Lydia J. Roberts Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0065

  • Staff Only

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.

Dates

  • 1920 - 1981

Creator

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable Vanderbilt University privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

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

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, until her retirement in 1965.

Extent

1.11 Cubic Feet (3 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing History

Collection was likey processed shortly after acquisition in 1979.
Title
Lydia J. Roberts Collection
Status
Partially Processed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-29
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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