South Dakota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Records

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MA 007

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South Dakota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Records


  • 1913-2008 (Creation)


4.42 linear feet [3 record boxes, 1 document case, 1 flat box]

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The South Dakota Home Economics Association was established in November 1913. Dean Parish of the South Dakota Education Association asked Eva Dawes, the first home economics instructor at the University of South Dakota, to organize the home economics ... »

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This collection is composed of newsletters, meeting minutes, and programs for the Association. Information about some influential members is also included.

The newsletters cover the years 1941–1999. These include minutes from meetings, up-coming events, scholarships awarded, officers elected, honorary memberships granted, and information on programs sponsored by the Association. The meetings and minutes are programs handed out at annual meetings. They include agenda for the meeting and minutes from past meetings. Also included are some financial statements and revisions to the by-laws, constitution, and policies of the Association.

There is some correspondence from Eva Dawes, the first president of the Association. This gives some background on the beginnings of the Association. Also included are lists of officers, council and charter members, and honorary members. There are some lists of recipients of awards given by the Association (Outstanding Junior and Senior Professionals and Teacher of the Year); revisions of policy statements between 1971 and 1996, and the strategic plan of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 1995-2000.

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This organization underwent several names changes over the years. The decision was made by the processor to arrange this material the name that the organization held at the time. This resulted in the collection being arranged into series:

  • Series 1. National Association of Extension Home Economists
  • Series 2. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Series 3. South Dakota Cooperative Extension Association
  • Series 4. South Dakota Home Demonstration Agents Association
  • Series 5. South Dakota Home Economics Association
  • Series 6. South Dakota Association of Extension Home Economists
  • Series 7. South Dakota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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MA 7

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