Helen Swift Mitchell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0049

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.

Dates

  • 1920 - 1978

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

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.

Extent

0.74 Cubic Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

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

Processing History

Likely processed shorlty after acquisition in 1979.

Title
Helen Swift Mitchell Papers
Status
Partially Processed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-29
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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