Adelia M. Beeuwkes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0004

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Research material and first draft of an unpublished manuscript on the history of scurvy. Adelia Beeuwkes was a dietitian, teacher, and author of books on dietetics and the history of nutrition. She was a professor at the University of Michigan from 1940-1966. Scurvy Project materials include: note cards, manuscripts, source materials, and correspondence. Collection also contains other correspondence, biographical materials, manuscripts, reprints, and brochures.

Dates

  • 1955 - 1966

Creator

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University

Historical or Biographical Note

Adelia Beeuwkes (1910-1966) was a dietitian, teacher, and writer on clinical dietetics and biography. She was professor of nutrition in the school of public health at the University of Michigan from 1940-1966. Her academic training was in the field of dietetics. She studied with Mary Swartz Rose and Dr. Henry C. Sherman at Columbia University. Miss Beeuwkes was an inspiring speaker and taught at the University of Michigan her entire career. In 1961-1962 she was elected President of the American Dietetic Association. She was also a member of the International Interim Committee for the Third International Congress of Dietetics. She served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Food and Standards from 1963-1964. Miss Beeuwkes was very interested in the history of nutrition and compiled extensive research material for a book on the history of scurvy. Her untimely death at age 56 prevented her completion of this project.

Extent

4.80 Cubic Feet (5 Hollinger boxes and 5 cardfile boxes (6"x11"x8.5" three measure to 26" width))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Research material and first draft of an unpublished manuscript on the history of scurvy. Adelia Beeuwkes was a dietitian, teacher, and author of books on dietetics and the history of nutrition. She was a professor at the University of Michigan from 1940-1966.

Acquisition Information

Acquired on Unknown Date

Processing History

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Title
Adelia M. Beeuwkes Papers
Status
Completed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-27
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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