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Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Stadardization of Consumer Goods

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1963-001

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.

Dates

  • 1930 - 1936

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and reports of the Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to Special Collections in 1963.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

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.

Title
Virginia Home Economics Association: Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods Records, 1930-1936
Status
Completed
Author
Sam Walters
Date
2006 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308