Vintage Kitchen Tools

This collection of kitchen tools and utensils is held in the  Framingham State University Archives and Special Collections at the Henry Whittemore Library. The collection of kitchen tools is tied to the history of Home Economics at Framingham State University.

Timeline of Home Economics at Framingham State University

1898 – The Framingham Normal School absorbs the Boston School of Cookery to form the Department of Household Arts. 

1924 – Ruth Graves Wakefield, the inventor of the Toll House Cookie, graduates from Framingham Normal School 

1932 – Framingham Normal School becomes Framingham State Teachers College 

1949 – The Department of Household Arts becomes the Home Economics Department 

1960 – Framingham State Teachers College adopts liberal arts curricula to become Framingham State College 

2010 – Framingham State College becomes Framingham State University 

2013 – The Department of Consumer Sciences (formerly the Department of Home Economics) splits into two separate departments, the Department of Food and Nutrition and the Department of Fashion Design and Retailing