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Archives Meredith History: Home Econ History

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Home Economics At Meredith College



For 30 years (1965-1995), Marilyn Stuber taught home economics at Meredith College, becoming department head in 1967. Under her leadership, the curriculum advanced substantially, with five majors added in 1988.

“Our goal remains to improve the quality of individual and family life, but we’ve added ‘and to make a living.’ Home economics is much more than stitching and stirring.” --Dr. Stuber, 1994

In 1995, she received the Laura Weatherspoon Harrill Presidential Award, given to faculty members for their contributions to the College and its programs. She was recognized for her focus on and dedication to student advising during her long and distinguished career at Meredith.

After retirement, Dr. Stuber wrote the following history of the home economics department, covering 1914 through the mid-1990s.
View Home Economics History in MSWord
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A sample of Home Economics history from the 10,000+ photo collection of the Meredith Archives.


Brewer House 

Child Development

Dessert Tree  Ellis and mannequin

Fashionistas ca. 1920

Hunter/Martin Hall

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