Series 2 - International Federation for Home Economics

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GB 1847 QC/15/2

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International Federation for Home Economics

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  • 1953-1972 (Creation)

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9 folders

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This series consists of 5 sub-series:


  • Eighth International Congress on Home Economics, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1953
  • Ninth International Congress on Home Economics, Maryland, USA, 1958
  • Tenth International Congress on Home Economics, Paris, France, 1963
  • Eleventh International Congress on Home Economics, Bristol, England, 1968
  • International Federation for Home Economics publications, 1972

The 1st International Congress on Home Economics was held in Fribourg, Switzerland, in October 1908. It was attended by 750 delegates, representing 20 countries, who had all come together to share knowledge and experience in the field of Home Economics, and look at the development and promotion of training for its teachers. It was very successful in enabling the exchange of ideas between nations and led to the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) being founded during the Congress. Subsequent International Congresses were held every four, or more, years. Isobel Gibson, Principal of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (GWSCDS), became its acting President in 1958, and then elected President from 1959 to 1963.

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Kirsty Menzies, Glasgow Caledonian University Archives, 2018, 'International collaboration on home economics building healthy communities' [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.caledonianblogs.net/library/2018/07/30/international-collaboration-building-healthy-communities-through-home-economics/ [Accessed 24 October 2018].

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Glasgow Caledonian University, 'International collaboration on home economics building healthy communities' [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.ifhe.org/ifhe/organisation/representatives/ifhe-presidents-of-honour/ [Accessed 24 October 2018].

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IFHE International Federation for Home Economics website, 'Constitution of the International Federation for Home Economics' [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.ifhe.org/ifhe/organisation/constitution-organigram-and-mission-statement/ [Accessed 24 October 2018].

IFHE International Federation for Home Economics website, 'IFHE Presidents of honour' and 'Constitution of the International Federation for Home Economics' [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.ifhe.org/ifhe/organisation/representatives/ifhe-presidents-of-honour/ [Accessed 24 October 2018].

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