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Collection Number: 433
Collection Name: Vitamin Publications Collection
Earliest Date: 1915
Latest Date: 1974
Linear Feet: 51.25
Collection Description: The Vitamin Publications Collection consists of journal articles and reprints first listed by type of vitamin then by author's last name. Vitamins covered include A, B12, C, Calcium and Iron.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 200
Collection Name: Vivian Wiser Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1964
Latest Date: 1967
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Vivian Wiser Manuscript consists of draft copies of seven chapters written by Dr. Wiser about U.S. Department of Agriculture history. The draft traces the origins and development of the Department, starting with the establishment of the Federal government under the Constitution in 1789, and continuing through the New Deal agricultural programs of the 1930s.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Vivian D. Wiser (1915-2008) was a historian for the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Born on a farm in New York, Dr. Wiser earned bachelorís, masterís, and Ph.D degrees from the University of Maryland. Her career in the federal government spanned 33 years, including 11 years at the National Archives and 19 years in the history office of USDA. She co-authored the book "Century of Service: The First 100 Years of the United States Department of Agriculture" (1963) and wrote numerous bulletins and articles for historical journals.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 311
Collection Name: Voices of American Homemakers Collection
Earliest Date: 1980
Latest Date: 1985
Linear Feet: 3.25
Collection Description: The Voices of American Homemakers Collection consists of a set of 171 audiocassette tapes of the interviews plus five large binders of typed transcripts of the interviews. Also included is the monograph that resulted from the project, Voices of American Homemakers, published in 1985. This publication contains photographs and abstracts of selected oral histories from the project.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Voices of American Homemakers was a massive oral history project undertaken by the National Extension Homemakers Council and its director, Eleanor Arnold, in the early 1980s. One of the primary objectives of this project was to understand and document the richness and worth of homemakersí lives and how these lives have affected the fabric of American life. Working in 37 states, dozens of volunteer interviewers collected and processed oral histories from more than 200 homemakers.
Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

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