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RMIT University Library Special Collection

Find information on how to use the Library's Special Collection. Explore the diverse content within the collection

Introduction to the Emily McPherson Collection

 

The Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy (shown in the picture) which opened in 1927 was for many years the only institution in Victoria offering courses in domestic economy, cookery and dress making.

The library named after the librarian, Elizabeth Eddie, was an integral part of the Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy. Items from this library, now known as the Emily McPherson Collection provides a social history of cooking and food, the domestic arts, home economics and textiles.

The Emily McPherson Collection is housed as part of the Special Collection within the Swanston Library and RMIT Archives. The collection can be searched via LibrarySearch.  

 

Digitised Books from within the Emily McPherson Collection

View the Emily McPherson collection of digitised items (new window). This collection contains books, magazines, recipe cards and speeches from the Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy. 

Note: To access the digital file of an item, log into LibrarySearch.

Images from the Emily McPherson Collection

Search the Emily McPherson collection (new window) via the Library's learning repository, to find photographs from the Emily McPherson collection.