Elizabeth Neige Todhunter Papers
Collection Number 83

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Todhunter, E. Neige, (Elizabeth Neige), 1901-1991
Title
Elizabeth Neige Todhunter Papers
Date [inclusive]
1874 - 1990
Extent
26.0 Cubic feet
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.

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Neige Todhunter Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

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

She received her M.Sc. from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1925, and later received 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. Then she went to the University of Alabama, first as Director of the Research Laboratory of Human Nutrition from 1941-1953, and then as Professor and Dean of the Department of Food and Nutrition from 1953-1966. Then she was a Visiting Professor of Nutrition for the Department of Biochemistry at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1967-1991. She also served as President of the American Dietetic Association from 1957-1958.

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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.

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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)

  • Chick, Harriette, Dame, 1875-1977
  • Copping, Alice Mary
  • McCay, Clive Maine, 1898-1967
  • McCollum, Elmer Verner, 1879-
  • Todhunter, E. Neige, (Elizabeth Neige), 1901-1991

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Cookery
  • MeSH Dietetics--history
  • MeSH Nutrition
  • MeSH Vanderbilt University. School of Medicine
  • MeSH Vitamins

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Biographical Material  

Box Folder

Oversized photographs on the bottom of this box (1 big portrait of Dr. E.N. Todhunter, c. 1930; the Otaga University Basket Ball Team, of which E.N. Todhunter was a member, 1922; 2 class pictures of Todhunter\'s class at the Otaga University, 1924-25)

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Resumes of E.N. Todhunter

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Resumes of E.N. Todhunter

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Pictures of E.N. Todhunter and Newspaperclippings about E.N. Todhunter

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Pictures of E.N. Todhunter

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Letters of Congratulations upon Retirement (August 1966)

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Awards won by E.N. Todhunter

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Reports by E.N. Todhunter

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Reports by E.N. Todhunter

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Reports by E.N. Todhunter

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Manuscripts by E.N. Todhunter

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Manuscripts by E.N. Todhunter

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Manuscripts by E.N. Todhunter

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Program of Conferences, E.N. Todhunter attended

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Travel Reports by E.N. Todhunter

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Travel Reports by E.N. Todhunter

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Travel Reports by E.N. Todhunter

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Travel Brochures

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Portraits of Dr. Todhunter (old photos taken in New Zealand).

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Portraits of Dr. Todhunter.

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Portraits of Dr. Todhunter.

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Portraits of Dr. Todhunter.

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Photographs of Dr. Todhunter and her family in New Zealand.

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Photographs of Dr. Todhunter and her family in New Zealand.

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Photographs of Dr. Todhunter and her family in New Zealand.

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Awards - Photographs of Dr. Todhunter receiving awards.

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Speeches - Photographs of Dr. Todhunter while giving seminars and talks.

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Scientist - Photographs of Dr. Todhunter in her lab.

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Teacher - Photographs of Dr. Todhunter with students.

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Conferences - Photographs of Dr. Todhunter while attending conferences, 1951-69.

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American Dietetic Association Meetings - Photographs of Dr. Todhunter attending ADA Meetings and Banquets, 1958-78.

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U.S. Women's Army Corps Center - Photographs of Dr. Todhunter relating to U.S. WACC, 1959-61.

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Photographs of Dr. Todhunter with others relating to her professional activities, 1950-70.

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Photographs of Dr. Todhunter with friends and other miscellaneous photos.

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Photographs of Lillian Coover.

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Articles by E.N. Todhunter

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Articles by E.N. Todhunter

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Articles by E.N. Todhunter

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Articles by E.N. Todhunter

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Articles by E.N. Todhunter

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Articles by E.N. Todhunter

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Articles by E.N. Todhunter

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Articles by E.N. Todhunter

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Articles by E.N. Todhunter

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Graduation Remarks by E.N. Todhunter (dietitians)

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Talks by E.N. Todhunter

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Talks by E.N. Todhunter

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Talks by E.N. Todhunter

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Talks by E.N. Todhunter

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Talks by E.N. Todhunter

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Talks by E.N. Todhunter

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Food Acceptance & Food Attitudes of the Elderly - As a Basis for Planning Nutrition Programs by E.N. Todhunter, F. House and R. Vander Zwaag (Tennessee Commission on Aging), 1974 (2 copies)

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Everyday Nutrition, by E.N. Todhunter (1935) (5 copies)

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Tapes (Meet the Dean/Senior Seminar/Ascorbic Acid - A. Beeuwkes/Epidemiolgoy of Beriberi (1963))

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Box with cartoons (collected by E.N. Todhunter)

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History of Nutrition Tape Recordings

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Reports of E.N. Todhunter and W.J. Darby on the Bedford County Nutrition Project (1970's)

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U.S. Senate Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (1970's)

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Minutes of Faculty Meetings of the Dept. of Biochemistry, Correspondence of Leon Cunningham (1980's)

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Series 02: Correspondence  

Box Folder

Photo slides (2 boxes)

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Congratulatory letters and newspaper clippings relating to E.N. Todhunter's success in the Inter-Collegiate Tournament Debate at Wellington, New Zealand, 1924.

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Family correspondence, 1874-1966.

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Correspondence with New Zealand Dietetic Association, 1956.

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Correspondence, 1937-69.

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Correspondence with friends, 1945-62.

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Biographical notes of Dr. Todhunter.

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Educational records and certificates of Dr. Todhunter, 1923-32.

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Reference letters from University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1927-38.

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Medals awarded to Dr. Todhunter.

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Passports of Dr. Todhunter, 1928-73.

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Newspaper Clippings about Dr. Todhunter relating to her professional achievements and honors, 1951-56.

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Newspaper Clippings about Dr. Todhunter relating to her professional achievements and honors, 1960-69.

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Newspaper clippings about Dr. Todhunter relating to her professional achievements and honors, 1971-83.

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Article clippings about Dr. Todhunter, 1950-80.

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Audio record, "Golden Greetings" by E. Neige Todhunter, Journal of American Dietetic Association, Volume 64, No. 6, June 1974.

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Memorandum of royalty agreement between Dr. Todhunter and Whitcombe and Tombs Limited relating to publishing a book entitled Everyday Nutrition, 1935.

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Collection of menus from famous restaurants.

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Series 03: Biographical Material-Correspondence  

Box Folder

Important older correspondence of E.N. Todhunter (congratulations for E.N. Todhunter on being chosen "woman of the year" by Progressive Farmer Magazine in 1951)

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Important older correspondence of E.N. Todhunter: Sherman, Bates, Marble, McCarrison, Hollingsworth, Hunt, Morgan, Drake, King, McCollum, Andrews, Huddleson, Smith, Rose, MacLeod, Clarke, S. Harris, McLester, Mattill, Copping, McCay, Halleday, Mary S.

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Important older correspondence of E.N. Todhunter: Sherman, Bates, Marble, McCarrison, Hollingsworth, Hunt, Morgan, Drake, King, McCollum, Andrews, Huddleson, Smith, Rose, MacLeod, Clarke, S. Harris, McLester, Mattill, Copping, McCay, Halleday, Mary S. Rose, L. Harris, Caldwell, Farmer, Hawley, Lewis and Stiebling

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Important older correspondence of E.N. Todhunter: Sherman, Beeuwkes, Beck, Andrews, Howell, Howe, Huddleson, Hunscher, McCay, McCollum, Mitchell, Stiebling, MacLeod, Gyorgi, Maynard, Brozek, Austin Martin, Emerson, Murlin, Caldwell

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Correspondence of E.N. Todhunter

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Series 04: Photographs  

Box Folder

Group photo of MIT chemists, December 1899 (This is a rare valuable photograph of Ellen H. Richards, first woman admitted to MIT as a chemistry student).

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Group photo of some of the most outstanding nutrition scientists in the world (1931).

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Framed drawing of Mary Swartz Rose

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Framed drawing of H.C. Sherman

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Framed drawing of William Beaumont

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Framed drawing of Edwin Bret Hart

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Group photo of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council).

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Penn State Famous Cow (1928)

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Photograph of the First Meeting of the American Institute of Nutrition (Cornell University Medical College, 1934)

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Series 05: Awards  

Box Folder

Awards

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Awards

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Series 06: Slides and Tapes  

Box Folder

Slides and Tapes

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Series 07: Notebooks  

Box Folder

- World Problems Nutrition - FAO Definitions - Children\'s Diets - Basic Nutrition for Dental Students (1957) - Oxidation & Chemical nature - Ascorbic Acid in whole blood - North West Regional Cooperative Nutrition Research Project - V

Scope and Contents note

- World Problems Nutrition - FAO Definitions - Children\'s Diets - Basic Nutrition for Dental Students (1957) - Oxidation & Chemical nature - Ascorbic Acid in whole blood - North West Regional Cooperative Nutrition Research Project - Vitamin C - Lab Data - Pregnancy Vanderbilt Studies - Biblical References to Bread - Articles on Army Dietitions - Growth by Wetzel - Colorimeters - Project N.D.C., Shelbyville

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- Food Habits Papers (1972) - Food Habits Bibliography - Aging (Scrapbook) - Nutrition in Medical Education - Senate Committee on Nutrition and Related Human Needs (1969) - Sample Questionaires (Nutritional Status of Children) - Dietary

Scope and Contents note

- Food Habits Papers (1972) - Food Habits Bibliography - Aging (Scrapbook) - Nutrition in Medical Education - Senate Committee on Nutrition and Related Human Needs (1969) - Sample Questionaires (Nutritional Status of Children) - Dietary Studies - Diet Study Forms

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Series 08: Vitamin C Reprints and Notebooks  

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- Vitamin C and Toxics (1937-41) - Vitamin C in Fruits and Vegetables (1930-40) - Vitamin C in Milk (1938-40) - Vitamin C in Disease (1937-40) - Vitamin C and Rheumatic Fever (1934-37) - Vitamin D - Blood and Vitamin C (1935-41) - Vit

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- Vitamin C and Toxics (1937-41) - Vitamin C in Fruits and Vegetables (1930-40) - Vitamin C in Milk (1938-40) - Vitamin C in Disease (1937-40) - Vitamin C and Rheumatic Fever (1934-37) - Vitamin D - Blood and Vitamin C (1935-41) - Vitamin C and Urine (1936-38) - Vitamin C Method (1922-36) - Vitamin C Oxidation (1936-40) - General on Vitamin C (1933-36) - Seven Notebooks on Vitamin C

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Series 09: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Reprints  

Box Folder

Detailed inventory in printed register (MISSING)

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Series 10: Important Older Reprints & Journals  

Box Folder

Among others, a 1937 document on the meeting of representatives of the National Nutrition Committee held under the auspices of the League of Nations in Geneva (sent to E.N. Todhunter by Ruth M. Leverton (Science Advisor of the U.S. Department of Agr

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Among others, a 1937 document on the meeting of representatives of the National Nutrition Committee held under the auspices of the League of Nations in Geneva (sent to E.N. Todhunter by Ruth M. Leverton (Science Advisor of the U.S. Department of Agriculture)

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Series 11: Articles, Reprints, Brochures, Etc.  

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About: Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Nutrition & Pregnancy, Infant Nutrition, Dental Caries and Nutrition in the Phillipines.

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About: Nutrition, Food Faddism, Dental Caries, Nutrition & Children, Nutrition Education and Nutrition & Health.

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Series 12: Misc. Reprints, Articles, & Journals  

Box Folder

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Series 13: History of Cookbooks & Tea Collection  

Box Folder

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Series 14: American Institute of Nutrition  

Box Folder

Material relating to the history and archives of the American Institute of Nutrition.

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Series 15: Recommended Dietary Allowances  

Box Folder

Reprint collection on RDA's

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Series 16: Biographical Material on F. C. Bing  

Box Folder

Biographical material on Franklin C. Bing

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Series 17: Todhunter/Copping Collection  

Box Folder

This box contains circa 100 handwritten letters by Molly Copping to E. N. Todhunter

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Series 18: Todhunter/Jukes Collection  

Box Folder

Material sent by Dr. Thomas H. Jukes of the University of California, Berkeley, to Dr. E. Neige Todhunter. Donated by Dr. Todhunter.

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Series 19: Todhunter/Marlatt Collection  

Box Folder

Material pertaining to the career of Abby Marlatt, donated by E. Neige Todhunter, 1982

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Series 20: Todhunter/McCay Collection  

Box Folder

Papers of Dr. Clive M. McCay (1898-1967) and correspondence of his wife, Dr. Jeanette McCay, and Dr. E. Neige Todhunter concerning publication of Clive McCay's notes and a biography. Donated by Dr. Todhunter, who received many items from Jeanette M

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Papers of Dr. Clive M. McCay (1898-1967) and correspondence of his wife, Dr. Jeanette McCay, and Dr. E. Neige Todhunter concerning publication of Clive McCay's notes and a biography. Donated by Dr. Todhunter, who received many items from Jeanette McCay.

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Series 21: Todhunter/McCollum Collection  

Box Folder

A collection containing material on Elmer Verner McCollum, compiled by E. Neige Todhunter.

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Series 22: Todhunter/Parsons Reprint Collection  

Box Folder

Historic reprints given to E. Neige Todhunter by Helen Parsons, 1956. Includes note to ENT from HTP (July 12, 1956).

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A collection of material on nutrition quackery by Dr. James Harvey Young; donated by Dr. E. Neige Todhunter, 1983.

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