Elizabeth Neige Todhunter Papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
- 1874 - 1990
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Historical or Biographical Note
Dr. Todhunter received her M.Sc. from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1925 her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1933. She was an Associate Professor of Home Economics at the State College of Washington from 1934-1941. In 1941, Dr. Todhunter Director of the Research Laboratory of Human Nutrition at the University of Alabama, and from 1953-1966 she served as Professor and Dean of the Department of Food and Nutrition at that institution. Upon her retirement in 1967 and until her death in 1991, she served as Visiting Professor of Nutrition for the Department of Biochemistry at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. During her time at Vanderbilt, Dr. Todhunter helped found the medical library’s history of nutrition collections, and it was through her generosity, efforts, and connections in the field that many of these collections came together. Dr. Todhunter also served as President of the American Dietetic Association from 1957-1958.
23.66 Cubic Feet (46 Holllinger boxes, 7 Half Hollinger boxes, 1 Paige box, and 9 oversize flat storage boxes ( 1-21"x25"x3", 6-21"x17"x3" 1-21"x17"x1.5", 1- 15" x 19" x 2") )
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- Elizabeth Neige Todhunter Papers
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- Description is in English.
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