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Jane S. McKimmon Papers


Jane Simpson McKimmon (1867-1957), daughter of William and Anne Cameron Simpson of Raleigh, was a pioneer in the home demonstration field in North Carolina. This work was an outgrowth of the Farmer's Cooperative Demonstration Work, organized by Dr. Seaman A. Knapp in Texas (1903) to aid farmers and agricultural workers. She was selected, in 1911, as one of five pioneer state home demonstration agents to develop a similar program for improvement of the lives of rural women and their families through education in home economics. In the same year a joint program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, and North Carolina State Colle ... (more below)

Title

Jane S. McKimmon Papers

Collection Number

P.C.234

Date(s)

1910 - 1945

Language

English

Physical Description
Boxes
32
Physical Description
Folders
15.00
Items
26.00
Volumes
24.00
Abstract

Jane Simpson McKimmon (1867-1957), daughter of William and Anne Cameron Simpson of Raleigh, was a pioneer in the home demonstration field in North Carolina. This work was an outgrowth of the Farmer's Cooperative Demonstration Work, organized by Dr. Seaman A. Knapp in Texas (1903) to aid farmers and agricultural workers. She was selected, in 1911, as one of five pioneer state home demonstration agents to develop a similar program for improvement of the lives of rural women and their families through education in home economics. In the same year a joint program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, and North Carolina State College established an extension service in 14 counties in the state. Formation of Girls' Tomato Clubs was one of the first projects and from these canning clubs developed the home demonstration movement in North Carolina. Under the leadership of Mrs. McKimmon the North Carolina Home Demonstration Service was soon recognized as a model program and her ideas and methods spread throughout the nation and abroad.

The papers include letters, reports, questionnaires, booklets, pamphlets, bulletins, leaflets, programs, invitations, menus, newspaper and magazine clippings, desk calendars, forms, and photographs relating to Jane Simpson McKimmon's work with home demonstration and canning clubs.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

McKimmon, Jane Simpson.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Series include: Canning Club and Home Demonstration, 1911-1927; Home Demonstration Annual Reports, 1925-1937; Tomato Club Booklets, 1912-1915; Questionnaires, 1928-1929; Scrapbooks and Associated Materials, 1913-1942; Typescripts of Reports, Articles, and Speeches, 1911-1934; Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings, 1912-1939; Conceit Books, 1913-1944; and Daily Reminder Desk Calendars, 1915-1944.


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Jane Simpson McKimmon, daughter of William and Anne Cameron Simpson, was born in Raleigh, November 13, 1867. Educated at Peace Institute in Raleigh, she received her technical training at Simmon's College, Boston, followed in later years by a B.S. degree from North Carolina State College in 1927, a M.S. in 1929, and an honorary L.L.D. in 1934 from the University of North Carolina.

Mrs. McKimmon was a pioneer in the home demonstration field in North Carolina. This work was an outgrowth of the Farmer's Cooperative Demonstration Work, organized by Dr. Seaman A. Knapp in Texas (1903) to aid farmers and agricultural workers. She was selected, in 1911, as one of five pioneer state home demonstration agents to develop a similar program for improvement of the lives of rural women and their families through education in home economics. In the same year a joint program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, and North Carolina State College established an extension service in 14 counties in the state. Formation of Girls' Tomato Clubs was one of the first projects and from these canning clubs developed the home demonstration movement in North Carolina.

Under the leadership of Mrs. McKimmon the North Carolina Home Demonstration Service was soon recognized as a model program and her ideas and methods spread throughout the nation and abroad. She served as Home Demonstration Agent for 25 years (1911-1936) and was also Assistant Director of Extension for North Carolina State College from 1922 to 1936. Her services were recognized locally and nationally. Dr. McKimmon received an invitation from the President off the United States to attend a meeting of the President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership, Washington, December 2-5, 1931. The University of North Carolina conferred an honorary L.L.D. degree in 1934 and the National Honorary Extension Service fraternity voted her its highest distinguished service award in 1937.

Mrs. McKimmon died December 1, 1957.


Jane Simpson McKimmon, daughter of William and Anne Cameron Simpson, was born in Raleigh, November 13, 1867. Educated at Peace Institute in Raleigh, she received her technical training at Simmon's College, Boston, followed in later years by a B.S. degree from North Carolina State College in 1927, a M.S. in 1929, and an honorary L.L.D. in 1934 from the University of North Carolina.

Mrs. McKimmon was a pioneer in the home demonstration field in North Carolina. This work was an outgrowth of the Farmer's Cooperative Demonstration Work, organized by Dr. Seaman A. Knapp in Texas (1903) to aid farmers and agricultural workers. She was selected, in 1911, as one of five pioneer state home demonstration agents to develop a similar program for improvement of the lives of rural women and their families through education in home economics. In the same year a joint program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, and North Carolina State College established an extension service in 14 counties in the state. Formation of Girls' Tomato Clubs was one of the first projects and from these canning clubs developed the home demonstration movement in North Carolina.

Under the leadership of Mrs. McKimmon the North Carolina Home Demonstration Service was soon recognized as a model program and her ideas and methods spread throughout the nation and abroad. She served as Home Demonstration Agent for 25 years (1911-1936) and was also Assistant Director of Extension for North Carolina State College from 1922 to 1936. Her services were recognized locally and nationally. Dr. McKimmon received an invitation from the President off the United States to attend a meeting of the President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership, Washington, December 2-5, 1931. The University of North Carolina conferred an honorary L.L.D. degree in 1934 and the National Honorary Extension Service fraternity voted her its highest distinguished service award in 1937.

Mrs. McKimmon died December 1, 1957.


[Identification of item], P.C.234, Jane S. McKimmon Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Transfer from North Carolina State College Extension Division, Home Demonstration Official Papers.


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  1.  Jane Simpson McKimmon Papers, 1894-1919, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.  P.C.1353, Ruth Current Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.

The papers of Jane McKimmon of Raleigh, state home demonstration agent (1911-1936) and assistant director of extension for N.C. State College (1922-1936) include letters, reports, questionnaires, booklets, pamphlets, bulletins, leaflets, programs, invitations, menus, newspaper and magazine clippings, desk calendars, forms, and photographs. Her narrative and statistical reports on girls' canning clubs (1911-1924) and on home demonstration work (1916--1936) contain lists of county agents; reports on work with Negroes (1917-1936), including separate reports and photographs from Mrs. Dazelle F. Lowe, district home agent for Negroes; and items concerning marketing, clothing, food conservation, war work (1917-1918), and a farm housing survey (1934). Other materials include form letters to county agents and girls' club members (1914-1917); some photographs; programs, bulletins, and brochures on Housewives Convention (1913), boys' short course (1919), fairs (1919), and the clothing program (1933-1934); plans for work with needy families, using volunteer aid under the N.C. Farm Relief Plan (n.d.); and an outline of project plans for 1942. Also in the collection are her radio talks, addresses to professional conferences, and a report on work of county home demonstration agents during the influenza epidemic of 1918; scrapbooks of clippings and  "Conceit Books" (1913-1914) containing articles about her; photographs and biographical information; summary of activities of N.C. Home Economics Association, 1917-1933; letters of appreciation from white and Negro county agents, farm women, 4-H and girls' clubs; and letters of support from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and from colleagues in North Carolina and other states, including Samuel A. Ashe, Josiah W. Bailey, Dr. E. C. Brooks, Dr. Frank Graham, Dean J. W. Harrelson, Dr. Charles Laughinghouse, Col. Fred A. Olds, Clarence Poe, Martha Van Rensselaer of Cornell University, and Leonard Tufts. Desk calendars (1915-1944) record travels, meetings, conferences, and sometimes discussions and plans. There are also booklets from tomato club members (1911-1916) and answers to questionnaires about home demonstration clubs (1929).

Form letters from Dr. McKimmon,  "Asst. in Tomato Club Work" and  "In Charge of Girls, Demonstration Work," include letters to prospective club members welcoming them, requesting samples of canned goods, giving instructions, urging completion of record books, and notifying them about canning bulletins are pasted into the scrapbooks. Other letters are addressed to county agents by Dr. McKimmon, as State Agent in Home Demonstration.

Many of the materials in the collection have been pasted or otherwise adhered into scrapbooks. The majority of the miscellaneous bulletins, forms, and reports (1913-1938) found in the scrapbooks relate to canning, instructions for public demonstrations, price list of Girls' Canning Club products, recipes, and canning club reports. Among the printed material are a circular from the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh,  "Some Important Diseases of Tomato in North Carolina," canning club recipes by Rosalind Redfearn, North Carolina Canning Club Recipes, and a bulletin from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture,  "The Home Canning of Fruits and Vegetables," by S. B. Shaw. Informational or instructional material includes a list of products for sale by North Canning Clubs, purchase contract, rules for State Fair exhibits and prizes, directions for using order book for sale through merchants, plan for cooperative marketing of North Canning Club products, list of circulars in Canning Club and Home Demonstration work issued by the Washington office, suggested programs for semi-monthly meetings, constitution and by-laws of North Carolina Home Demonstration Clubs, North Carolina Canning Club Prize List (State Fair, 1917), list of articles required for canning demonstrations, and list of agents for home demonstration work in North Carolina (1915).

Some of the bulletins included in the scrapbooks are:  The American Home Economics Association, April, 1927;  The Health Bulletin, July, 1929; and the  North Carolina State Alumni News, December, 1929. Notice of a new N.B.C. Land-Grant Colleges Radio Program, July 25, 1931, new Adult Education Extension feature  "Service Goes to Work in the Home" features Dr. McKimmon's participation. A diary entitled  "Pages from Nocahea's Diary," April 14, 1917 - March 24, 1933, records the activities of the North Carolina Home Economics Association. The Association was composed of Home Demonstration Agents, High School teachers, and teachers in College Departments, and the diary was written by Ellen Brewer. A Resolution by the North Carolina Public Health Association recognizes the services of Dr. James M. Parrott, Warren H. Booker, Mrs. James S. McKimmon, and Mrs. O'Berry. The cover of the  Carolina Co-operator, Volume 13, No. 5, May, 1935, carries a picture of Mrs. McKimmon  "Mother of Mothers". The papers include a badge for the Third Triennial Conference, Associated Country Women of the World, Washington, D.C., June 1-6, 1936.

Articles by Dr. McKimmon were clipped from newspapers in Raleigh, Greensboro, Goldsboro, Winston-Salem, Fairmont, Kinston, Manteo, Asheville, Wilmington, Jackson, Warrenton, Elizabeth City, Whiteville, Monroe, and Benson, among others. Many carry notices of demonstration workers' meetings and farm and home tours, as well as many topics: Farm and Home Week (State College), electricity on farms, budget and money plans and problems, library facilities for farmers, research benefits, farm women markets, earnings for Christmas season, farm agent's life, dressing and clothing suggestions, home and ground improvements, beautification of land along the highway, training home demonstration workers, balanced diets, 25th Anniversary Sampson Club, club women attendance at London meeting, visit to New York World's Fair, making furniture for the home, and farm participation in the live-at-home program. Some of the articles found in the papers are:  "Dress to Bring Out Your Good Points,"  "The Dependable Family Garden,"  "The Romance of Southern Barbecue,"  "The Farmer and His Wife in a Joint Planning of the Farmstead" (Southern Planter, December, 1936), and  "A Pioneer in Organizing Farm Women."

Radio speeches include one made at Washington, D. C., July 25, 1931, one made over WPTF, October 5, 1932,  "Living at Home in North Carolina," and in May, 1934,  "Highlights of Twenty-two Years in Home Demonstration Work," and  "Farming for Living." Speeches delivered on other occasions are:  "Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics, State of North Carolina," at the American Home Economics Association, Des Moines, 1925;  "Information to be Considered in Planning a Specialist's Program" and  "In Light of Development of Vocational Education, What Changes Should be Made in the 4-H Program" at meetings in Texas and Mississippi;  "Developing Leadership Among Farm Women Through Systematic Training" at the Extension Section, Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Chicago, November 13, 1933;  "Farm Women's Marketing in North Carolina" for Farm and Home Week, 1933;  "Readjusting the Extension Program in the South to Meet the Changing Conditions and Needs of the Farm Home" at an agent's conference, December, 1935; and  "Twenty-five Years of Home Economics in North Carolina," State Home Economics Association. There is also a copy of Report of the Home Demonstration Section of the Southern Regional Extension Conference, Houston, Texas, November 11-13, 1936, delivered by Dr. McKimmon as chairman of the committee.

Series include: Canning Club and Home Demonstration, 1911-1927; Home Demonstration Annual Reports, 1925-1937; Tomato Club Booklets, 1912-1915; Questionnaires, 1928-1929; Scrapbooks and Associated Materials, 1913-1942; Typescripts of Reports, Articles, and Speeches, 1911-1934; Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings, 1912-1939; Conceit Books, 1913-1944; and Daily Reminder Desk Calendars, 1915-1944.


The papers of Jane McKimmon of Raleigh, state home demonstration agent (1911-1936) and assistant director of extension for N.C. State College (1922-1936) include letters, reports, questionnaires, booklets, pamphlets, bulletins, leaflets, programs, invitations, menus, newspaper and magazine clippings, desk calendars, forms, and photographs. Her narrative and statistical reports on girls' canning clubs (1911-1924) and on home demonstration work (1916--1936) contain lists of county agents; reports on work with Negroes (1917-1936), including separate reports and photographs from Mrs. Dazelle F. Lowe, district home agent for Negroes; and items concerning marketing, clothing, food conservation, war work (1917-1918), and a farm housing survey (1934). Other materials include form letters to county agents and girls' club members (1914-1917); some photographs; programs, bulletins, and brochures on Housewives Convention (1913), boys' short course (1919), fairs (1919), and the clothing program (1933-1934); plans for work with needy families, using volunteer aid under the N.C. Farm Relief Plan (n.d.); and an outline of project plans for 1942. Also in the collection are her radio talks, addresses to professional conferences, and a report on work of county home demonstration agents during the influenza epidemic of 1918; scrapbooks of clippings and  "Conceit Books" (1913-1914) containing articles about her; photographs and biographical information; summary of activities of N.C. Home Economics Association, 1917-1933; letters of appreciation from white and Negro county agents, farm women, 4-H and girls' clubs; and letters of support from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and from colleagues in North Carolina and other states, including Samuel A. Ashe, Josiah W. Bailey, Dr. E. C. Brooks, Dr. Frank Graham, Dean J. W. Harrelson, Dr. Charles Laughinghouse, Col. Fred A. Olds, Clarence Poe, Martha Van Rensselaer of Cornell University, and Leonard Tufts. Desk calendars (1915-1944) record travels, meetings, conferences, and sometimes discussions and plans. There are also booklets from tomato club members (1911-1916) and answers to questionnaires about home demonstration clubs (1929).

Form letters from Dr. McKimmon,  "Asst. in Tomato Club Work" and  "In Charge of Girls, Demonstration Work," include letters to prospective club members welcoming them, requesting samples of canned goods, giving instructions, urging completion of record books, and notifying them about canning bulletins are pasted into the scrapbooks. Other letters are addressed to county agents by Dr. McKimmon, as State Agent in Home Demonstration.

Many of the materials in the collection have been pasted or otherwise adhered into scrapbooks. The majority of the miscellaneous bulletins, forms, and reports (1913-1938) found in the scrapbooks relate to canning, instructions for public demonstrations, price list of Girls' Canning Club products, recipes, and canning club reports. Among the printed material are a circular from the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh,  "Some Important Diseases of Tomato in North Carolina," canning club recipes by Rosalind Redfearn, North Carolina Canning Club Recipes, and a bulletin from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture,  "The Home Canning of Fruits and Vegetables," by S. B. Shaw. Informational or instructional material includes a list of products for sale by North Canning Clubs, purchase contract, rules for State Fair exhibits and prizes, directions for using order book for sale through merchants, plan for cooperative marketing of North Canning Club products, list of circulars in Canning Club and Home Demonstration work issued by the Washington office, suggested programs for semi-monthly meetings, constitution and by-laws of North Carolina Home Demonstration Clubs, North Carolina Canning Club Prize List (State Fair, 1917), list of articles required for canning demonstrations, and list of agents for home demonstration work in North Carolina (1915).

Some of the bulletins included in the scrapbooks are:  The American Home Economics Association, April, 1927;  The Health Bulletin, July, 1929; and the  North Carolina State Alumni News, December, 1929. Notice of a new N.B.C. Land-Grant Colleges Radio Program, July 25, 1931, new Adult Education Extension feature  "Service Goes to Work in the Home" features Dr. McKimmon's participation. A diary entitled  "Pages from Nocahea's Diary," April 14, 1917 - March 24, 1933, records the activities of the North Carolina Home Economics Association. The Association was composed of Home Demonstration Agents, High School teachers, and teachers in College Departments, and the diary was written by Ellen Brewer. A Resolution by the North Carolina Public Health Association recognizes the services of Dr. James M. Parrott, Warren H. Booker, Mrs. James S. McKimmon, and Mrs. O'Berry. The cover of the  Carolina Co-operator, Volume 13, No. 5, May, 1935, carries a picture of Mrs. McKimmon  "Mother of Mothers". The papers include a badge for the Third Triennial Conference, Associated Country Women of the World, Washington, D.C., June 1-6, 1936.

Articles by Dr. McKimmon were clipped from newspapers in Raleigh, Greensboro, Goldsboro, Winston-Salem, Fairmont, Kinston, Manteo, Asheville, Wilmington, Jackson, Warrenton, Elizabeth City, Whiteville, Monroe, and Benson, among others. Many carry notices of demonstration workers' meetings and farm and home tours, as well as many topics: Farm and Home Week (State College), electricity on farms, budget and money plans and problems, library facilities for farmers, research benefits, farm women markets, earnings for Christmas season, farm agent's life, dressing and clothing suggestions, home and ground improvements, beautification of land along the highway, training home demonstration workers, balanced diets, 25th Anniversary Sampson Club, club women attendance at London meeting, visit to New York World's Fair, making furniture for the home, and farm participation in the live-at-home program. Some of the articles found in the papers are:  "Dress to Bring Out Your Good Points,"  "The Dependable Family Garden,"  "The Romance of Southern Barbecue,"  "The Farmer and His Wife in a Joint Planning of the Farmstead" (Southern Planter, December, 1936), and  "A Pioneer in Organizing Farm Women."

Radio speeches include one made at Washington, D. C., July 25, 1931, one made over WPTF, October 5, 1932,  "Living at Home in North Carolina," and in May, 1934,  "Highlights of Twenty-two Years in Home Demonstration Work," and  "Farming for Living." Speeches delivered on other occasions are:  "Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics, State of North Carolina," at the American Home Economics Association, Des Moines, 1925;  "Information to be Considered in Planning a Specialist's Program" and  "In Light of Development of Vocational Education, What Changes Should be Made in the 4-H Program" at meetings in Texas and Mississippi;  "Developing Leadership Among Farm Women Through Systematic Training" at the Extension Section, Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Chicago, November 13, 1933;  "Farm Women's Marketing in North Carolina" for Farm and Home Week, 1933;  "Readjusting the Extension Program in the South to Meet the Changing Conditions and Needs of the Farm Home" at an agent's conference, December, 1935; and  "Twenty-five Years of Home Economics in North Carolina," State Home Economics Association. There is also a copy of Report of the Home Demonstration Section of the Southern Regional Extension Conference, Houston, Texas, November 11-13, 1936, delivered by Dr. McKimmon as chairman of the committee.


  • McKimmon, Jane Simpson.
  • Home Demonstration Clubs (N.C.)
  • African Americans--Education--Southern States.
  • Agriculture--North Carolina--Societies, etc.
  • Canning and preserving.
  • Clothing and dress--United States--History--20th century.
  • Education--United States--History--20th century.
  • Girls--Societies and clubs.
  • Home demonstration work.
  • Home economics.
  • Housewives.
  • Poverty
  • Tomato growers.
  • Tomatoes.
  • Women--Education--North Carolina--History--20th century.
  • Annual reports.
  • Appointment books.
  • Clippings.
  • Form letters.
  • Photographs.
  • Questionnaires.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Speeches.

Physical Description
Folders
13.00

Letters in these records include one from Martha Van Renesslaer, Ithaca, New York, June 23, 1913, requesting information on extension work and ordering tomatoes canned by Girls' Clubs. Another is from Lewis E. Theiss, Muncy, Pennsylvania, November 28, 1917, seeking information on North Carolina marketing plans and exhibits on preserved goods for an article on food conservation.

Reports include annual reports of Home Demonstration and Girls' Clubs (1916-1924), report of the home demonstration agent in Davidson County (1918) and of the district agent in unorganized territory, reports of Negro and white home demonstration agents (1926-1927), and an annual report of county extension workers. There are typescripts of a preliminary report of home demonstration work in 1919 written for the Commissioner of Agriculture and another entitled  "Report of Home Demonstration Work for Women and Girls - 1919." Lists of home demonstration agents cover the years 1915-1923. Early history of the program is found in a list of counties organized for home demonstration work, November 1911 to Spring, 1912,  "History of Home Demonstration Organization, 1911-1916," and a summary of home demonstration work in North Carolina, July 1, 1917 to July 1, 1918.

Typescripts of articles include:  "The Story of How Home Canned Products were Sold in North Carolina,"  "Marketing" (published in Country Gentlemen, June, 1917),  "Home Demonstration Work in North Carolina,"  "The Home Demonstration Forces in the Epidemic" (1918), and  "How Leaders were Made Learning to Demonstrate." There is also a typescript of a speech delivered to the American Home Economics Association at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, July, 1915.

Circulars, bulletins, and reprints from the agricultural extension are:  "Canning Club and Home Demonstration Work,"  "General Announcement and Program of the Fifth Annual Boys' Short Course at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering,"  "Some Results of Fair Work in North Carolina," and  "Home Demonstration Work in North Carolina, 1921."

Newspaper articles announce a program for Housekeeper's Week (1920) and tell the story of Mrs. McKimmon's work with girls in canning.

Box: P.C.234.1  
Reports of Girls' Canning Clubs, North Carolina
1911-1925

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Physical Description
13 folders

Scope and Content

These are annual reports of the Girls' Canning Clubs, by county and by individual.

18460
Federal Reports, ,1926-1927
1915 1926-1927

Demonstration Club Agents
1915
Annual Report of County Extension Workers
1926-1927

Physical Description
Volumes
11.00

These reports (typescripts in notebooks) cover: list of agents, plan of work, county councils, changes in counties and personnel, county-wide instruction, finance, goals and accomplishments, state staff, agents' training, administrative conferences, Director's conferences, publicity, and statistics. Major headings (some with subheads) are: Farm Women's Short Course, Annual Club Girls' Short Course, Team Demonstrations, Foods and Nutrition, Clothing, Home Management, Home Furnishings, Better Homes in America, Home Health and Sanitation, Health, Beautification of Home Grounds, Home Gardens, Home Poultry, Home Dairy, Home Marketing, Arts and Crafts, Encampments, Encampments for Women, Fairs and Judging. A section on  "Negro work" includes the  "Negro district agent," State School for Negro Agents, Food Preparation, Nutrition, Food Conservation, Clothing, Home Management, Home Gardens, Poultry, Home Dairying, and Beautification of Home Grounds.

Box: P.C.234.2  
1925-1928
1925-1928

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Physical Description
2 volumes

Box: P.C.234.3  
1927-1929
1927-1929

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Physical Description
2 volumes

Box: P.C.234.4  
1929-1931
1929-1931

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Physical Description
2 volumes

Box: P.C.234.5  
1931-1933
1931-1933

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Physical Description
1 volume

Box: P.C.234.6  
1933-1935
1933-1935

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Physical Description
2 volumes

Box: P.C.234.7  
1935-1937
1935-1937

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Physical Description
2 volumes

Booklets made by members of Girls' Tomato Clubs give accounts of raising, canning, and marketing tomatoes. These are made by children as young as ten years and by adult club members. They cover every section of the state, including counties organized for home demonstration work.

Box: P.C.234.8  
Tomato Club Booklets

Box: P.C.234.9  
Tomato Club Booklets

Box: P.C.234.10  
Tomato Club Booklets

Box: P.C.234.11  
Tomato Club Booklets

Box: P.C.234.12  
Tomato Club Booklets

Box: P.C.234.13  
Tomato Club Booklets

Box: P.C.234.14  
Tomato Club Booklets

Questionnaires were issued to secure information for Mrs. McKimmon's thesis. The questions asked for the selection of the most successful and least successful clubs, listing reasons for selection, number of meetings, average attendance, number participating in program, social meetings with neighbors, community projects - i.e. fairs, beautification of grounds - undertaken. Another questionnaire listed the answers received to the question: Why you went to meetings of your home demonstration club? Answers were to be checked according to relative importance. Additional questions asked the distance from the club meeting place, whether the road was good or bad, number of meetings held and attended, and reasons for absence.

Box: P.C.234.15  
Questionnaires, County Home Demonstration Club Members
1928-1929

Physical Description
Items
16.00
Volumes
4.00

Box: P.C.234.16  
Scrapbook of Form Letters, Bulletins, Reports

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
1 volume

Scope and Content

The form letters from Dr. McKimmon,  "Asst. in Tomato Club Work" and  "In Charge of Girls, Demonstration Work," to prospective club members and prospective members welcoming them, requesting samples of canned goods, giving instructions, urging completion of record books, and notifying them about canning bulletins. Other letters are addressed to county agents by Dr. McKimmon, as State Agent in Home Demonstration Work, requesting reports, giving instructions for shipping Fair exhibits, making suggestions for selling market products, announcing canning schools for agents and conferences in home demonstration work, requesting lists of agents in the counties, urging cooperation in prices, sending lists of bulletins available from agricultural departments in Washington and Raleigh, inquiring amount of seed needed, requesting reports on mileage, people addressed, and members visited, suggesting programs, advising on purchase of cans and instructions for securing them, and asking for names of canning club members available to teach canning in case of emergency.

18478
Loose letters

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6 items

Box: P.C.234.17  
Loose Agricultural Publications

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3 items

18480
Program: Housewives' Convention, , High School Building, Raleigh, N.C.
August 26-28, 1913

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Physical Description
1 item

18481
Scrapbook of Pamphlets and Bulletins

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Physical Description
1 volume

Scope and Content

Circulars from the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service (North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, North Carolina Department of Agriculture, and United States Department of Agriculture cooperating) on canning, preserving, 4-H recipes, garden planting suggestions and seed calendars, and farm and home garden manuals. Leaflets from the North Carolina Division of Markets, Department of Agriculture, advertise North Carolina dewberries and peaches. A leaflet entitled "Simplified Methods of Home and Community Canning" was written by Dr. McKimmon and Cornelia C. Morris for the Governor's Office of Relief (1931-1932). Mimeographed sheets from the Extension entomologist give instructions for bug control.

18482
Clothing Program
1926-1934

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Physical Description
1 volume

Scope and Content

A mimeographed outline by the Extension Division in Agriculture and Home Economics, State of North Carolina, gives details on a clothing program (1933-1934). Another mimeograph item is entitled  "Keeping the Family Wardrobe within the Family Budget." Printed bulletins and pamphlets (1923-1931) from the United States Department of Agriculture cover numerous subjects related to clothing problems - selection of cotton fabrics, removal of stain from clothing, moth control, fitting dresses and blouses, leather shoes selection and care, and a series on Clothing for the Family on color and costume, line and design, underwear, hosiery, and children's clothing.

Box: P.C.234.18  
1936 Annual Narrative Report, Home Demonstration Division with Background of Work, 1911-1936 by Jane S. McKimmon, Home Demonstration Agent, Assistant Director of Extension, Raleigh, N.C.

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1 item

18484
Scrapbook of Outline of Project Plan, ,1942
1933 1942

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Physical Description
1 volume

Scope and Content

This contains several outlines, plans, and programs: an Extension Service project plans for 1942 for farm specialists and home demonstration specialists; plans for intensive work in food production and conservation; North Carolina Farm Relief Plan; duties of committees in charge of arrangements for county canning demonstrations from the Governor's Council on Unemployment and Relief; outline for work of the Agriculture and Home Economics Extension Service in the Relief and Unemployment Program; and the program for the annual. Conference of Home Demonstration Agents held at Rick's Hall, State College, November 7-11, 1933.

18485
Home Demonstration Work, mimeographed materials, 1936

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Physical Description
5 items

Scope and Content

These materials are entitled:  "Objectives in Home Demonstration Work,"  "Constitution for the County Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs,"  "Some Factors to be Considered in the Training and Placement of Home Agents,"  "Farm Home Visits,"  "The Home and its Influence in North Carolina Life," and  "Annual Narrative Report Home Demonstration Division with Background of Work, 1911-1936."

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1.00

Box: P.C.234.19  
Speeches, , n.d.
1933

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2 multi-page documents

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Includes  "North Carolina; A Pioneer in Organizing Farm Women" by Jane S. McKimmon and  "Farm Women's Marketing in North Caroina, 1912-1933" by Jane S. McKimmon (delivered before the American Institute of Cooperation, July 26, 1933).

18487
Articles and Other Documents
1911-1922

18488
Highlights of Twenty Two Years of Home Demonstration Work by Jane S. McKimmon, presented over radio on the 20th Anniversary Signing of Smith-Lever Act -
May 8, 1934

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1 volume

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9.00
Volumes
5.00

Box: P.C.234.20  
Home Demonstration Service
1923-1936

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Newspaper clippings over the following subjects: Negro women and home demonstration work, changing farm surplus into comforts for the home, camping, planning meals, State College Short Course, work of home agents, North Carolina as pioneer, beautification of home grounds, school lunch and food selection, income from curb markets, living standards, parenthood, control of pellagra, live-at-home movement, canning home gardens, reviews of 22, 23, and 24 years of home demonstration work in North Carolina, twenty-five years of home economics in North Carolina, and achievement day in Home Demonstration Work. There are speeches to Georgia Demonstration Agents and to teachers at the State College Summer School.

Articles by or about Dr. McKimmon in national newspapers and magazines are:  "Marketing the Canning Club Products" in the  Country Gentleman,  "Community Club and Curb Market Means Better Homes for Farm Women,"  Christian Science Monitor, June 24, 1927, and  "Southern Barbecues" by Jane S. McKimmon in the  New York Herald Tribune.

There are clippings of the column edited by Dr. McKimmon for February, April, May, October, and December, 1935 and January-April, July, and August, 1936.

Box: P.C.234.21  
Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings
1926-1939

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1 volume

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Articles dealing with Dr. McKimmon's speeches are from the Aberdeen  Pilot,  Sampson Independent, Washington  Progress, Statesville  Landmark, Henderson  Daily Dispatch, and Burlington  Daily Times News. Articles on Dr. McKimmon include the Jackson News account of the 1940 Woman of the Year chosen by the  Progressive Farmer and a story in the  Country Gentleman, June 29, 1918, entitled  "She 'Lifted' Sixty-Six Counties, The Story of Jane S. McKimmon's Work in North Carolina," by Maude Radford Warren. Others dealing with the State are  "State College - A Live Force in North Carolina Education,"  Christian Science Monitor, November 6, 1926, and  "4-H Clubs Offer Real Opportunity to Youth," by C. R. Roper.

18491
Report of Home Demonstration Work for North Carolina, 1932 by Jane S. McKimmon

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1 volume

Box: P.C.234.22  
Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings, ,1938
1937 1938

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2 volumes

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Articles by Dr. McKimmon in these scrapbooks includes clippings from Charlotte, Lumberton, New Bern, Yanceyville, Wadesboro, Scotland Neck, Wilson, Taylorsville, and Asheboro. These accounts about Dr. McKimmon record attendance at the opening of new clubhouses, speeches to district and county clubwomen, and aid to rural girls from the McKimmon Loan Fund.

18493
Newspaper and Magazine Clippings
1915-1916

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1 volume

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These clippings include an article by Dr. McKimmon in the  Progressive Farmer (1916)  "Suggestions for Our Club Girls" and several from the  Extension News (1916) on formation of the McKimmon Clubby Home Demonstration agents, marketing 4-H canned goods, community clubs, suggested constitution and by-laws for Boys' and Girls' Demonstration Clubs, buy-at-home campaign by canning clubs, selling canning club products, and women at the State Fair. Other clippings give accounts of an entertainment and visit of Dr. McKimmon to the Normal School at Greensboro, employment of Allie Rymer as home demonstration agent (Asheville), and an article on North Carolina girls receiving the largest grant of funds in the nation for instruction in home economics and home management.

18494
Loose Magazine Clippings, ,1920
1912-1913 1920

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9 items

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Folders
2.00
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1.00
Volumes
3.00

Articles on Dr. McKimmon and her work with farm women appear in  Folk and Western Guide, the  Evening Sun (New York), the  Boston Herald,  The Oklahoma Farmer,  The Farmer's Wife,  Christian Science Monitor,  Forecast,  Southern Ruralist,  The Southern Planter, and in the magazine and story section of the  Asheville Citizen.

Dr. McKimmon's achievements are recognized in articles about receiving a degree at State College in 1927, election to a national scholarship fraternity, selection as Raleigh's representative as an outstanding professional in the national Professional and Business Women's Club contest, receiving an honorary LL.D. from the University of North Carolina, naming as Woman of the Year by the  Progressive Farmer, recognition at a meeting of the Association of Southern Agriculturists, and her retirement after twenty-five years.

Included in these items are photographs of the Farm women's Institute at Grimesland, members of the Southern Educational. Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, Bread Campaign Workers, Granville County (1919), and girls at Simmons College, Boston. There are sketches of Dr. McKimmon written by F. H. Jeter for  Who's Who and one by T. E. Browne for the Business and Professional Women's national contest, as well as material on Dr. McKimmon assembled by Anne Pauline Smith. Appointments are to the State Commission for the Sesquicentennial Celebration, Philadelphia, June 1-December 31, 1926 and to the North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority for a two-year term (1935-1937) by Governor Ehringhaus. Programs include one for State College Commencement (1927), Fourth Annual Scholarship Day, State College (1929), and the 25th Anniversary of Home Demonstration Work in North Carolina sponsored by the North Carolina Federation of Home Demonstration Agents, July 30, 1936.

Her menu for the Live-at-Home Dinner by Governor Gardner, December 29, 1929, in honor of the Council of State and the Press Association of North Carolina is in these papers. Other articles relate to activities of club and farm women. The majority of the clippings are articles written by Dr. McKimmon on many subjects - home account keeping, food programs at the State Prison, book service for the rural population, women's marts, 4-H Club program for the American Legion, restoration of historic farm sites, clubhouse construction, seashore markets for farm women, and classes at State College.

Letters from county home demonstration agents, 4-H and Girls' Clubs, and councils of farm women all over the state telling of help derived from conferences, inspiration from speeches, suggestions from  Progressive Farmer articles, gratification on becoming Master Farm Homemakers, and Negro home agents expressing appreciation for her encouragement and help. From all over the nation Dr. McKimmon received congratulations on awards and honors - in 1927 letters from Demonstration Agents in Louisiana, Maryland, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas complimenting her work as chairman of the committee on arrangements for the 20th annual meeting of the American Home Economics Association in Asheville. In 1931 she received congratulatory letters on being awarded an L.L.D. from the University of North Carolina from Dr. E. C. Brooks, Dean Thomas Nelson, Dr. Howard W. Odum, Dr. Carl V. Reynolds, and others. Additional letters of recognition came from Home Demonstration Agents and Extension Service workers throughout the East when Dr. McKimmon was awarded a Distinguished Service Ruby by the honorary Extension Service fraternity in 1936. Dr. McKimmon's professional colleagues in other states also wrote requesting information on North Carolina programs and policies and expressing enjoyment in taking part in Farm and Home Week programs.

There is correspondence from heads of various divisions of the Extension Service of the United States Department of Agriculture acknowledging her help in revision of annual report forms and plans of cooperation with the North Carolina Relief Office, and also letters praising demonstration sessions on marketing and articles in the Extension Service Review. Friends at home wrote of their interest and appreciation of her work - Samuel A. Ashe, Josiah W. Bailey, Dr. Frank Graham, Dean J. W. Harrelson, Dr. Charles Laughinghouse, Dr. William B. McNider, M. G. Mann, Colonel Fred Olds, Clarence Poe, and Dr. Hubert A. Royster.

Box: P.C.234.23  
Conceit Book, ;1913-1932
1915-1930 1913-1932

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1 volume

18496
Mrs. Jane Simpson McKimmon, North Carolina's Most Useful Citizen, The Improver of the Home, The Friend of the Mother, the Inspiration of the Girl assembled by Anne Pauline Smith

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1 item

Box: P.C.234.24  
Conceit Books
1936-1937

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2 volumes

Box: P.C.234.25  
Conceit Books
1937-1944

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2 folders

These contain appointments, meetings, notes on personnel, conferences, discussions with individuals, plans for courses, etc. In the latter years there are references to work on her history of the home demonstration program in the state.

Box: P.C.234.26  
1915-1923
1915-1923

Box: P.C.234.27  
1924-1928
1924-1928

Box: P.C.234.28  
1929-1930
1929-1930

Box: P.C.234.29  
1931-1932
1931-1932

Box: P.C.234.30  
1933-1936
1933-1936

Box: P.C.234.31  
1937-1940
1937-1940

Box: P.C.234.32  
1941-1944
1941-1944