Elizabeth Neige Todhunter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0083

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of nutritionist and Vanderbilt professor E. Neige Todhunter (1901-1991). Materials include: correspondence; biographical material; writings and publications (ENT); student notebooks; class and lecture material; brochures; writings and publications (others); dietary studies; miscellaneous. subject files; photos and slides; reel-to-reel tapes; postcard collection; menu collection; cookbook collection; RDA reprints; AIN material; and biographical files of prominent nutritionists, dietitians, and home economists.

Dates

  • 1874 - 1990

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

Elizabeth Neige Todhunter (1901-1991) was a nutritionist, teacher, author, and lecturer. Her biographical and historical writings greatly promoted interest in the history of nutrition science.

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.

Extent

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") )

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of nutritionist and Vanderbilt professor E. Neige Todhunter (1901-1991). Materials include: correspondence; biographical material; writings and publications (ENT); student notebooks; class and lecture material; brochures; writings and publications (others); dietary studies; miscellaneous. subject files; photos and slides; reel-to-reel tapes; postcard collection; menu Collection; cookbook collection; RDA reprints; AIN material; and biographical files of prominent nutritionists, dietitians, and home economists.

Physical Location

EBL Vault.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated in 1987 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1986-1987. Subsequent additions were made, to the collection in 1989 but the first group was likely the largest part of the collection that was donated.

Processing History

Processed shortly after donation in 1987 and 1989.
Title
Elizabeth Neige Todhunter Papers
Status
Completed
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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