Alberta Home Economics Association fonds
4.1 m of textual records. -- ca. 400 photographs. -- 1 audio cassette. -- 1 film reel
In the 1910s home economics emerged as a discipline in the public schools of Edmonton and Calgary, and at the three provincial agricultural colleges in Alberta. In 1918 a Department of Household Economics (later Faculty of Home Economics) was established at the University of Alberta. The Edmonton Home Economics Association was organized in 1923, the Calgary Home Economics Association in 1934, the Alberta Home Economics Association in 1935, and the Canadian Home Economics Association in 1939. Since 1989 it has been recognized by the government of Alberta as the self-regulating body for the home economics profession. Its purpose is to promote high professional standards for home economists and to encourage their involvement in studying and responding to social issues affecting the well-being of Albertans. Its activities include preparing briefs and submissions regarding proposed government legislation, and providing career information, scholarships and professional development opportunities. The name of the organization was changed to the Alberta Home Ecology and Home Economics Association in the late 1990s. For further information see "What's Past is Prologue" : A History of Home Economics in Alberta / Norma Bannerman. - [Calgary?] : Alberta Home Economics Association, 1981; Families, Farms & Home Economists : 50 Years of Partnership / Alice Major. - [Edmonton?] : Alberta Home Economics Association, 1993; and What's Past is Prologue III : A History of Home Economics in Alberta, 1980-2002 / Kathy Deyell & Donna Horton, eds. - Edmonton : Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association, 2003.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of annual reports, minutes, correspondence, biographical data, newsletters, etc. of AHEA, and local associations' minutes.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Status of Women Action Committee, Norma Bannerman, Helen Bentley, Carol Blyth, Calgary Social Planning Council, Canadian Dietetic Association, Canadian Home Ecomonics Association, Consumer and Corporate Affairs Canada, Consumers' Association of Canada, Grace Duggan Cook, Barbara Cousens, Edith Down, Dr. Elizabeth Empey, Marjorie M. Goldie, Catherine Gossip, Verna Gray, Florence Hallock, Margaret Hamilton, Gladys Harper, International Federation for Home Economics, Marion Kelly, Barbara MacDougall, Bernice MacFarlane, Ethel Marliss, Bessie McAvoy, Dr. McClaren, Hazel McIntyre, Arlene McKay, Margaret McLaggan, Glenda Molgat, Elizabeth Mullen, Shirley Myers, Mabel Patrick, Roberta MacAdams Price, Shirley Rebus, Rose Muchinsky Shandro, Pauline Shaw, Muriel Shortreed, Arlene Smith, Claro Smith, Margaret Stewart, Grace Studholme, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Rosalie Wentzell, Edith Whidden, and Edith Wilcock.
Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association and its predecessors, 1979-2011.
The material is in English.
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(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1670, M-5977, M-7721, M-8621, M-9493, F-110, PA-2069, PA-2195, PE-104, NA-3939, S-211