College of Health and Human Sciences records

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US US kmk 2015-16.003

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College of Health and Human Sciences records


  • 1861–2011 (Creation)


60 cubic foot boxes

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Administrative history

The College of Human Ecology can trace its roots to the early years of Kansas State University and the women’s course established in 1873 by President John Anderson. The program turned into the Household Economics Course in 1897 and then Domestic Science in 1898 when the program also occupied the newly built Kedzie Hall.

In 1908 the program moved to the newly built, and larger, Calvin Hall, and in 1909 the College was reorganized and the Division of Home Economics was created. Expansion in the programs offered through the division lead to the building of Thompson Hall in 1922 and then the Campus Creek Complex in the late 1940’s. In 1942 the division was renamed the School of Home Economics and at the 1963 reorganization was renamed the College of Home Economics. In 1960 the College occupied newly built Justin Hall.

The College of Home Economics became the College of Human Ecology in 1986. In 2019, it was renamed as the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Deans of the College –
1908 – 1918: Mary P. Van Zile, became Dean of Women until 1940
1918 – 1923: Helen B. Thompson
1923 – 1954: Margaret M. Justin
1954 – 1974: Doretta S. Hoffman
1975 – 1983: Ruth Hoeflin
1983 – 1998: Barbara S. Stowe
1998 – 2006: Carol E. Kellett
2006 – 2013: Virginia M. Moxley
2013 – 2021: John Buckwalter
2021 - present: Craig Harms (Interim)

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Scope and content

The College of Health and Human Science Records cover the history of the college spanning from 1863-2011. The collection includes documents, pictures, and other materials from Hospitality Days, departmental restructuring, name changes, various conference presentations and information from research and extension services. In 1912, Home Economics become a division within in the college and eventually in 1985, changed its' name to Human Ecology and later in 2019 the college changed its' name to the College of Health and Human Sciences. There were programs that moved to the College of Arts & Sciences, but the College of Health and Human Sciences retained the Interior Design and Fashion Studies programs in 1965. Likewise, programs were added to the College of Health of Human Sciences, such as Communication Sciences and Disorders and Social Work in 1994. There are correspondence and planning materials from these mergers and changes, along with other program moves. The collection contains notes and programs from conferences such as Lake Placid and the White House Conference on Families. Included in the collection is also personal and business related correspondence from Deans and other faculty members.

System of arrangement

Series were ordered hierarchical and then alphabetical. Order of each series changes between alphabetical or chronological.

Series 1: Dean's Office
Series 2: Department of Applied Human Science
Series 3: Center on Aging
Series 4: Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health
Series 5: Department of Hospitality Management
Series 6: Department of Interior Design & Fashion Studies
Series 7: Accreditation
Series 8: Alumni
Series 9: Board of Regents
Series 10: Buildings
Series 11: Enrollment
Series 12: Essential Edge
Series 13: Graduation
Series 14: Hospitality Days
Series 15: Meeting Minutes
Series 16: Research and Extension
Series 17: Strategic Planning
Series 18: Subject Files

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Conditions governing access

No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.

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The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

It recieved the accession number 2015-16.003.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Dean of Human Ecology
Acqusition Method: Transfer.
Acqusition Date: 20150710

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Records of the dean documenting an attempt to close the College of Human Ecology (1990), as well as files and reports related to the dean's office. All align with the collection development guidelines.


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Specialized notes

  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], Dean of Human Ecology records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Avery Hauschild
Processing Info: During the 2021 - 2022 school year, student assistant Avery Hauschild processed and described the materials and processing archivist Helena Egbert reviewed them.
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