. Marion Steele Symposium, 1986-2008
    • III.C. Awards, 1965-1989
    • III.D. Exhibits, 1976-1978
    • III.E. Programs, 1931-1998

Detailed Contents List

Series I. History and Formation , 1941-1998
Subseries I.A. Histories , 1950-1998

50 Year History DHEA , 1972-1973   [Box 1 F1]

Delaware Home Economics Association 6th Decade , 1983   [Box 1 F2]

Archives , 1973-1989   [Box 1 F3]

Historian Guidelines , 1984   [Box 1 F4]

Photographs , 1960   [Box 1 F5]

DAFCS Irma Ayers 9-8-98 , 1998   [Box 1 F6]

Clippings , 1950-1972   [Box 1 F7]

Past Presidents DAFCS , 1973   [Box 1 F8]

Betty Lamp , 1983   [Box 1 F9]

Retired Teachers , 1976   [Box 1 F10]

Subseries I.B. Constitution, Bylaws and Incorporation , 1941-1987

Constitution and By-Laws , 1941-1968   [Box 1 F11]

By-Laws , 1982-1987   [Box 1 F12]

Subseries I.C. Incorporation , 1976-1977

Incorporation , 1976-1977   [Box 1 F13]

Series II. Organizational records , 1923-2010
Subseries II.A. Financial records , 1941-2011

Tax Exemption Status for DHEA 1973-74 under section 501©)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (form 1023 was filed by JoAnn Shaw) , 1973-1974   [Box 1 F1]

General Corporation Law for the State of Delaware , 1974   [Box 1 F2]

Treasurer's Reports, Budgets, Minutes, Audits, etc. , 1941-1978   [Box 1 F3]

Financial statements , 1967-1975   [Box 1 F4]

Budget Notebooks , 1983-1999   [Box 1 F5]

Loan Fund , 1973   [Box 1 F6]

Treasurer's Reports/ Budget , 1973-1979   [Box 1 F7]

Personal Liability Insurance , 1978-1980   [Box 1 F8]

IRS , 1974-1999   [Box 1 F9]

DAFCS financial information , 1990-2011   [Box 1 F10]

Subseries II.B. Board and committee files , 1923-2011
Correspondence , 1957-1981

Correspondence , 1957-1968   [Box 1 F11]

Correspondence , 1970-1974   [Box 1 F12]

Correspondence , 1968-1970   [Box 1 F13]

Correspondence , 1974-1985   [Box 1 F14]

Correspondence , 1978-1979   [Box 1 F15]

Correspondence , 1979-1980   [Box 1 F16]

Correspondence , 1980-1981   [Box 1 F17]

General Files of minutes, rosters and information , 1959-2007

Executive Board Rosters , 1959-1981   [Box 1 F18]

Parliamentary Procedure , 1976   [Box 1 F19]

DAFCS Policy & Procedure Handbook , 2007   [Box 1 F20]

The Legal Handbook for Delaware Women , 1980   [Box 1 F21]

Bill S.2657, 94th Congress, 2nd Session , 1976   [Box 1 F22]

Executive Board minutes, agenda and rosters , 2009-2011   [Box 5 F85]

Notebooks of minutes, reports, programs , 1923-2010

Minutes , 1923-1941   [Box 1 F23]

Minutes , 1941-1951   [Box 1 F24]

Minutes , 1949-1973   [Box 1 F25]

Minutes (continued) , 1949-1973   [Box 1 F26]

DAFCS April 1974-May 1988 , 1974-1988   [Box 2 Notebook 1]

DAFCS September 1988 - July 1996 , 1988-1996   [Box 2 Notebook 2]

DAFCS Minutes Beginning with the Executive Board Meeting 9/5/96 - 2/5/02 , 1996-2006   [Box 2 Notebook 3]

DAFCS Minutes Beginning with the Annual Meeting, April 16, 2002 , 2002-2006   [Box 2 Notebook 4]

DAFCS notebook of minutes, programs, correspondence and other printed material , 2005-2010   [Box 5 Notebook 5]

File of Records by Presidents , 1972-1992

During the years 1986-1989, the President's files were organized by topic or function and housed in multiple folders.

1972-73 Wydner , 1972-1973   [Box 3 F27]

Records 1973-74 Pres. JoAnn Shaw , 1973-1974   [Box 3 F28]

Records 1974-75 Pres. Louise Little , 1974-1975   [Box 3 F29]

Records 1975-76 Pres. Katheryn Andrews , 1975-1976   [Box 3 F30]

Records 1976-77 Pres. Connie Parvis , 1976-1977   [Box 3 F31]

Records 1977-78 Pres. Mary Ann Finch , 1977-1978   [Box 3 F32]

Records 1978-79 Pres. Marie Allen , 1978-1979   [Box 3 F33]

Records 1979-80 Pres. Marguerite Krackhardt , 1979-1980   [Box 3 F34]

Records 1980-81 Pres. Katie Whiteoak , 1980-1981   [Box 3 F35]

Records 1981-82 , 1981-1982   [Box 3 F36]

Records 1982-83 Karen Stein , 1982-1983   [Box 3 F37]

D.H.E.A. Records 1983-84 Anne W. Smith , 1983-1984   [Box 3 F38]

D.H.E.A. Records 1984-85 Nancy J. Tucker , 1984-1985   [Box 3 F39]

D.H.E.A. 1985-1986 Dr. Barbara Settles , 1985-1986   [Box 3 F40]

D.H.E.A. 86-87 Eva Adams, President , 1986-1987   [Box 3 F41]

Programs of Work 1986-1987 DHEA and AHEA , 1986-1987   [Box 3 F42]

Annual Report of Section CHAIRS , 1987   [Box 3 F43]

Board Members , 1986-1987   [Box 3 F44]

Membership Directory , 1986-1987   [Box 3 F45]

Minutes , 1986-1987   [Box 3 F46]

Duties of DHEA Officers , undated   [Box 3 F47]

Budget - Treasurer's Reports , 1986-1987   [Box 3 F48]

Communications , 1985-1987   [Box 3 F49]

Newsletters , 1986-1987   [Box 3 F50]

Miscellaneous , 1985-1987   [Box 3 F51]

Governance Directory , 1986-1987   [Box 3 F52]

Agendas , 1987-1988   [Box 3 F53]

Committee Reports , 1987-1988   [Box 3 F54]

Plan of work/ budget , 1987-1988   [Box 3 F55]

President's Correspondence , 1987-1988   [Box 3 F56]

Plan of work/ budget , 1988-1989   [Box 3 F57]

Executive Board , 1987-1988   [Box 3 F58]

Membership List , 1987-1988   [Box 3 F59]

Minutes , 1987-1988   [Box 3 F60]

Miscellaneous , 1987-1988   [Box 3 F61]

Newsletters , 1987-1988   [Box 3 F62]

Marjorie Cann , 1988-1989   [Box 3 F63]

Joy Gooden Sparks , 1989-1990   [Box 3 F64]

Frances Mayhew , 1990-1991   [Box 3 F65]

Debbie Amsden , 1991-1992   [Box 3 F66]

Subseries II.C. Affiliations with organizations and agencies , 1956-2004
American Home Economics Association - American Association of Family and Consumer Science , 1956-1985

60th Anniversary Handbook , 1969   [Box 3 F67]

DHEA Handbook - Corrected Copy , 1956-1971   [Box 3 F68]

Handbook for State Presidents , 1966   [Box 3 F69]

Eleventh Lake Placid Conference on Home Economics Workbook , 1973   [Box 3 F70]

The American Home Economics Association , 1985   [Box 3 F71]

AHEA Building Funds , 1969-1971   [Box 3 F72]

State Presidents' Unit , 1977-1980   [Box 4 F73]

White House Conference on Families COFO MEMO , 1978   [Box 4 F74]

Financial Problems for Small States - Communications with AHEA , 1973   [Box 4 F75]

The History of Home Economics , 1945   [Box 4 F76]

Journal of Home Economics , 1983   [Box 4 F77]

International Federation of Home Economics , 1959-1985

IFHE 1983-1984 Allie Miller Holley , 1959-1985   [Box 4 F78]

Delaware Vocational Association , 1977-1978

DHEA - 1977-1978 (Pres) DVA Board , 1977-1978   [Box 4 F79]

University of Delaware , 1972-1995

College of Home Economics - Possible Disbanding , 1972   [Box 4 F80]

History of Home Economics at U of D , 1972-1995   [Box 4 F81]

Delaware Department of Education , 2003

Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education , 2003   [Box 4 F82]

Home Economists in Homemaking/Home Economists in Home and Community (Group), 1970-2004

Binder of membership and financial statements , 1970-1993   [Box 5 F83]

Notes, receipts, membership lists and correspondence , 1985-2004   [Box 5 F84]

Series III. Activities, projects, programs and events , 1931-2008
Subseries III.A. Newsletters , 1943-2007

Newsletters , 1943-1972   [Box 4 F1]

DHEA Newsline , 1971-1980   [Box 4 F2]

DAFCS Newsletters , 1992-2007   [Box 4 F3]

Subseries III.B. Marion Steele Symposium , 1986-2010

Marion Steele Symposium , 1986-1990   [Box 4 F4]

Marion Steele Symposium , 1991   [Box 4 F5]

Marion Steele Symposium , 1992   [Box 4 F6]

Marion Steele Symposium , 1993   [Box 4 F7]

Marion Steele Symposium , 1994   [Box 4 F8]

Marion Steele Symposium , 1995   [Box 4 F9]

Marion Steele Symposium , 1996   [Box 4 F10]

Marion Steele Symposium , 1997   [Box 4 F11]

Marion Steele Symposium , 1998   [Box 4 F12]

Marion Steele Symposium , 1999   [Box 4 F13]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2000   [Box 4 F14]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2001   [Box 4 F15]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2002   [Box 4 F16]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2003   [Box 4 F17]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2004   [Box 4 F18]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2005   [Box 4 F19]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2006   [Box 4 F20]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2007   [Box 4 F21]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2008   [Box 4 F22A]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2009   [Box 4 F22B]

Marion Steele Symposium , 2010   [Box 4 F22C]

Subseries III.C. Awards , 1965-1989

Awards , 1981-1985   [Box 4 F23]

Marion H. Steele Awards , 1988   [Box 4 F24]

1984 AHEA Leaders Achievers , 1984-1988   [Box 4 F25]

Record Teachers of the Year Beginning 1984 , 1978-1989   [Box 4 F26]

Awards Committee Teacher of the Year , 1974-1981   [Box 4 F27]

Delaware Home Economics Student Award , 1987-1988   [Box 4 F28]

Student Awards 1968 , 1983-1988   [Box 4 F29]

Awards - University of Delaware, Delaware State , 1965-1981   [Box 4 F30]

Subseries III.D. Exhibitions , 1976-1978

Exhibits - DHEA , 1976-1978   [Box 4 F31]

Subseries III.E. Programs , 1931-1998

Program information , 1931-1998   [Box 4 F32]

Program of Work - DHEA '79-80 Annual Program Report '79-80 , 1979-1980   [Box 4 F33]

Home Economics in Homemaking , 1966-1985   [Box 4 F34]

Student Section , 1978-1980   [Box 4 F35]