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Maryland Association for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE) Achives

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Abstract

Title:
Maryland Association for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE) Achives
Author/Creator:
Maryland Association for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE)
Collection number:
90-108
Size:
12.75 linear feet, 2881 items
Bulk dates:
1923-1992
Inclusive dates:
1912-2001
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Founded in 1938, the Maryland Extension Homekaers Council (MEHC), now known as the Maryland Association for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE), was established to educate rural women of the state of Maryland through an organized fashion with the assistance of the Cooperative Extension Service. This was accomplished through various activities supported by the MEHC and the Cooperative Extension Service such as home demonstration work and the Rural Women's Short Course (RWSC). A large portion of the collection relates to the Rural Women's Short Course, a week-long educational program hosted each June at the University of Maryland, College Park, which endeavored to educate and imrpove the lives of rural women in Maryland. The collection also contains information about related organizations and activities such as the National Association for Family and Community Education (NAFCE), formerly known as the National Extension Homemakers Council (NEHC), and the Associated Country Women of the World. The Maryland Association for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE) Archives consists of annual reports, handbooks, meeting minutes, publications, newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, slides, negatives, and films documenting operations as well as the programs and courses offered by the organization.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Maryland Association for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE) Achives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Founded in 1938, the Maryland Extension Homemakers Council (MEHC), now known as the Maryland Association for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE), was established to educate rural women of the state of Maryland through an organized fashion with the assistance of the Cooperative Extension Service. This was accomplished through various activities supported by the MEHC and the Cooperative Extension Service such as home demonstration work and the Rural Women's Short Course (RWSC).

Home demonstration work in Maryland began in 1862 with the creation of land-grant universities under the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. Home demonstration programs educated the state's rural population who otherwise did not have easy access to transportation or institutions of higher education. Men and women with knowledge about various subjects educated others within their local areas, thus disseminating knowledge across a larger population. This coincided with the establishment of local homemakers and rural women's clubs that hosted these educational sessions. In 1914 the Smith-Lever Act provided funds for the establishment of an extesnion service at each land-grant institution. The Cooperative Extension Service is a partnership between the federal government, the land grant college, and the state's population which is cooperatively financed and cooperatively administered.

The Home Demonstration Department at the University of Maryland was actively involved in supervising home demonstration work throughout the state. This department was comprised of the state home demonstration agent, a clothing specialist and district agent, a household management specialist and district agent, a girls' club agent, county home demonstration agents, and an African American home demonstration agent. The State Home Demonstration Agent was responsible for meeting with other agents and specialists to plan programs as well as review the monthly itinerary of each agent. Specialists created instruction sheets in their area of expertise. The state agent and district specialists also visisted the counties to assist county agents, attend meetings, train new agents, and instruct local leaders of rural women's clubs. County home demonstration agents were responsible for disseminating knowledge throughout their respective counties by visiting local rural women's clubs as well as the county federations. County federations brought women from the different clubs together to discuss progress and community issues. As Maryland women expressed more interest in home demonstration work, counties provided additional funding to support these demonstrations as well as local homemakers clubs. By the 1920s, home demonstration work was proving to be a successful investment in the state's agricultural business as it improved the lives of not only rural women but also the lives of their families and surrounding communities.

On January 25, 1923 Governor Albert C. Ritchie held an agricultural conference in Frederick, Maryland, to design a state agriculture program which would meet the needs of Marylanders. Women attending the conference, all of whom participated in rural women's clubs or the extension service, requested that the state home an annual Rural Women's Short Course (RWSC) at the University of Maryland, which they had previously done for rual men in the state. The University of Maryland agreed to lend their staff and facilities to the program. The Home Demonstration Department at the University of Maryland, College Park agreed to the RWSC as part of the 1923 program.

At the time, Venia M. Kellar was the designated State Home Demonstration Agent supervising all home demonstration work in the state. Kellar started home demonstration work in 1917 in Dorchester County, Maryland. After arriving at the University of Maryland, College Park, Kellar began supervising girls' 4H clubs in addition to her home demonstration responsibilities. Ms. Kellar went on to become Assistant Director of the Home Demonstration Department, as well as Head of the State Home Economics Department. She is credited with being the person who started and successfully ran the RWSC until her retirement in 1954.

The first RWSC was hosted at the University of Maryland, College Park from June 18-June 22, 1923. Women attending the RWSC were either home demonstration agents or members of a rural women's club. Classes focused on subjects such as clothing, foods, household management, canning, health, dairying, and parliamentary law. Staff at the University of Maryland, College Park also organized social functions and educational trips for the short course. Due to the success of the program, as well as the enthusiasm of its participants, the university agreed to continue the program in future years.

The RWSC continued throughout the twentieth century and enrollment increased at a rapid pace. The RWSC started with 250 women in 1923 but quickly increased to approximately 1000 women attending each year. As time passed, classes were aimed to educate women in areas such as public speaking, politics, and family communication. In 1955 the course began to be known as College Week for Women to reflect the change in both the aim of the program as well as the classes taught. The program was shortened in 1972 from a week to three days and underwent another name change, calling itself College Days. Starting in 1979, College Days moved away from the University of Maryland, College Park campus to other colleges within the state including Mount Saint Mary's, St. Mary's College, and Washington College. College Days ended in 1985.

The RWSC brought many women involved in home demonstration work together. While county federations had previously existed, women attending the short course realized that home demonstration work and the RWSC could reach more women if they had a statewide homemaker's council. Furthermore, a state organization would open up opportunities with related national and international organizations. In 1936 women from the Rural Women's Short Course attended a conference for the Associated Country Women of the World and discovered that many other states had organized homemakers councils which were represented at the conference. Afterwards, these women spoke with President Harry Clifton Byrd at the University of Maryland, College Park to establish such an organization. The Maryland State Council of Homemakers Clubs was officially established on Febraury 23, 1938. Shortly after, the council was affiliated with the national Home Demonstration Council as well as the Country Women's Council of the United States. The MEHC and the RWSC both continued to support the education of women and families in Maryland.

In 1964 the National Home Demonstration Council changed their name to the National Extension Homemakers Council. The Maryland council followed suit and change their name to the National Extension Homemakers Council (MEHC). In 1992, the National Extension Homemakers Council changed their name to the National Association for Family and Community Education (NAFCE) to support the changing purpose of the organization. Most states followed suit and in April, 1992 the MEHC voted to change their name to the Maryland Assocation for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE). The MDAFCE continues to function today as a statewide organization in Maryland.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Maryland Association for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE) Archives cover the period from 1912 to 2001; the bulk of the materials date from 1923 to 1992. The collection consists of organizational records including annual reports, handbooks, glass slides and negatives, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, publications, programs, photographs, slides, negatives, and films. These materials document the history and activities of the MDAFCE including the Rural Women's Short Course, College Week, and College Days as well as related organizations such as the National Association for Family and Community Education (NDAFCE) and the Associated Country Women of the World.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

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Processing Information

Processed by:

Kerry Schork

Processing note:

The collection arrived in seven different accessions. Glass slides and negatives were integrated into the collection from a different collection. Materials were often well labeled by date or activity but were not arranged in any specific order. After reviewing the records of various organizations and activities represented within the collection, six series were identified throughout the collection. Series one was broken down into three subseries to distinguish between the different organizations represented within that series. Series five was also separated into three subseries to separate the photographs and slides from panoramic photographs and glass slides. Routine preservation measures were taken such as removing staples and paperclips as well as photocopying all newspaper onto acid-free paper. Published materials were kept within the collection. The collection contains a large number of photographs, negatives, and slides which were sleeved in mylar and placed into appropriate storage boxes. The collection also contains a number of panoramic photos which were placed in chronological order.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Jennie A. Levine.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: General Organizational Files, 1930-2001 (6.25 linear feet)

This series contains general organizational files created and maintained by the Maryland Association for Family and Community Education, the National Association for Family and Community Education, and the Associated Country Women of the World. Materials consist of annual reports, correspondence, handbooks, meeting minutes, and publications produced by and about these organizations. This series is separated into 3 subseries.

Subseries 1.1: Organizational Files of the MDAFCE, 1938-2001 (5 linear feet)

This subseries contains organizatonal files created and maintained by the Maryland Association for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE), formerly the Maryland Extension Homemakers Counil (MEHC). Materials consist of annual reports, bylaws, correspondence, handbooks, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, publications, and reports. Publications in the collection include information on the MEHC's fiftieth anniversary including The Church Quilt, which can be located in series 7. The collection also contains information on the history of the organization, its founding, and subsequent name changes. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annual Report, 1940series 1.1box 1folder 1
Annual Report -- Venia M. Kellar, 1943-1944series 1.1box 1folder 2
Annual Report, 1955series 1.1box 1folder 3
Annual Report, 1956series 1.1box 1folder 4
Annual Report, 1957series 1.1box 1folder 5
Annual Report, 1958series 1.1box 1folder 6
Annual Report, 1959series 1.1box 1folder 7
Annual Report, 1960series 1.1box 1folder 8
Annual Report, 1961series 1.1box 1folder 9
Annual Report, 1962series 1.1box 1folder 10
Annual Report, 1963series 1.1box 1folder 11
Annual Report, 1964series 1.1box 2folder 1
Annual Report, 1965series 1.1box 2folder 2
Annual Report, 1966series 1.1box 2folder 3
Annual Report, 1966-1967series 1.1box 2folder 4
Annual Report, 1967series 1.1box 2folder 5
Annual Report, 1968series 1.1box 2folder 6
Annual Report, 1969series 1.1box 2folder 7
Annual Report, 1970series 1.1box 2folder 8
Annual Report, 1971series 1.1box 3folder 1
Annual Report, 1972series 1.1box 3folder 2
Annual Report, 1973series 1.1box 3folder 3
Annual Report, 1974series 1.1box 3folder 4
Annual Report, 1975series 1.1box 3folder 5
Annual Report, 1976series 1.1box 3folder 6
Annual Report, 1977series 1.1box 3folder 7
Annual Report, 1978series 1.1box 3folder 8
Annual Report, 1978-1979series 1.1box 3folder 9
Annual Report, 1980-1981series 1.1box 3folder 10
Annual Report, 1981-1982series 1.1box 3folder 11
Annual Report, 1983-1984series 1.1box 3folder 12
Annual Report, 1984-1985series 1.1box 3folder 13
Annual Report, 1986-1987series 1.1box 3folder 14
Annual Report, 1987-1988series 1.1box 3folder 15
Annual Report, 1989-1990series 1.1box 3folder 16
Annual Report, 1990-1991series 1.1box 3folder 17
Annual Report, 1991series 1.1box 3folder 18
Annual Report, 1992series 1.1box 4folder 1
Annual Report, 1993series 1.1box 4folder 2
Annual Report, 1994series 1.1box 4folder 3
Annual Report, 1994series 1.1box 4folder 4
Annual Report, 1995series 1.1box 4folder 5
Annual Report, 1996series 1.1box 4folder 6
Annual Report, 1997series 1.1box 4folder 7
Annual Report, 1998series 1.1box 4folder 8
Annual Report, 2000series 1.1box 4folder 9
Annual Report, 2001series 1.1box 4folder 10
Bylaws, 1959-1961series 1.1box 4folder 11
Correspondence -- National Rural Electrification Project, 1930series 1.1box 4folder 12
Correspondence -- Venia M. Kellar, 1938series 1.1box 4folder 13
Correspondence -- General, 1950series 1.1box 4folder 15
Correspondence -- General, 1951-1952series 1.1box 4folder 16
Handbook -- Howard County, 1992-1993series 1.1box 5folder 1
Handbook -- Maryland State Council of Homemakers Clubs, 1964series 1.1box 5folder 2
Handbook -- Maryland State Council of Homemakers Clubs, 1964-1966series 1.1box 5folder 3
Handbook -- Maryland State Council of Homemakers Clubs, 1964-1970series 1.1box 5folder 4
Handbook -- Maryland State Council of Homemakers Clubs, 1964-1970series 1.1box 5folder 5
Handbook -- Maryland State Council of Homemakers Clubs, 1964-1970series 1.1box 5folder 6
Meeting Agenda, 1939series 1.1box 5folder 7
Meeting Agenda, 1944series 1.1box 5folder 8
Meeting Agenda, 1956series 1.1box 5folder 9
Meeting Agenda, 1957series 1.1box 5folder 10
Meeting Agenda, 1959series 1.1box 5folder 11
Meeting Agenda, 1960series 1.1box 5folder 12
Meeting Agenda, 1961series 1.1box 5folder 13
Meeting Agenda, 1962series 1.1box 5folder 14
Meeting Agenda, 1963series 1.1box 5folder 15
Meeting Agenda, 1964series 1.1box 5folder 16
Meeting Agenda, 1965series 1.1box 5folder 17
Meeting Agenda, 1966series 1.1box 5folder 18
Meeting Agenda, 1967series 1.1box 5folder 19
Meeting Agenda, 1968series 1.1box 5folder 20
Meeting Agenda, 1969series 1.1box 5folder 21
Meeting Agenda, 1970series 1.1box 5folder 22
Meeting Agenda, 1971series 1.1box 5folder 23
Meeting Agenda, 1972series 1.1box 5folder 24
Meeting Agenda, 1973series 1.1box 5folder 25
Meeting Agenda, 1974series 1.1box 5folder 26
Meeting Agenda, 1975series 1.1box 5folder 27
Meeting Agenda, 1976series 1.1box 6folder 1
Meeting Agenda, 1977series 1.1box 6folder 2
Meeting Agenda, 1978series 1.1box 6folder 3
Meeting Agenda, 1979series 1.1box 6folder 4
Meeting Agenda, 1980series 1.1box 6folder 5
Meeting Agenda, 1981series 1.1box 6folder 6
Meeting Agenda, 1982series 1.1box 6folder 7
Meeting Agenda, 1983series 1.1box 6folder 8
Meeting Agenda, 1984series 1.1box 6folder 9
Meeting Agenda, 1985series 1.1box 6folder 10
Meeting Agenda, 1986series 1.1box 6folder 11
Meeting Agenda, 1987series 1.1box 6folder 12
Meeting Agenda, 1988series 1.1box 6folder 13
Meeting Agenda, 1989series 1.1box 6folder 14
Meeting Agenda, 1990series 1.1box 6folder 15
Meeting Agenda, 1982series 1.1box 6folder 16
Meeting Minutes, 1944-1951series 1.1box 6folder 17
Meeting Minutes, 1952-1955series 1.1box 6folder 18
Meeting Minutes, 1954-1958series 1.1box 6folder 19
Meeting Minutes, 1956-1962series 1.1box 6folder 20
Meeting Minutes, 1962-1963series 1.1box 7folder 1
Meeting Minutes, 1965-1968series 1.1box 7folder 2
Meeting Minutes, 1969-1971series 1.1box 7folder 3
Meeting Minutes, 1963-1971series 1.1box 7folder 4
Meeting Minutes, 1972series 1.1box 7folder 5
Meeting Minutes, 1973series 1.1box 7folder 6
Meeting Minutes, 1973-1975series 1.1box 8folder 1
Meeting Minutes, 1974series 1.1box 8folder 2
Meeting Minutes, 1975series 1.1box 8folder 3
Meeting Minutes, 1976-1981series 1.1box 8folder 4
Meeting Minutes, 1978series 1.1box 8folder 5
Meeting Minutes, 1979series 1.1box 8folder 6
Meeting Minutes, 1980series 1.1box 8folder 7
Meeting Minutes, 1981series 1.1box 8folder 8
Meeting Minutes, 1982series 1.1box 8folder 9
Meeting Minutes, 1983series 1.1box 8folder 10
Meeting Minutes, 1984series 1.1box 8folder 11
Meeting Minutes, 1985series 1.1box 9folder 1
Meeting Minutes, 1990-1992series 1.1box 9folder 2
Meeting Minutes, 1992series 1.1box 9folder 3
Meeting Minutes, 1993series 1.1box 9folder 4
Newspaper Clippings, 1953-1982series 1.1box 9folder 5
Organizational History, 1930-1937series 1.1box 9folder 6
Organizational History, 1938-1939series 1.1box 9folder 7
Organizational History, 1948-1971series 1.1box 9folder 8
Organization History -- List of Presidents, 1962-1964series 1.1box 9folder 9
Organizational History -- Twenty-Fifth Anniversary, 1963series 1.1box 9folder 10
Organizational History -- Randallstown Homemakers Club, 1973series 1.1box 9folder 11
Publications -- "A Maryland Album-Quiltmaking Traditions 1634-1934", 1995series 1.1box 10folder 1
Publications -- "A Study of Homemakers Club Membership in Maryland", 1951series 1.1box 10folder 2
Publications -- "Belts Ensure Life-Time Safety", 1988series 1.1box 10folder 3
Publications -- "Extension Service News", 1958series 1.1box 10folder 4
Publications -- "Fiftieth Anniversary Quilt", 1988series 1.1box 10folder 5
Publications -- "Progress Through People" Volume 4.4, 1989series 1.1box 10folder 6
Publications -- "Today's Home Builds Tomorrow's World", 1982series 1.1box 10folder 7
Publications -- Publications List, 1977series 1.1box 10folder 8
Slide Set Script -- Report of National Meeting, 1964series 1.1box 10folder 9
Secretary's Book, 1938-1944series 1.1box 10folder 10
Secretary's Book, 1938-1944series 1.1box 10folder 11
Senate Resolutions -- Homemakers Week (yes), 1983-1984series 1.1box 10folder 12
Treasurer's Report, 1938-1940series 1.1box 10folder 13
Treasurer's Report, 1938-1955series 1.1box 10folder 14
Treasurer's Report, 1938-1967series 1.1box 11folder 1
Treasurer's Report, 1968-1982series 1.1box 11folder 2
Treasurer's Report, 1986-1987series 1.1box 11folder 3
Treasurer's Report, 1990-1992series 1.1box 11folder 4
Tree Legacy, 1987series 1.1box 11folder 5
Venia M. Kellar Scholarship, 1950-1984series 1.1box 11folder 6

Subseries 1.2: Organizational Files of the NAFCE, 1972-1992 (.75 linear feet)

This subseries consists of awards, conference proceedings, handbooks, meeting minutes, publications, and reports produced by and about the National Association for Family and Community Education (NAFCE), formerly the National Extension Homemakers Council (NEHC) and used by the MDAFCE. The NAFCE is a national organization affiliated with the state homemakers' councils, such as the MDAFCE, which works to improve the lives of families and communities in the United States. Since their establishment in 1936, the NAFCE has been involved in various programs such as the national school lunch program, immunization programs for children, and local bookmobiles. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
National Association for Family and Community Education -- Handbook, 1993series 1.2box 11folder 7
National Association for Family and Community Education -- Handbook, 1995series 1.2box 11folder 8
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Awards, 1979-1981series 1.2box 11folder 9
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Conference, 1972series 1.2box 11folder 10
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Handbook, 1982series 1.2box 11folder 11
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Handbook, 1984-1987series 1.2box 11folder 12
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Handbook, 1991-1992series 1.2box 11folder 13
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Meeting Minutes, 1972series 1.2box 12folder 1
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Meeting Minutes, 1973series 1.2box 12folder 2
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Publications, 1991series 1.2box 12folder 3
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Reports, 1975series 1.2box 12folder 4
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Reports, 1975series 1.2box 12folder 5
National Extension Homemakers Council -- Study, 1979series 1.2box 12folder 6

Subseries 1.3: Organizational Files of the Associated Country Women of the World, 1957-1981 (.5 linear feet)

This subseries contains administrative material, conference proceedings, financial records, meeting minutes, and newsletters and press releases related to the Associated Country Women of the World and used by the MDAFCE. The Associated Country Women of the World is an international organization committed to working with and improving the lives of rural women around the globe. The MDAFCE has been affiliated with the Associated Country Women of the World since its establishment in 1938. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Associated Country Women of the World -- Administrative, 1957-1962series 1.3box 12folder 7
Associated Country Women of the World -- Conferences, 1959-1962series 1.3box 12folder 8
Associated Country Women of the World -- Financial, 1957-1964series 1.3box 12folder 9
Associated Country Women of the World -- Meeting Minutes, 1958-1963series 1.3box 13folder 1
Associated Country Women of the World -- Newsletters and Press Releases, 1959-1981series 1.3box 13folder 2

Series 2: Home Demonstration Work, 1923-1965 (1 linear foot)

This series consists of annual reports, handbooks, press releases, and newsletters relating to home demonstration work in Maryland. The records within this series detail the participation of Maryland residents in home demonstration work as well as subjects that were covered each year. While home demonstration work existed before the establishment of the Maryland Association for Family and Community Education (MDAFCE), the MDAFCE was created to bring together women from local homemakers club throughout the state of Maryland. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annual Report, 1923 series 2box 1folder 1
Annual Report, 1924 series 2box 1folder 2
Annual Report, 1925 series 2box 1folder 3
Annual Report, 1926 series 2box 1folder 4
Annual Report, 1927 series 2box 1folder 5
Annual Report, 1928 series 2box 1folder 6
Annual Report, 1929 series 2box 1folder 7
Annual Report, 1930 series 2box 1folder 8
Annual Report, 1931 series 2box 1folder 9
Annual Report, 1932 series 2box 1folder 10
Annual Report, 1933 series 2box 2folder 1
Annual Report, 1936 series 2box 2folder 2
Annual Report, 1937 series 2box 2folder 3
Handbook -- Maryland Home Demonstration Agents, circa 1938 series 2box 2folder 4
Newsletters and Press Releases -- Somerset County, 1965-1972 series 2box 2folder 5

Series 3: Cooperative Extension Education Programs, 1923-1985 (4.5 linear feet)

This series contains materials from the Rural Women's Short Course, College Week, and College Days, programs that were jointly sponsored by the University of Maryland, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the Maryland Extension Homemakers Council (MEHC). This series consists of annual reports, enrollment records, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, and publications. The RWSC, College Week, and College Days were the same program but operated under different names depending upon the time period. In addition, this series contains meeting minutes from the Rural Women's Short Course Club which recorded the financial expenditures of the RWSC as well as changes to the course. This series also contains a slide set script for slides that can be located in series 5. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Activities -- Rural Women's Short Course, 1926 series 3box 1folder 1
Annual Report, 1923 series 3box 1folder 2
Annual Report, 1977 series 3box 1folder 3
Annual Report, 1962 series 3box 1folder 4
Annual Report, 1965 series 3box 1folder 5
Annual Report, 1966 series 3box 1folder 6
Annual Report, 1967 series 3box 1folder 7
Annual Report, 1968 series 3box 1folder 8
Annual Report, 1968 series 3box 1folder 9
Annual Report, 1968 series 3box 2folder 1
Annual Report, 1968 series 3box 2folder 2
Annual Report, 1969 series 3box 2folder 3
Annual Report, 1969 series 3box 2folder 4
Annual Report, 1970 series 3box 2folder 5
Annual Report, 1970 series 3box 2folder 6
Annual Report, 1971 series 3box 3folder 1
Annual Report, 1971 series 3box 3folder 2
Annual Report, 1972 series 3box 3folder 3
Annual Report, 1972 series 3box 3folder 4
Annual Report, 1973 series 3box 3folder 5
Annual Report, 1974 series 3box 3folder 6
Annual Report, 1975 series 3box 4folder 1
Annual Report, 1976 series 3box 4folder 2
Annual Report, 1977 series 3box 4folder 3
Annual Report, 1977 series 3box 4folder 4
Class Schedule, 1928 series 3box 4folder 5
Correspondence -- General, 1938-1940 series 3box 4folder 6
Enrollment, 1924 series 3box 4folder 7
Enrollment, 1925 series 3box 4folder 8
Enrollment, 1926 series 3box 4folder 9
Enrollment, 1927 series 3box 4folder 10
Enrollment, 1928 series 3box 4folder 11
Enrollment, 1929 series 3box 4folder 12
Enrollment, 1930 series 3box 5folder 1
Enrollment, 1931 series 3box 5folder 2
Enrollment, 1932 series 3box 5folder 3
Enrollment, 1933 series 3box 5folder 4
Enrollment, 1934 series 3box 5folder 5
Enrollment, 1939-1947 series 3box 5folder 6
Enrollment, 1939-1948 series 3box 5folder 7
Enrollment, 1964-1968 series 3box 5folder 8
Enrollment, 1967 series 3box 5folder 9
Enrollment, 1964-1969 series 3box 5folder 10
Evaluation -- College Days, 1972 series 3box 5folder 11
Graduation Certificate -- Rural Women's Short Course, 1954 series 3box 5folder 12
Graduation Certificate -- College Week for Women, undated series 3box 5folder 13
Newsletters and Press Releases, 1973-1979 series 3box 6folder 1
Newspaper Clippings, 1940 series 3box 6folder 2
Newspaper Clippings, 1950-1952 series 3box 6folder 3
Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1969 series 3box 6folder 4
Newspaper Clippings -- Rural Women's Short Course , 1948 series 3box 6folder 5
Newspaper Clippings -- Scrapbook (Oversize Only), 1938-1941 series 3box 6folder 6
Newspaper Clippings, 1979-1981 series 3box 6folder 7
Publications -- Programs, 1923 series 3box 6folder 8
Publications -- Programs, 1926 series 3box 6folder 9
Publications -- Programs, 1928 series 3box 6folder 10
Publications -- Programs, 1930 series 3box 6folder 11
Publications -- Programs, 1931 series 3box 6folder 12
Publications -- Programs, 1932 series 3box 6folder 13
Publications -- Programs, 1934 series 3box 7folder 1
Publications -- Programs, 1935 series 3box 7folder 2
Publications -- Programs, 1936 series 3box 7folder 3
Publications -- Programs, 1937 series 3box 7folder 4
Publications -- Programs, 1938 series 3box 7folder 5
Publications -- Programs, 1939 series 3box 7folder 6
Publications -- Programs, 1940 series 3box 7folder 7
Publications -- Programs, 1941 series 3box 7folder 8
Publications -- Programs, 1942 series 3box 7folder 9
Publications -- Programs, 1944 series 3box 7folder 10
Publications -- Programs, 1946 series 3box 7folder 11
Publications -- Programs, 1947 series 3box 7folder 12
Publications -- Programs, 1948 series 3box 7folder 13
Publications -- Programs, 1949 series 3box 7folder 14
Publications -- Programs, 1950 series 3box 7folder 15
Publications -- Programs, 1951 series 3box 7folder 16
Publications -- Programs, 1952 series 3box 7folder 17
Publications -- Programs, 1953 series 3box 7folder 18
Publications -- Programs, 1954 series 3box 7folder 19
Publications -- Programs, 1955 series 3box 7folder 20
Publications -- Programs, 1956 series 3box 7folder 21
Publications -- Programs, 1957 series 3box 8folder 1
Publications -- Programs, 1958 series 3box 8folder 2
Publications -- Programs, 1960 series 3box 8folder 3
Publications -- Programs, 1961 series 3box 8folder 4
Publications -- Programs, 1962 series 3box 8folder 5
Publications -- Programs, 1963 series 3box 8folder 6
Publications -- Programs, 1964 series 3box 8folder 7
Publications -- Programs, 1965 series 3box 8folder 8
Publications -- Programs, 1966 series 3box 8folder 9
Publications -- Programs, 1967 series 3box 8folder 10
Publications -- Programs, 1968 series 3box 8folder 11
Publications -- Programs, 1969 series 3box 8folder 12
Publications -- Programs, 1970 series 3box 8folder 13
Publications -- Programs, 1971 series 3box 8folder 14
Publications -- Programs, 1972 series 3box 9folder 1
Publications -- Programs, 1973 series 3box 9folder 2
Publications -- Programs, 1974 series 3box 9folder 3
Publications -- Programs, 1975 series 3box 9folder 4
Publications -- Programs, 1976 series 3box 9folder 5
Publications -- Programs, 1977 series 3box 9folder 6
Publications -- Programs, 1979 series 3box 9folder 7
Publications -- Programs, 1980 series 3box 9folder 8
Publications -- Programs, 1981 series 3box 9folder 9
Publications -- Programs, 1982 series 3box 9folder 10
Publications -- Programs, 1983 series 3box 9folder 11
Publications -- Programs, 1984 series 3box 9folder 12
Publications -- Programs, 1985 series 3box 9folder 13
Report -- Food and People Program, 1969 series 3box 9folder 14
Resolutions -- Rural Women's Short Course, 1926 series 3box 9folder 15
Rural Women's Short Course Club -- Constitution and Bylaws, 1926 series 3box 9folder 16
Rural Women's Short Course Club -- Meeting Minutes, 1926-1940 series 3box 9folder 17
Rural Women's Short Course Club -- Meeting Minutes, 1940-1951 series 3box 9folder 18
Rural Women's Short Course Club -- Meeting Minutes, 1952-1953 series 3box 9folder 19
Slide Set Script -- College Days II, 1980 series 3box 9folder 20
Speeches -- College Week for Women, 1968 series 3box 9folder 21

Series 4: Family and Community Leadership, 1986-1997 (.5 linear feet)

This series consists of correspondence, handbooks, meeting minutes, and organizational history relating to the Family and Community Leadership(FCL) program sponsored by the MDAFCE. The FCL program taught local women how to attain leadership roles in their communities. This program gave women the confidence and skills to become leaders in areas such as public policy and legislation. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1986-1991 series 4box 1folder 1
Handbook, circa 1986 series 4box 1folder 2
Handbook, circa 1986 series 4box 1folder 3
Handbook, 1989 series 4box 1folder 4
Handbook, 1993 series 4box 1folder 5
Meeting Minutes, 1990-1994 series 4box 1folder 6
Organizational History, 1985-1995 series 4box 1folder 7
Spirit of FCL Award, 1997 series 4box 1folder 8

Series 5: Photographs, 1917-1991 (1 linear feet, 2915 items)

This series consists of photographs, slides, and glass slides and negatives related to the MDAFCE, NAFCE, Associated Country Women of the World, Rural Women's Short Course, College Week, and College Days. This series is separated into three subseries.

Subseries 5.1: Photographs and Slides, 1917-1991 (1 linear foot and 2831 items)

This subseries consists of photographs and slides from the Associated Country Women of the World, MDAFCE, NAFCE, Rural Women's Short Course, College Week, and College Days. The majority of the subseries is comprised of photographs from the Rural Women's Short Course, College Week, and College Days. Scripts for slide sets can be found in series 3. Materials are arranged alphabetically by organization name and then chronologically, except for the RWSC and related programs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Rural Women's Short Course, 1924series 5.1box 1folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1923series 5.1box 1folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1927series 5.1box 1folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1928series 5.1box 1folder 3
Rural Women's Short Coruse, 1929series 5.1box 1folder 4
Rural Women's Short Course, Circa 1920sseries 5.1box 2folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1930series 5.1box 2folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1933series 5.1box 2folder 3
Rural Women's Short Course, 1934series 5.1box 2folder 4
Rural Women's Short Course, 1938series 5.1box 2folder 5
Rural Women's Short Course, 1939series 5.1box 3folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1940series 5.1box 3folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1940series 5.1box 4folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1941series 5.1box 4folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1947series 5.1box 4folder 3
Rural Women's Short Course (Includes Oversize), circa 1940s-1950sseries 5.1box 5folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1948series 5.1box 6folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1950series 5.1box 6folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1951series 5.1box 6folder 3
Rural Women's Short Course, 1952series 5.1box 6folder 4
Rural Women's Short Course (Includes Oversize), 1952series 5.1box 7folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1953series 5.1box 7folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1954series 5.1box 7folder 3
Rural Women's Short Course, 1955series 5.1box 7folder 4
Rural Women's Short Course, 1955series 5.1box 8folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1956series 5.1box 8folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1957series 5.1box 9folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1958series 5.1box 9folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1959series 5.1box 10folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1960series 5.1box 10folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1960series 5.1box 11folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1961series 5.1box 11folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1962series 5.1box 11folder 3
Rural Women's Short Course, 1963series 5.1box 11folder 4
Rural Women's Short Course -- Somerset County, 1964series 5.1box 11folder 5
Rural Women's Short Course, 1964series 5.1box 12folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1965series 5.1box 12folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1966series 5.1box 12folder 3
Rural Women's Short Course, Circa 1960sseries 5.1box 13folder 1
College Week, 1969series 5.1box 13folder 2
College Week, 1973series 5.1box 13folder 3
College Days, 1974series 5.1box 13folder 4
College Days, 1975series 5.1box 13folder 5
College Days, 1978series 5.1box 13folder 6
College Days, 1979series 5.1box 13folder 7
College Days -- Mount Saint Mary's, 1979series 5.1box 13folder 8
College Days II, 1980series 5.1box 14folder 1
College Days, 1983series 5.1box 14folder 2
Associated Country Women of the World -- Maryland Delegation, 1968series 5.1box 14folder 3
Country Women's Council Meeting -- Ireland, 1986series 5.1box 14folder 4
Leader Training Workshop, 1985series 5.1box 14folder 5
National Extension Homemakers Council, circa 1954series 5.1box 14folder 6
Maryland State Council of Homemakers Clubs (Includes Oversize), 1917series 5.1box 14folder 6
Maryland Extension Homemakers Council, 1971-1981series 5.1box 14folder 7
National Extension Homemakers Council, 1960s-1970sseries 5.1box 14folder 7
National Extension Homemakers Council, 1991series 5.1box 14folder 8

Subseries 5.2: Panoramic Photographs, 1924-1966 (48 items)

This subseries consists of panoramic photos taken of women attending and graduating from the Rural Women's Short Course and College Week. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1924series 5.2box 1folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1924series 5.2box 1folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course -- Visit to Washington, D.C. (Oversize Only), 1924series 5.2box 1folder 3
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1926series 5.2box 1folder 4
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1927series 5.2box 1folder 5
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1928series 5.2box 1folder 6
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1929series 5.2box 1folder 7
Rural Women's Short Course -- Allegany County Delegates (Oversize Only), 1929series 5.2box 1folder 8
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1929series 5.2box 1folder 9
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), circa 1920sseries 5.2box 1folder 10
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), circa 1920sseries 5.2box 1folder 11
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), circa 1920sseries 5.2box 1folder 12
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1930series 5.2box 1folder 13
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1931series 5.2box 1folder 14
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1931series 5.2box 1folder 15
Rural Women's Short Course -- Visit to Mount Vernon (Oversize Only), 1932series 5.2box 1folder 16
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1938series 5.2box 1folder 17
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1948series 5.2box 1folder 18
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1948series 5.2box 1folder 19
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1948series 5.2box 1folder 20
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1948series 5.2box 1folder 21
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1948series 5.2box 1folder 22
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1949series 5.2box 1folder 23
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1949series 5.2box 1folder 24
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1950series 5.2box 1folder 25
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1952series 5.2box 1folder 26
Rural Women's Shrot Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1952series 5.2box 1folder 27
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1953series 5.2box 1folder 28
Rural Women's Shrot Course (Oversize Only), 1954series 5.2box 1folder 29
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1955series 5.2box 1folder 30
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1959series 5.2box 1folder 31
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1960series 5.2box 1folder 32
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1960series 5.2box 2folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1961series 5.2box 2folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1961series 5.2box 2folder 3
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1962series 5.2box 2folder 4
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1962series 5.2box 2folder 5
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1963series 5.2box 2folder 6
Rural Women's Short Course -- Eighth-Year Group (Oversize Only), 1963series 5.2box 2folder 7
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1963series 5.2box 2folder 8
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1964series 5.2box 2folder 9
Rural Women's Short Course -- Eighth-Year Group (Oversize Only), 1964series 5.2box 2folder 10
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1964series 5.2box 2folder 11
Rural Women's Short Course -- Eighth-Year Group (Oversize Only), 1965series 5.2box 2folder 12
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1966series 5.2box 2folder 13
Rural Women's Short Course (Oversize Only), 1966series 5.2box 2folder 14
Rural Women's Short Course -- Eighth-Year Group (Oversize Only), 1966series 5.2box 2folder 15
Rural Women's Short Course -- Graduating Class (Oversize Only), 1966series 5.2box 2folder 16

Subseries 5.3: Glass Slides and Negatives, 1923 (18 items)

This subseries consists of 18 glass slides and negatives from the Rural Women's Short Course, all dating from the year 1923. These glass slides and negatives were originally part of a separate accession but have been integrated into the MDAFCE Archives. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Rural Women's Short Course -- Child Care Display, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course -- Child Care Display, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course -- Display of the Home Demonstration Department of the Extension Service of UMD, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 3
Rural Women's Short Course -- Double Exposure, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 4
Rural Women's Short Course -- Field of Crops, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 5
Rural Women's Short Course -- Food Display, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 6
Rural Women's Short Course -- Food Display, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 7
Rural Women's Short Course -- Food Display, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 8
Rural Women's Short Course -- Food Display, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 9
Rural Women's Short Course -- Forest Hill Grange Food Display, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 10
Rural Women's Short Course -- Hat Display, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 11
Rural Women's Short Course -- Home Demonstration Display, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 12
Rural Women's Short Course -- Kitchen Scene, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 13
Rural Women's Short Course -- Milk Display, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 14
Rural Women's Short Course -- Milk Display with Group of Women in Front, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 15
Rural Women's Short Course -- Woman at Stove, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 16
Rural Women's Short Course -- Woman Standing by Piece of Paper, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 17
Rural Women's Short Course -- Woman Standing at Sink, 1923series 5.3box 1folder 18

Series 6: Audiovisual Materials, 1939-1986 (.5 linear feet)

This series contains reel-to-reel films and VHS tapes relating to Home Demonstration Work, the RWSC, and Family and Community Leadership. Materials are arranged alphabetically by organization name and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Home Demonstration Work, undated series 6box 1folder 1
Home and Garden, undated series 6box 1folder 2
Rural Women's Short Course, 1939 series 6box 1folder 3
Rural Women's Short Course, 1947 series 6box 1folder 4
Rural Women's Short Course, 1947 series 6box 1folder 5
Rural Women's Short Course, 1947 series 6box 1folder 6
Rural Women's Short Course, 1947 series 6box 1folder 7
Rural Women's Short Course, 1948 series 6box 1folder 8
Rural Women's Short Course, 1948 series 6box 1folder 9

Series 7: Memorabilia, 1988 (1 item)

This series contains one memorabilia item, the MEHC's Fiftieth-Anniversary Quilt named "The Church Quilt". The quilt was made in 1988 by Maryland homemakers and is comprised of patches of churches, one chosen by each county in Maryland. A publication produced by the MEHC about the quilt can be found in series 1.1. The quilt is placed on display twice a year during the spring and winter commencement ceremonies in the Memorial Chapel of the University of Maryland, College Park.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Fiftieth Anniversary Quilt -- The Church Quilt, 1988 series 7box 1folder 1

Related Material

-Arnold, Eleanor. Voices of American Homemakers . Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1985. University of Maryland Libraries. TX23.V65 1993.

-Coopeartive Extension Service (CES) Records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

-Elaine Crow Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

-The National Extension Homemakers Council Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

-Office of the President, University of Maryland Records, Series 9. Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

-Rural Women's Short Course Program 1939-1966, University Publications R21, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

-Thomas B. Symons PapersSpecial Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.