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Hospitality Resource and Research Center North

In 1958, the State of Arizona provided Arizona State College at Flagstaff (ASCF) $35,000 to construct a new Home Management House to provide classroom instruction for women pursuing degrees in home economics. For six weeks, women lived in the house and practiced cooking, housecleaning, and budgeting.

By 1974, Northern Arizona University (NAU) stopped offering home economics courses and in the 1980s the Student Center and Alumni Relations began operating out of the building. In 1989, NAU renovated it to accommodate the Arizona Hospitality Research and Resource Center (AHRRC) to conduct market research for the Arizona Office of Tourism. As of 2015, AHRRC has provided additional resources and a research library for both the public and NAU students interested in the tourism and hospitality industries.

Lucy Walkup, wife of former NAU President J. Lawrence Walkup, discusses the construction of the Home Management House in this 2005 interview. Call number: NAU.OH.96.108.16A



In this 2011 interview, alum Nancy Swanson recounts her memories of the Home Management House. Call number: NAU.OH.2008.123.106