Inventory

Homemakers Clubs - Indiana Extension
Dates: 1932-1968
Accession Number: 850124C
Description: Three file folders in a document case


History

Throughout the United States, women organized Home Economics clubs to "enlarge, improve and endear the greatest institution in the world--the home." Many of the home economics clubs (later called Homemakers Clubs) were established in the 1930s to offer women lessons in cooking and house-keeping. Popular throughout the state of Indiana, these clubs particularly served rural women who were geographically isolated. Home demonstration agents from the county extension office would help groups organize and often a trained home economist would conduct special classes.

Content and Scope of the Collection

This collection contains brief histories of 44 Homemakers Clubs primarily throughout Vigo County, Indiana. The inventory folder contains additional information and correspondence regarding these histories as well as a brief history of the Past Presidents' Club.

Document Case

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

1) Apache-Springs Home Demonstration Club

2) Burnett Home Demonstration Club

3) Carolaire Homemakers Club

4) Davis-Ardmore Homemakers Club

5) Davis Park Home Economics Club

6) Domestic Engineers Home Extension Club,
           Vigo County

7) East Side Home Demonstration Club

8) Fayette Home Demonstration Club

9) Friendship Home Demonstration Club

10) Garden Lane Home Demonstration Club

11) Harrison Home Demonstration Club

12) Hickory Flats Home Demonstration Club

13) Honey Creek Home Builders Home Demonstration Club

14) Hoosier Homemakers Home Demonstration Club

 

 

 

Folder 2

15) Lafayette Home Demonstration Club

16) Lakeview Homemakers Club

17) Learn-A-Lot Home Demonstration Club

18) Linton Township Home Economic Demonstration/Homemakers Club

19) Lost Creek Home Demonstration Club

20) Lost Creek Juniors Home Demonstration Club

21) Maryland (Home Economics/Home Demonstration/Homemakers) Club

22) Merry Moms Home Demonstration Club

23) Nevinettes Homemakers Club

24) Nevins Home Demonstration Club

25) Oak Grove Home Demonstration Club

26) Otter Creek Home Economics Club

 

 

 

Folder 3

27) Peppy Peppers Homemakers Club

28) Pierson Home Demonstration Club

29) Prairie Creek Home Demonstration Club

30) Prairieton Homemakers Club

31) Prairieton Young Homemakers Club

32) Riley Sunshine Home Demonstration Club

33) Riley Worth-While Homemakers Club

34) St. Mary's Home Demonstration Club

35) Sandcut Home Demonstration Club

36) Spring Creek Home Demonstration Club

37) Sugar Creek Home Demonstration Club

38) Sugar Grove Home Demonstration Club

39) Thornton Home Demonstration Club

40) Town and Country Home Economics Club

41) Vigo County Home Economics/Demonstration Choral Group

42) Wabash Home Economics Club

43) West Vigo Homemakers Club

44) Youngstown Home Demonstration Club