Inventory of the EUA094 Home Economics Recipe Collection, 0000 - 0000 EUA094

Inventory of the EUA094 Home Economics Recipe Collection, 0000 - 0000

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Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Edith Brannock
Title: EUA094 Home Economics Recipe Collection, 0000 - 0000
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections staff for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection includes recipes that were taught to students in the 1960s-1980s taking Home Economics classes both at Elon College and Williams High School in Burlington, North Carolina. Edith Brannock (Elon Class of 1939) was a member of the Elon College faculty and taught many of these classes (in both locations). The individual who taught with Edith at Williams High School was Mary Brannock Rouse (one of Edith's sisters). Mary Rouse graduated from Elon College in 1929. The collection includes both loose leaf pages of recipes and also a bound recipe book that each student taking the class was given. Many of the recipes in both formats overlap. For a listing of the recipes included on the loose leaf pages, please consult the section below titled "Detailed Description of the Collection."
Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 1 archival box

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the 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 of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], EUA094 Home Economics Recipe Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.

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Gift or Purchase Note

Gift. September 2013.

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Accession Information


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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, October, 2013

Encoded by Katie Nash, October, 2013

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Biographical Note

Edith Brannock was a student at Elon College from 1936 until 1939. She was a member of the Tau Zeta Phi sorority during her time at Elon. Ms. Brannock is a descendant of Rev. James O'Kelly, founder of the Christian Church, which subsequently founded Elon College. Both of Edith's parents were Elon graduates. Her father, Ned Faucette Brannock, graduated in 1899; and her mother, Loula York Brannock, graduated in 1898. Ned Brannock also served as the much-loved professor of chemistry at Elon for over 50 years. Following in her father's example, Edith taught home economics at Elon for 18 years.

Edith Brannock has continuously given her time and talents to the Elon community throughout her life. As a student, she was active in the home economics club. She also planned and hosted many social events for her sorority, Tau Zeta Phi. She was noted for giving a bridal shower in 1937 and helped arrange the 1938 Senior-Junior banquet. After graduating from Elon in 1939, Ms. Brannock stayed close to home and became a vocational home economics teacher with the Burlington and Alamance County public schools, where she taught for over 20 years. She joined the Elon faculty in the fall of 1962 as assistant professor of home economics and also briefly taught child psychology courses. But she didn't just teach home economics. Ms. Brannock applied her expertise in planning and hosting numerous social events for the college. She helped to make the Danieley's 1963 open house "one of the highly enjoyable social events of the winter season" (Maroon and Gold, January 18, 1963, pg. 2). Ms. Brannock was in charge of refreshments for the 1964 welcoming reception for Mrs. Margaret Sanford, wife of then-North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford. Ms. Brannock supported students both in and out of the classroom. In 1963 she volunteered to make an Elon College flag for the Student Government Association. She retired from the faculty in May of 1980 due to the phasing out of home economics courses.

After she retired from teaching, Ms. Brannock never ceased to support her alma mater. She has continued to actively serve as a member of the alumni association, especially in planning a number of successful gatherings. For instance, during the Homecoming 1999 celebrations, when Ms. Brannock "… got so many of her classmates together for their 60th reunion party that it was hard to find a seat" (Magazine of Elon, Winter 2000, p. 21).

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Historical Note

In 1913, Miss Bessie Urquhart organized the Home Economics department. After the 1923 fire, the department was located on the third floor of Alamance. There was a food lab, a dining-living room, a clothing lab, and a lecture room. The department was especially active in the 1950s. Students had opportunity to host tea parties and conduct experiments related to diet and nutrition. In 1964, the required courses were basic foods; meal preparation and service; selection and care of clothing; textiles and clothing construction; child development and home relationships; housing and home furnishings; nutrition; dietetics and home nursing; family economics and household equipment; home management; costume and design; and advanced clothing construction. Courses in biology, chemistry, home economic, physics, and sociology were also required. There was a course on household engineering, which one person said "seems to be the only course boys dare to enter." In 1970, the curriculum was revised under the Danieley administration. The Home Economics major was removed but several courses continued to be taught.

The practice house, more formally known as the Home Economic demonstration house, was the former Elon Community Church of Christ parsonage. The house was moved in 1960 from the corner of Williamson and Haggard Avenues to West College Avenue. As many as six Home Economic majors and one house mom could live, work, and study in the practice house for six weeks. The house was a supplement to the department located in Alamance. Most of the furniture was donated by Elon College alumni. During each week of training, residents practiced living on low, moderate, and high income levels. They would take turns serving as the hostess, the housekeeper, and cook. The students would host guests for meals to practice skills like hospitality. The students were instructed to have nutritional meals while using the budget of $0.90 per day. Mrs. Mary G. Butler was the faculty member in charge until 1962. She was succeeded by Miss Edith Brannock. On March 9, 1960, the Board of Trustees had lunch in the house.

The Household Arts club was formed in 1924 and transitioned to the Home Economics club in 1935. Miss Edith Brannock was the Vice President. The club was open to Home Economic and art students. Members had to take one home economics course, and the students met monthly. The program became affiliated with the American Home Economics Association in 1938. The same year, the Home Economics club was represented at the state convention in Greensboro. In 1941, Elon won the second prize at the Textile Fashion Show.

compiled by Julia Mueller, Class of 2016

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This collection is arranged into nine series. The series are arranged alphabetically by categories of food outlined in the Table of Contents in the bound book that can be found in the Belk Library online catalog (call number 641.5 B735fr).

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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Home economics -- Study and teaching -- North Carolina.
Elon College -- History.
Brannock, Edith.
Rouse, Mary Brannock.
Elon University -- Archival resources

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Related Material

Please consult with the Archives and Special Collections staff for additional information about related materials to this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Beverages.
1 Folder. 4 Items.
Folder 1. Beverages.
* Strawberry Pineapple Punch
* Tomato Bouillon
* Pink Punch
* Rosalee's Punch
* Strawberry Milk Punch
* Banana Punch
* Evergreen Punch
* Fruit Punch
* Gelatin Tea
* Holiday Punch
* Iced Mocha
* Lime Sherbet
* Lime and Orange Sherbet Punch
* Pineapple Sherbet
2. Breads.
3 Folders. 9 Items.
Folder 1. Breads.
* Baking Powder Biscuits
* Variations of Biscuit Dough
* New Biscuit Method
* Quick French Bread
* Angel Biscuit
* Whole Wheat Batter Rolls
* Quick Plain Waffles
* Gingerbread
* Cinnamon Rolls
* Orange Bowknots
Folder 2. Breads (Rolls).
* Rolls
Folder 3. Breads (Sweet).
* Banana Tea Bread
* Muffins
* Orange Bread
* Prune Nut Bread
* Date Nut Bread
* Crepes a la Crab
3. Casseroles.
1 Folder. 7 Items.
Folder 1. Casseroles.
* Asparagus Casserole
* Brussels Sprouts Casserole
* Corned Beef Casserole
* Green Bean Casserole
* Holiday Style Potatoes
* Pork Chop Casserole
* Potato-Ground Beef Pie
* Quick Chicken Casserole
* Turkey Rice Casserole
* Vegetable Casserole
* Vegetable Bake
* Hamburger Casserole
* Tuna Cheese Bake
* Sweet Potato Cups
* Green Beans Vinaigrette
* Cheese Souffle
* Salmon Casserole
* Chicken Casserole
* Macaroni and Cheese
* Sunday Night Casserole
* New Country Pie
* Western Style Corn-on-the-cob
* Tuna Fish Casserole
4. Desserts.
6 Folders. 37 Items.
Folder 1. Desserts.
* Bavarian Cream
* Broken Glass Dessert
* Raspberry Angel Delight
* Chess Pie
* Chocolate Pie
* Meringue
* Sugar Cookies
* Moravian Cookies
Folder 2. Desserts (Cakes and Cookies).
* Graham Cracker Cake and icing
* Hennie's Pound Cake
* Hot Milk Cake
* Moist White Cake
* Light Golden Cake
* Ice Box Fruit Cake
* Nut Cake and Glaze
* Orange Blossoms
* Orange Date Nut Cake
* Petit Orange Fruit Cake
* Pound Cake
* Rocky Mountain Fruit Cake
* Strawberry Cake
* Strawberry Shortcake
* Stuffed Angel Food Cake
* Yellow Cake
* Coconut Pound Cake
* Velvet Cake
* Italian Cream Cake
* Tea Cakes
* Double Chocolate Cake
* 1-2-3-4 Cake
* Brownies
* Caramel Frosting
* Orange Delight Cake
* Pound Cake
* Mrs. Iseley's Pound Cake
* New Fashioned Cake
* Cobblestone Cake
* Danish Pound Cake
* Georgie's Pound Cake
* Quick Mix Peach Meringue Cake
* Mary's Brownies
* Pecan Mounds
* Foundation Dough for Refrigerator Cookies
* Yuletide Gems
* Cookies
* Marie's Chocolate Cake
* Variety Sponge Cake
* Apricot Nectar Cake
* Cherry Yum Yum
* Cheese Mounds
* Creole Franks on Chips
* Forgotten Cookies
Folder 3. Desserts (Candies).
* Orange Blossom Creams
* Sea Foam Candy
* Uncooked Fudge
* Quick Fudge Candy
* Apples on a Stick
Folder 4. Desserts (Frozen).
* Chocolate-Chip Ice Cream
* Frozen Dessert
* Fruit Delight
* Fruit Sherbet
* Ginger-Ale Sherbet
* Jelly Freeze
* Lemon Milk Sherbet
* Lemon Mousse
* Lemon-Nut Ice Cream
* Orange Fig Whip
* Ice Cream Sundae Cake
* Ice Cream Pie
* Lime Sherbet
* Lemon Sherbet
* Turtle Hall Angel Food Dessert
* Baked Alaska
* Angel Ice Cream Loaf
* Jello Mousse
* Lemon Meringue Ice Box Pie
* Assorted Dessert
* Raspberry Ice Cream Cake
* Grape Mousse
Folder 5. Desserts (Icings and Frostings).
* Penuche Frosting
* Petite Four Icing
* White Butter Icing
* Filling for Japanese Cake
* Fudge Type Icing
* Minute Fudge Frosting
* Magic Frosting
* Ambrosia Sauce (Cream Puffs)
* Boiled White Frosting
* Chocolate Frosting
* Easy Frosting
* Ever Ready Frosting
* Ever Ready Sauce
* Cake Icing
* Crisco Icing
* Royal Icing
* Pound Cake Sauce
* Peanut Butter Broiled Icing
* Easy Cake Topping
* Mock Strawberry Shortcake Filling
* Frosting for Petite Fours
* Coconut Filling
* Chocolate Sauce
Folder 6. Desserts (Pies).
* Christmas Chess Pie
* Melba's Chess Pie
* Chocolate Pie
* Coconut Pie
* Meringue
* Orange Chiffon Pie
* Pineapple Pie
* Strawberry Chiffon Pie
* Twin Angel Cake Pie
* Pineapple-Orange Chiffon Pie
* Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
* Easy Tart Shells
* Apple Crumble Pie
* Buttermilk-Date Pie
* Custard Pie
* Lime Pie
* Butter Crunch Crust
* Lemon Dessert
* Nut Torte
* Lemon Sponge
* Sure Fine Pastry
* Cherry Tart
* Pie Crust-Lucy's
* Chocolate Pudding
* Plum Pudding
* Minute Plum Pudding
5. Dressings, Dips, and Sauces.
1 Folder. 2 Items
Folder 1. Dressings, Dips, and Sauces.
* American Cheese Dip
* Deviled Dip
* Onion Soup Dip
* Pineapple Cheese Dip
* Thousand Island Dressing
* Barbecue Sauce
* Dressing
* French Dressing
* Stuffing 12 pound bird
6. Home Economics Recipe Cookbook--From the Kitchen of Edith and Mary.
1 Folder. 1 Item.
Folder 1. Home Economics Recipe Cookbook--From the Kitchen of Edith and Mary.
7. Meat, Fish, and Poultry.
1 Folder. 11 Items.
Folder 1. Meat, Fish, and Poultry.
* American Meat Loaf with Cheese Stuffing
* Barbecued Spare Ribs
* Barbecued Hamburgers
* Sauce
* Mexican Burgers
* Souper Burgers
* Lasagne
* Quick Stew
* Deviled Lobster or Shrimp
* Oven-Fried Fish Fillets
* Barbecue Chicken
* Chicken Parmesan
* Creamed Chicken
* Hot Chicken Salad
* Mayonnaise Chicken Ring
* Pressed Chicken
* Turkey Pinwheels and Mushroom Sauce
* Savory Meat Balls
* Spanish Meat Balls
* Oven Barbecued Chicken
* Ghost Burgers
* Curried Chicken
* Easy Gourmet Baked Chicken
* Sloppy Joes
* Spaghetti and Meat Balls
* Veal Parmigiana
* Barbecued Tuna Burgers
* Ham Mousse
* Aluminum Foil Chicken
* Minute Sea Food Creole
* Meat Loaf
* Pocket Book Rolls
* Punch
* Pecan Chess Pie
* Surprise Apple Pie
8. Salads.
1 Folder. 6 Items.
Folder 1. Salads.
* Applesauce Salad
* Apricot Salad
* Dressing
* Byrd Hawaiian Salad
* Celestine Salad
* Coke-a-Cola Salad
* Congealed Fruit Salad
* Congealed Salad
* Cranberry Salad
* Green Congealed Salad
* Pear Salad
* Pineapple Salad
* Pineapple Wreath Salad
* Reception Salad
* Cheese Salad
* Red and White Cranberry Salad
* Princess Pat Salad
* Argyle Salad
* Scandinavian Salad
* Cottage Cole Slaw
* Fruit Salad with Pecan Sauce
* Pecan Sauce
* Ruby's Salad
* Margaret's Salad
8. Snacks and Party Foods.
1 Folder. 5 Items.
Folder 1. Snacks and Party Foods.
* Cheese-Poppy Seed Bread Sticks
* Cheese Roll
* Cheese Wafers
* Confetti Popcorn
* Snacks
* Ribbon Sandwiches
* New Orleans Sticks
* Cheese Balls
* Party Chicken Ring
* Glazed Nuts
* Frosted Grapes
* Pixie Relish
* Pear Relish
* Pear Marmalade
* Pickles
* Aunt Nellie's Pickles
* Sallie's Pickles