|Scope and Content|
1. Two contact sheets showing the interior of the Home Management House with men and women dressed in suit and tie, and dresses, eating around a nicely set table with a centerpiece of daffodils. One print shows what appears to be the interior of a Home Economics classroom wiith students working
2. One photograph of men and women sitting around the table in the Home Management House, eating together.
3. One photograph of women having "tea" at a nicely set table, with tapered candles and a fruit centerpiece. The room is not identified as being in the "Home Management House," but is probably still part of the Home Economics program.
4. Additional prints of the Home Management House were found in a "Buildings" photograph box and were relocated to this file on 22 September 2010 by Jeanine Wine.
|Bio History Note|
The following information is taken from:
- WIlliam R. Eberly' s book, "The Story of the Natural Sciences at Manchester College," pgs. 11 - 14 and 35 - 36.
- "Manchester College, A Century of Faith, Learning and Service," by Timothy K. Jones.
Professor A. B. Ulrey, taught Geology, Zoology, Botany, Biology and Chemistry at Manchester College from 1894 - 1900. He had a special interest in "science in the service of mankind," especially in the areas of hygiene and practical cooking. He had a great interest in human health and hygiene and studied bacteria and disease producing germs. In 1897 it was noted in the college paper that "...this subject is of great interest just now, since physicians have learned that diseases are produced by these germs." Ulrey began a short course, one lecture per week, on "Sanitary Science" or hygiene. The course was popular with students. In January 1900 Ulrey established a "Department of Hygiene and Practical Cooking," and in Feburary of 1900, announced the opening of the "Hygenic Laboratory." This was a service offered to the community to analyze water and food samples as well as body fluieds such as urine and blood.
Although Ulrey left Manchester College in 1900, his views established the Biology Department as the sponsor of what was to be called domestic science. An announcement In the fall of 1910 proclaimed, "A class in Domestic Science is now in progress and will be continued throughout the year. There will be recitations and lectures on the science of food products and theory of cooking, also actual practice by the students in putting these theories to test." The instructor was Anna Zimmerman. Little is known about this first year of Domestic Science. It would be 1913 before another course in Domestic Science was offered.
Two components in the definition of "domestic science" may have been involved with the slow start of the domestic science program:
1. Those things that include scientific input such as food, nutrition, health, etc.
2. Those things dealing with domestic functions such as clothing, sewing and home decorating.
Both components requre two kinds of specialized instructors and both demand two kinds of differently equipped classrooms. The first cooking experiments were conducted in the chemistry laboratory and were included in the science program. There was no facility on campus to house the space and equipment needed for the more aesthetic types of work.
These photographs were assembled and titled "Home Management House" because they looked similar. Only one had been iactually dentified as the "Home Management House," and it is unknown by whom the identification had been made. Also, Marlys Blough was identified and the possible "back of Keith Hoover's head."
Description prepared by Jeanine Wine 16 September 2010.