The History of the Home Economics Fellowship

History of the Dean's Fellowship Exhibit panel 

This exhibit provides a special opportunity to celebrate the Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics.  Now in its 23rd year, the fellowship has led to a growing collection of scholarly works that trace the history of the field, challenge misperceptions of the past, and connect early efforts to understand the relevance of health, education, and consumer behavior to the College of Human Ecology's work today.

The fellows of the Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics have shared the vision of an effort to uncover and preserve many of the contributions of the field of Home Economics to science, teaching, public health, and research. Several of the fellows have reflected on their experience at Cornell and have suggested for inclusion in this exhibit particular items from the holdings of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections that were important in their research.

To honor Cornell's sesquicentennial, the College of Human Ecology hopes that our reflections on the past can give greater meaning to our present successes and bolster our shared vision for the future.


    Mann Library Lobby Exhibit
      March 24-May 31, 2015

Exhibition Credits

Exhibit Curator: Eileen Keating
Graphic and Web Design: Angelica Hammer and Eileen Keating
Exhibition Installation: Eileen Keating
Cornell Chronicle Blog post: Ted Boscia