Lydia J. Roberts Papers
Collection Number 65

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Roberts, Lydia J., (Lydia Jane)
Title
Lydia J. Roberts Papers
Date [inclusive]
1920 - 1981
Extent
1.5 Cubic feet
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.

Preferred Citation

Lydia J. Roberts Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

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

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Roberts, Lydia J., (Lydia Jane)

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Child Nutrition
  • MeSH Nutrition--history

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Nutrition

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