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Bucknell University, Healey Co-operative House Records Edit


Finding Aid Author
Crystal Matjasic
Finding Aid Date
2015 March
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  • 1940-1946 (Creation)


  • 0.417 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (1) 5 inch document box

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  • Language

    Materials are in English.

  • Administrative History

    The Healey Co-operative House was established at Bucknell University in 1940 to provide dormitory accommodations and board for 10 college women. The co-operative house was located at 615 Taylor Street and according to the 1942 Bucknell University student handbook, the students were required to "do all their own housework, including cooking, marketing, and balancing their budget. The plan results in considerable financial savings for those students, and offers practical experience in home management problems." Members of the co-operative house were chosen on the basis of financial need, character, scholarship, and ability to get along with other students. A resident hostess provided the students with assistance in the management of the house. The Healey Co-operative House was discontinued in 1945.

  • Arrangement

    Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within the folders.

  • Scope and Contents

    The records of the Healey Co-operative House are arranged alphabetically by folder title and range from 1940 to 1946. Included in the records are check registers, correspondence, a guest register, inventories and expense ledgers. The inventories include lists of house furnishings and equipment and the ledgers include purchases made by the residents.

  • Separated Materials

    Photographs may be housed with the Special Collections/University Archives Photograph Collection.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research use.

  • Usage Restrictions

    The materials in this collection may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and research purposes. If the intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate permissions by contacting Special Collections/University Archives at the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item], Bucknell University, Healey Co-operative House Records, Special Collections/University Archives, Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.