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The Farm-Housing Survey

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The tables on farm housing presented herewith are based on selected data from the farm-housing survey, a house-to-house canvass of farm homes in selected rural counties carried on in January and February of 1934 under the direction of the Bureau of Home Economics. 1 The survey was designed to measure the potential demand for improved home…

Evaluating home refrigerators

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Pioneered in working out procedures to evaluate performance of home refrigerators. Standards were developed and later incorporated in the procedures now used by manufacturers and testing laboratories

Hazel Katherine Stiebeling (1896-1989)

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Hazel Katherine Stiebeling (1896-1989) was a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutritionist who helped to develop the daily allowance standards. In 1945, Stiebeling succeeded Louise Stanley as chief of the USDA Bureau of Home Economics. In 1959 she was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Service Medal given to federal employees.

Louise Stanley (1883-1954)

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Chemist Louise Stanley (1883-1954) was a professor of home economics and department chair at the University of Missouri, 1907-1923, before moving to Washington, D.C., to become the chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Home Economics, 1923-1943. She was inducted into the National Agricultural Hall of Fame for her contributions to…