Processed materials, covering the years 1936-1988, are arranged in 3 series: 1. Administrative files; 2. Scrapbooks, clippings, and photographs; and 3. Newsletters. Unprocessed materials, covering the years circa 1951-2003, are in boxes 4-9.
The North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NCAFCS), originally called the North Carolina Home Economics Association (NCHEA), was founded in 1917 with the mission to promote education, research and cooperative programs in the field of home economics. These records date from 1936 to 2003 and include correspondence, minutes, reports, programs, constitutions, membership lists, scrapbooks and related materials.
The North Carolina Home Economics Association (NCHEA) was founded in 1917, and achieved formal status in 1919 through the adoption of a constitution and its official name. The association was affiliated with the National Home Economics Association in 1922. The name of the state organization was changed, circa 1994, to the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NCAFCS) to follow the change in the national organization's name to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The purpose of the NCAFCS is to promote education, research and cooperative programs and to disseminate information in the field of home economics. The association's programs have been concerned with family research, consumer issues, services for children, nutrition, and problems confronting the elderly and the handicapped.
Membership includes professionals working in government agencies, private enterprise and education. Membership is furthermore made up of three separate groupings, six regional groups, six subject matter sections and eight professional sections. The NCAFCS is governed by an elected board of directors.
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Initial material received from Patricia Roswell of the NCHEA in March 1983. Materials received in 1989 integrated into the collection by NCHEA officers. Additional materials were received in 2006.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Records, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.
Finding Aid Revisions: Title changed and series-level description revised during finding aid revision, 2011.