Helen Swift Mitchell Papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
Personal papers of Helen Swift Mitchell (1895-1984), nutritionist and physiologist. Materials include: correspondence; biographical material; clippings; reprints; nutrition survey materials; and subject files on Pavlov and Mendel. Collection also contains research from studies on the fisher folk of Labrador and Newfoundland. Correspondence is primarily professional, consisting of letters from other nutritionists.
- 1920 - 1978
- Mitchell, Helen S. (Helen Swift) (Person)
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Historical or Biographical Note
Helen Swift Mitchell (1895-1984) was a nutritionist, author, and teacher. She was the author of Nutrition in Health and Disease, a standard college text for over 50 years. She also conducted a dietary survey of the fisher folk of Labrador and Newfoundland for Dr. Wilfred Grenfell in 1929.
She received her Ph.D. from Yale in 1921. She then worked as the Research Director at the Battle Creek Sanitarium from 1921-1924. Then she was a Professor of Physiological Chemistry at Battle Creek College from 1924-1935. Then she became a Research Professor of Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts from 1935-1941. She served as the Principal Nutritionist at the Office of Defense, Health and Welfare from 1941-1943. Then she was Dean of the School of Home Economics at the University of Massachusetts from 1946-1960. She died in Plesant Hill, Tennessee on December 12, 1984.
0.74 Cubic Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)
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Personal papers of Helen Swift Mitchell 1895-1984), nutritionist and physiologist. Materials include: correspondence; biographical material; clippings; reprints; nutrition survey materials; and subject files on Pavlov and Mendel.
Collection was donated in 1979 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1978-1979. A reception for Dr. Mitchell was hosted by the library on April 27, 1979
Likely processed shorlty after acquisition in 1979.
- Helen Swift Mitchell Papers
- Partially Processed
- History of Medicine Collections Staff
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- Description is in English.
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