Date Original

circa 1920-1940


This collection contains recipes from the Randolph County Home Demonstration club members.

Biographical/Historical Note

Home Demonstration Clubs found their start in 1862 with the Morrill Act, also called “An Act Donating Public Lands to Several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.” This law provided 30,000 acres of Federal land to each state and a territory with a Congressional delegation. The money from the sale of this land was then used to found colleges that concentrated on agriculture and mechanical education. The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 augmented the Morrill Act and expanded the original idea of educating rural people in modern agriculture technology. The program now included funding for women, African American women, and children’s groups. The first Home Demonstration Club in Arkansas began in Mabelvale, Pulaski County in March of 1914. Home demonstration clubs were designed to teach modern and improved techniques in order to better living conditions for farm families.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Randolph County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Randolph County (Ark.) home demonstration recipes, SMC.0174.0007


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Randolph County (Ark.) home demonstration recipes, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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