Scope and Contents of the Materials
Papers of Isabel Bevier (1860-1942), professor of household science (1900-21), including correspondence, publications by Miss Bevier (1898-1940) and the Household Science Department (1900, 1905, 1908-21, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1938, 1945-47), manuscripts (1896-1940), diaries (1917-20, 1922, 1924, 1931, 1935, 1940), clippings, photographs and notes about household science or home economics, the education of women, departmental administration and history, enrollments, the Woman's Building (1905) and laboratories, farm homes and houses, food and nutrition, homemaking, the family, budgeting, sanitation, the Farmer's Institutes (1907-09), extension work (1912-18), the Food Administration (1917-18), biographical and autobiographical accounts,anecdotes recalled by students and associates (1929-37), European travel (1927, 1931), obituaries and memorials (1942). The series includes Miss Bevier's The House, Its Plan, Decoration and Care (1907, 1914), The Home Economics Movement (1906), The Story of Isabel Bevier by Lita Bane (1955), five books by Ellen Richards (1899-1910) and Miss Richards' biography (1912). Correspondents include Eugene Davenport and Edmund James and officers of the American Home Economics Association (1911-12).
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