Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Home Economics


This study was undertaken to determine the housing needs of homemakers in the patronage area of the Bragg Morris School, Lindale, Texas. It was designed: (1) to learn the needs for space and equipment in the homes by determining the kinds and scope of activities carried on in homes, and the kinds of possessions which required storage, (2) to find out the preferences of the numbers for the locations of activity areas and for some features of construction.

Certain recent influences on present-day trends in home building have been recognized as well as the economic factors involved. The writer planned to use the findings of this study as a basis for developing units of instruction to be taught to adults in the Bragg Morris School area. It has been assumed that: 1. Housing needs and preferences of families may be influenced by such basic factors as economic status, size and composition of family, age of members of the household, and the cultural standards of the family members. 2. As people are made to understand the problems of housing and its relation to health, housing conditions may improve. 3. An educational program in housing and better incomes may lead to improved practices in home building.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Elizabeth May Galloway


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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