Lydia J. Roberts Papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
Papers of nutritionist Lydia J. Roberts, author of the classic text Nutrition Work with Children (1928). Materials include: Reprints (of LJR), bibliographic materials, tributes and memorial lectures, publishing contracts, photographs, correspondence, books.
- 1920 - 1981
- Roberts, Lydia J. (Lydia Jane) (Person)
Notes about Access to this Collection
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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
Lydia J. Roberts (1879-1965) was a nutritionist, teacher, investigator, and author. She wrote the classic text Nutrition Work with Children (1928). Roberts was appointed assistant professor at the University of Chicago in 1919, and upon her award of the PhD in 1928, she was promoted to associate professor. In 1930 Roberts was appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Home Economics at the University of Chicago. In 1944 Roberts left Chicago and became the Professor and Chair at the University of Puerto Rico, a position she she held until her death in San Juan on May 28, 1965.
1.11 Cubic Feet (3 Hollinger boxes)
Language of Materials
Papers of nutritionist Lydia Jane Roberts, author of the classic text Nutrition Work with Children. Materials include: Reprints (of LJR), bibliographic materials, tributes and memorial lectures, publishing contracts, photographs, correspondence, books.
Collection was donated in 1979 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1978-1979. The boxes in which the colleciton is contained have a gift plate in recognizing Ethel Austin Martin as the donor. The later addition to the collection was donated by her as well.
Collection was likey processed shortly after acquisition in 1979.
- Lydia J. Roberts Collection
- Partially Processed
- History of Medicine Collections Staff
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
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