Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records

A Guide to the Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records, 1930-1936 Ms.1963.001


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1963.001
Title
Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Stadardization of Consumer Goods1930-1936
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Bailey, Ilena M.
Creator
Virginia Home Economics Association. Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains correspondence and reports of the Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods.

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records, Ms1963-001, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated in 1963

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records commenced in September 2006 and was completed in 2006.


Biographical Note

In the early twentieth-century, seven women including Mary Ledger Moffett founded the Virginia Home Economics Association. This organization's Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods, chaired during the 1930s by Ilena M. Bailey, focused on the creation of quality standards for products such as blankets, sheets, pillowcases, stockings, canned food, and refrigerators.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence and reports from 1930 to 1936 of Ilena M. Bailey, home economics researcher at Virginia Tech and chairperson of the Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods. Materials include correspondence with department store managers, government agencies and women's organizations.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • University History
  • Virginia Home Economics Association. Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods
1930-1936
  • Virginia Manufacturers
    n.d.
  • Harry F. Byrd
    May 21, 1934
  • Marry Brown Allgood
    April 11, 1935
  • G. L. Webster Canning Company
    April 9, 1935
  • National Better Business Bureau
    March 4, 1936
  • Virginia Home Economics Association
    April 2, 1934; April 11, 1935
  • Report of the Committee on the Standardization of Consumer Goods
    1932-33
  • Chatham Manufacturing Company
    April 6, 9, 1936
  • Jean J. Stewart, College of William and Mary
    October 3, 15, 1934
  • Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs
    March 16, 19, 1932; April 2, 4, 30, 1934
  • American Association of University Women in Virginia
    April 2, 1934
  • Consumers National Conference Newletter
    January 15, 1934
  • American Standards Association
    February 23, April 27, 1932
  • Virginia State Board of Education
    April 11; March 15, 19, 1932, March 19, 20, 1934
  • General Federation of Women's Clubs
    February 23, 1932
  • National Association of Ice Industries
    March 3, 1930
  • Sears, Roebuck, and Company
    October 19, 1933
  • S. H. Heironimus Company
    March 16, 19, 1932
  • Miller and Rhoads Inc.
    March 16, 19, 1932
  • Smith and Welton Inc.
    March 21, 1932
  • Thalhimer Brothers
    March 22, 1932
  • United States Bureau of Home Economics
    May 8, 31; June 12, 20, 1935
  • American Home Economics Association
    February 23; March 8, 17;April 1; June 21, August 2, 8, 1932
  • American Home Economics Association
    February 23; March 8, 17;April 1; June 21, August 2, 8, 1932