Orrea F. Pye Papers

Identifier: EBL-0063

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Papers of nutritionist Orrea F. Pye (1907-2000). Materials include: reprints on nutrition by various authors, as well as a photograph of Joseph Goldberger.


  • 1912 - 1944


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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

Orrea F. Pye (1907-1998) was a nutritionist and professor. She received her M.S. from Syracuse in 1934 and later received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1942. She held various teaching positions starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama from 1938-1942. Pye then became Professor of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina in 1942. In 1944 she returned to the Teacher's College at Columbia University, first as an associate professor from 1944-1959, and then as a professor from 1959-1972. She died in Mesa, Arizona on December 19, 1998.


0.37 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

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Papers of nutritionist Orrea F. Pye (1907-1998). Materials include: reprints on nutrition by various authors and a photograph of Joseph Goldberger.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on Unknown Date

Processing History

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Orrea F. Pye Papers
EBL Special Collections Staff
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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