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Several women with a spinning wheel and a large loom.
African-American women weaving in
home economics class - Hampton
Institute, Va. (1899 or 1900)

Prints & Photographs Division,
Library of Congress.

Woman washing clothes in a  wringer washing machine.
Washington, D.C. Home economics
at the Woodrow Wilson High School. Prints & Photographs Division,
Library of Congress.

Several women at a long table, cooking on portable burners.
Cooking School at the State
Normal College, Natchitoches, La.
Prints & Photographs Division,
Library of Congress.

Home Economics

American Confections:Selected Titles on the Art of Confectionery, 1825-1938 - Science Reference Guide

American Barbecue: History and Geography - Science Reference Guide

Beer and Brewing: A Guide to Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide

Chicago Victory Gardens: Yesterday and Tomorrow - A Webcast of a presentation by LaManda Joy, award winning gardener, blogger and founder of The Peterson Garden Project in Chicago.

Chocolate: A Resource Guide - Science Reference Guide

Community Cookbooks - Interactive Guide to Selected Titles from Across the United States - Including full text, sorting, maps and more.

Community Cookbooks: Selected Titles from the Library of Congress General Collections

Cooking with Love and Chocolate: A Valentine's Day Exhibit

Eating Outdoors - Science Reference Guide

Food History - Science Tracer Bullet  04-1

Food Preservation: Selected Titles - Science Reference Guide

Food Thrift: Scraps from the Past with Constance Carter - The head of the Science Reference Service at the Library of Congress surveys the many ways people saved during hard times in the past in an online presentation.

Food Writing: A Resource Guide - Science Reference Guide

History of Household Technology - Science Tracer Bullet  03-4   

Home Maintenance, Repair and Improvement - Science Tracer Bullet  95-3

How do fortunes get inside of fortune cookies? Everyday Mysteries

Ice Cream -- Selected Internet Resources

Leftovers: Being Festive and Frugal - Exhibit Resources

Pesticides and Food - Science Tracer Bullet  94-5

Picnics: Selected Titles -- Science Reference Guide

Presidential Food: Selected Resource Guide - Science Reference Guide

The Science of Taste and Flavor - Science Reference Guide

Solar Ovens and Solar Cooking - Science Reference Guide

Webcast: "Barbecue: A History of the World's Oldest Culinary Art"
Steven Raichlen, author of the best-selling Barbecue! Bible discussed
his latest book.

Webcast: The History of Household Technology with Constance Carter
The head of the Science Reference Service at the Library of Congress surveys
the use and development of household appliances throughout the years.

Webcast: Man Food Fire: The Evolution of Barbecue,” presented by Steven Raichlen, who has won several James Beard Awards for his books on barbeque.

Webcast: "Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France." - Author and TV personality Joan Nathan discussed her latest book.

Webcast: Judith Jones speaks about her book, "The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food."

Webcast: "A Thousand Years over a Hot Stove" - Laura Schenone,
food writer, spoke about her book on the history of women and cooking.

Webcast: "Women's History and Food History: New Ways of Seeing American Life." - A presentation by Barbara Haber, distinguished women's history librarian and culinary historian.
Booklists featured at the presentation:
   Women & Food History - Science Research Guide (September, 2006)
   Gastronomy: Rare Books - Science Research Guide (September, 2006)

What is "freezer burn?" Everyday Mysteries

Who invented the toothbrush and when was it invented?
Everyday Mysteries

Who invented frozen food? Everyday Mysteries

Who invented the TV dinner? Everyday Mysteries

Other resources to check:

Databases - Many are available only on Library premises; some are freely available elsewhere:
Library of Congress E-Resources Online Catalog

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