Suggestions for Students, Farmington State Teachers College, 1951Item 69266 info
Mantor Library at UMF
Social etiquette and good manners were an important aspect of daily life in the 1920s-1950s. F.S.N.S. offered etiquette training for women in the 1930s, which covered how to be a good hostess, create good conversation, walk with poise, sit gracefully and stand properly.
Carolyn Stone often taught etiquette to the students at the time. In the 1940s, the school had a Social Training Committee which hosted teas and dances that gave students a chance to practice their social skills.
To prepare students to dress properly, a significant part of good etiquette, the Home Economics Department prepared this "Suggestions for Students" in the 1950s, which listed clothing to bring as well as bedding and other necessities for the dorm room. It also specified required clothing for Home Ec students, socks for physical education, and dinner dresses for formal dining.