National Extension Homemakers Council Voices of American Homemakers Archives
This collection is comprised of oral history interviewes conducted for Voices of American Homemakers, a publication produced by the National Extension Homemakers Council (NEHC), now the National Association for Family and Community Education (NAFCE). The NEHC was established in 1936 to nationally organize local homemakers clubs and disseminate knowledge amongst homemakers and rural women. The project was completed with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Throughout the project members of the NEHC interviewed 219 women in 37 states to obtain perspectives on various aspects of homemaking as well as the NEHC as an organization. Copies of the transcripts, recordings, seminar proceedings, and Voices of American Homemakers were sent to land-grant universities in each state so that the matierals could be easily accessible. The Papers of the National Extension Homemakers Council consist of books, oral history tapes and trascripts, and seminar proceedings created between 1981 and 1985. Topics covered in the collection include child-rearing, household chorse, education, and the history of the NEHC.
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National Extension Homemakers Council Voices of American Homemakers Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
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