Mary de Garmo Bryan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0011

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of editor, dietitian, and nutrition advisor Mary de Garmo Bryan. She served as an Army dietitian in France during WWI and was a pioneer in the development of the school lunch program in the United States. Materials include: manuscripts, reprints, correspondence, pamphlets, and notes. Two copies of Dr. Bryan's dissertation are contained in the collection.

Collection also contains articles, pamphlets, and manuscripts created by other nutritionists. Materials pertaining to Mary Swartz Rose include a manuscript about Mary Swartz Rose by Dr. Bryan, reprints of articles by Rose, and photographs of Mary Swartz Rose.

Most of the collection relates to nutrition and the history of nutrition. However, there are typed notes about John Dudley's funeral expenses in 1580 taken from a manuscript roll in possession of the Earl of Liecester. Also unrelated to nutrition is a Xerox copy of the "Scheme of Instruction" from the first Vassar Catalog 1865-1866.

Dates

  • 1865 - 1974

Creator

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University or is retained by the authors of specific published items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical or Biographical Note

Mary de Garmo Bryan (1891-1986) was an editor, dietitian, and nutrition advisor. Dr. Bryan was a pioneer in the development of the school lunch program in the United States.

Mary de Garmo Bryan was born in Warrensburg, MO in 1891. She graduated in 1912 from Newcomb College, and then earned a master's degree from Washington University in 1913. Dr. Bryan was professor of home economics at Agnes Scott College from 1913-1915 and an instructor in dietetics at the University of Illinois from 1915-1916. She then served as an Army dietitian in France during WWI from 1917-1919. From 1921-1924 she was editor of the Journal of Home Economics. She also was the President of the American Dietetic Association from 1920-1922. She earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University in 1931. Dr. Bryan was chairman of the department of institutional management of Columbia University Teachers College from 1934-1951.

Extent

.37 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger Box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of editor, dietitian, and nutrition advisor Mary de Garmo Bryan. She served as an Army dietitian in France during WWI and was a pioneer in the development of the school lunch program in the United States. Materials include: manuscripts, reprints, correspondence, pamphlets, and notes. Two copies of Dr. Bryan's dissertation are contained in the collection.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on Unknown Date

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date
Title
Mary de Garmo Bryan Papers
Status
Completed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in 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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