Future Homemakers Associations

About this collection

Future Homemakers of America and New Homemakers of America associations officially began in 1945, focusing on education in family and consumer sciences. The associations were based in schools, known as chapters, which were supported by teachers known as advisors. Future Homemakers of America and New Homemakers of America were separate associations based on race, though guided by the same parent agency, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The two associations merged in 1965 when school segregation ended.

The Future Homemakers Associations digital collection has materials from 1929 to 1984. The collection consists primarily of photographs and administrative records, including local chapter materials, handbooks, correspondence, and more.