Fifty-nine items from the Home Economics Pamphlets Collection of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives have been made available on the project website, with many more to follow in the coming year. These pamphlets present a rich visual and textual picture of everyday life in the American home from the turn of the Twentieth Century through the 1950s and were produced by a variety of government and commercial sources.
This collection will also include materials both from the food and nutrition subject area of the University Libraries' Government Documents Collections. The latter group is being digitized as part of the ASERL Centers of Excellence Program and will be added to the digital collection later this summer.
The fifth phase of this project includes some four hundred bindings from the Special Collections General and Early Juvenile collections of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives and demonstrate the artistic and technological aspects of binding and book arts through the early years of the Twentieth Century. These items have a tremendous visual interest and will be of great value both to researchers and casual lovers of books and graphic design.