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Guidelines for Inclusion in the Bibliography

Materials include:

  • Monographs, scholarly and popular (1)
  • Scholarly serials
  • Popular and trade journals
  • American works
  • Pre-1951 (2)
  • Items which appear in bibliographies for home economics study, whether or not the publication is usually considered to belong to home economics (3)
  • Multiple editions of the same work

    Materials do not include:

  • Federal documents, GPO publications (4)
  • State or extension documents
  • Individual articles in journals
  • Pamphlets

    (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 and 1950.

    (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 reason?

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Albert R. Mann Library. 2014. Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH). Ithaca, NY: Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. (Version January 2004).

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