Jane Simpson McKimmon Papers 1927-1968

Creator
McKimmon, Jane Simpson, 1867-1957
Size
0.75 linear feet (1 box, 1 halfbox)
Call number
MC 00550
Access to materials

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

This collection consists of personal writings, correspondence, biographical accounts, news clippings, and scripts from radio show broadcasts. They cover topics of food preparation and home demonstration marketing and development. Papers on McKimmon's awards, retirement, and death are also included.

Jane Simpson McKimmon was born November 13, 1867 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from the Peace Institute at 16 years old, and spent her time leading home demonstrations and serving as the State Director of the women's divsion of the Farmers Institute. Her outstanding work in educating women in home demonstration techniques eventually lead to her appointment as the State Home Demonstration Agent in 1911. In conjunction with her work, she strongly believed in continuing her education and soon earned B.S. (1926) and M.S. (1929) degrees from North Carolina State University. After her retirement in 1937, McKimmon continued to serve as the Assistant Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service. Her great contributions to home demonstration programs garnered her many awards and also an honorary doctor of law degree from the University of North Carolina.

Biographical/historical note

Jane Simpson McKimmon was born November 13, 1867 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from the Peace Institute at 16 years old, and spent her time leading home demonstrations and serving as the State Director of the women's divsion of the Farmers Institute. Her outstanding work in educating women in home demonstration techniques eventually lead to her appointment as the State Home Demonstration Agent in 1911. In conjunction with her work, she strongly believed in continuing her education and soon earned B.S. (1926) and M.S. (1929) degrees from North Carolina State University. After her retirement in 1937, McKimmon continued to serve as the Assistant Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service. Her great contributions to home demonstration programs garnered her many awards and also an honorary doctor of law degree from the University of North Carolina.

Scope/content

This collection consists of personal writings, correspondence, biographical accounts, news clippings, and scripts from radio show broadcasts. They cover topics of food preparation and home demonstration marketing and development. Papers on McKimmon's awards, retirement, and death are also included.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in the order received; this collection has not yet received full archival processing.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jane Simpson McKimmon Papers, MC 00550, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Charles Winston, Sr., 2015 (Accession number 2015.0068)

Processing information

Processed by: Molly Foley, April 2015; machine-readable finding aid created by: Molly Foley and Gwynn Thayer, April 2015

Biographical Accounts of Jane McKimmon's Life and Work undated (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence - General 1929-1951 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence - Letters about book "When We're Green We Grow" undated (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 3
Food Preparation - Bread Making undated (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 4
Food Preparation - Making Jelly September 1936 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 7
Food Preparation - Canning for Winter Use: Steam Pressure 14 July 1932 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 6
Methods of Conducting Home Demonstration Work, Agents' Conference Overview undated (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 8
Food Preparation - Canning Elberta Peaches 12 July 1932 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 5
Newspaper Clippings - Meetings, Honors, and Accomplishments 1945-1946 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 9
Newspaper Clipping - "Rebuilding Rural Homes in North Carolina" 1929 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 10
Newspaper Clippings - Retirement and Death 1946-1950 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 11
Newspaper Clipping - "Woman of the Year" Award 1941 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 12
Publications - "Carolina Cooperator" Articles 1935;1937 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 13
Publications - "The Carolina Farmer" Articles 1963;1968 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 14
Scripts - "National Farm Hour" and "Pageant of Progress" undated (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 15
Scripts - Radio Show Broadcasts 1927-1941 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 16
Tributes, Honors, and Awards 1947-1967 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 17
Writings - Annual Report of Home Demonstration Divsion 1934 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 18
Writings - "Developing Leadership Among Rural Women Through Systematic Training" November 13, 1933 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 19
Writings - "First Counties Organized in Home Demonstration" undated (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 20
Writings - Home Demonstration Marketing 1932-1933 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 21
Writings - Party Planning undated (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 22
Writings - "Some Factors to be Considered in the Training and Placement of Home Agents" 1936 (2015.0068)
Box 1, Folder 23
Writings and Revisions, Folder 2/3 (2015.0068)
Half box 2, Folder 2
Writings and Revisions, Folder 3/3 (2015.0068)
Half box 2, Folder 3
Writings and Revisions, Folder 1/3 (2015.0068)
Half box 2, Folder 1

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jane Simpson McKimmon Papers, MC 00550, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.