(1) The inclusion of popular literature
differs from the exact division of the National Preservation
plan, which specifies scholarly monographs and serials
as our primary responsibility.
(2) The earliest date is not restricted,
but I expect most of the material to be later than the
middle of the 19th century. Because Home Economics was
formulated as a separate discipline in the early 20th century,
most of the material will fall between approximately 1880
(3) Piaget's work is a good example:
it is frequently cited, but practically anyone would classify
it as part of psychology, rather than home economics, even
though home economics includes the field of child development.
(4) We are still considering including
scholarly monographs or conference proceedings published
by the federal government. We exclude the large amount
of federally produced material which appears in pamphlet
form, but does publication as a monograph make a difference?
The monograph is more likely to have had great influence;
it fits intellectually within this project. The real problem
with inclusion is that responsibility for preserving federal
documents falls upon NAL. Should we include it for the
intellectual reason or exclude it for the project-oriented