Adelia M. Beeuwkes Papers
Collection Number 4

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Beeuwkes, Adelia M., (Adelia Marie), 1910-1966
Title
Adelia M. Beeuwkes Papers
Date [inclusive]
1955 - 1966
Extent
5.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Research material and first draft of an unpublished manuscript on the history of scurvy. Adelia Beeuwkes was a dietitian, teacher, and author of books on dietetics and the history of nutrition. She was a professor at the University of Michigan from 1940-1966.

Preferred Citation

Adelia M. Beeuwkes Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Adelia Beeuwkes (1910-1966) was a dietitian, teacher, and writer on clinical dietetics and biography. She was professor of nutrition in the school of public health at the University of Michigan from 1940-1966. Her academic training was in the field of dietetics. She studied with Mary Swartz Rose and Dr. Henry C. Sherman at Columbia University. Miss Beeuwkes was an inspiring speaker and taught at the University of Michigan her entire career. In 1961-1962 she was elected President of the American Dietetic Association. She was also a member of the International Interim Committee for the Third International Congress of Dietetics. She served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Food and Standards from 1963-1964. Miss Beeuwkes was very interested in the history of nutrition and compiled extensive research material for a book on the history of scurvy. Her untimely death at age 56 prevented her completion of this project.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Research material and first draft of an unpublished manuscript on the history of scurvy. Adelia Beeuwkes was a dietitian, teacher, and author of books on dietetics and the history of nutrition. She was a professor at the University of Michigan from 1940-1966. Scurvy Project materials include: note cards, manuscripts, source materials, and correspondence. Collection also contains other correspondence, biographical materials, manuscripts, reprints, and brochures.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Beeuwkes, Adelia M., (Adelia Marie), 1910-1966

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Dietetics--history
  • MeSH Nutrition
  • MeSH Scurvy

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Women in Medicine

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