A group of Home Economics students circle around their jewelry.

A group of home economics students circle around their jewelry, ca. 1955.

UM Department of Home Economics

Flyer about the Department of Home Economics, 1955.

Woman pouring oil into a can.

Woman pouring leftover oil into a can, ca. 1955.

Home Economics, Montana State University

Pamphlet promoting the Department of Home Economics, 1955.

Meals prepared by Home Economics students; swiss steak, crown roast and short ribs.

Meal prepared by Home Economics students, swiss steak, ca. 1956.

In 1955 Dr. Lendal Kotschevar became chair of the department. He was the first man to head a Home Economics Department in the United States.