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Biester, Alice, 1890-1969



  • Existence: January 10, 1890 - April 15, 1969

Biographical Information

Alice Biester received her education in nutrition at the University of Illinois, earning an BA (1912) and an AM (1913). Her research interests focused on the impact of proper nutrition on children, and the ways in which nutrients react to cooking a/or processing of foods. She joined the Home Economics faculty at Purdue in 1913 and served briefly as the acting head of the department before her resignation in 1915. From there, she joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota as a Professor in Nutrition. Census records indicate that while in Minnesota, Biester lived with Ethel Phillips for many years. Phillips was listed as a partner, spouse, a/or boarder depending on the census year. Biester retired from Minnesota in 1955. Biester also served as a guest lecturer at the University of California and a dietician for the Cook County Hospital in Illinois. She was a member of the American Home Economics Association.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Alice Biester papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 15, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSF 34
Scope and Contents The collection contains one article by Alice Biester.
Dates: 1914