Isabel Bevier Papers, 1879-1942, 1945-1955
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Brief Description: Papers of Isabel Bevier (1860-1942), professor of household science (1900-21), including correspondence, publications by Bevier (1898-1940) and the Household Science Department (1900, 1905, 1908-21, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1938, 1945-47), manuscripts (1896-1940), diaries (1917-20, 1922, 1924, 1931, 1935, 1940), clippings, photographs and notes about household science or home economics, the education of women, departmental administration and history, enrollments, the Woman's Building (1905) and laboratories, farm homes and houses, food and nutrition, homemaking, the family, budgeting, sanitation, the Farmer's Institutes (1907-09), extension work (1912-18), the Food Administration (1917-18), biographical and autobiographical accounts,anecdotes recalled by students and associates (1929-37), European travel (1927, 1931), obituaries and memorials (1942). The series includes Bevier's The House, Its Plan, Decoration and Care (1907, 1914), The Home Economics Movement (1906), The Story of Isabel Bevier by Lita Bane (1955), five books by Ellen Richards (1899-1910) and Richards' biography (1912). Correspondents include Eugene Davenport and Edmund James and officers of the American Home Economics Association (1911-12).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 8/11/20
Created by: Bevier, Isabel (1860-1942)
Volume: 5.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/63; 2/19 & 28/74
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Arrangement: By type of material and chronological thereunder
Subject Index
American Home Economics Association
Faculty Papers
Farm Houses
Food Administration, United States
Food Science
Illinois Farmers Institute
Women's Education
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]