A Guide to the Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records, 1930-1936 Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records Ms1963-001

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

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1963-001


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Processed by: Sam Walters, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1963-001
Title
Virginia A Guide to the Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Stadardization of Consumer Goods 1930-1936
Size
1 Folder, 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Collection contains correspondence and reports of the Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records, Ms1963-001, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

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 Information

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 Content

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.

Contents List

Folder 1
Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods 1930-1936