Playing House: Homemaking for Children, UW Digital Collections

June 22nd, 2006

“In the basket pile them,
Oh! How fresh and pure!
Clean things are a pleasure,
That is very sure.”

Homemaking, instructional manuals were not only written for the adult domestic goddess but also to engage children (more specifically, girls) in the joys of cooking, mending, and tidying up. This new collection features digitized, cover-to-cover editions of several titles spanning the late 1800s to the 1930s.

Additional texts devoted to this interesting slice of history, education and culture can be found in campus library collections. Speak with Steenbock librarians for assistance with searching the MadCat catalog should you like to find others.

Playing House: Homemaking for Children

The History Collection, UW Digital Collections

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