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Alice Biester papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 15, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSF 34

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one article by Alice Biester.


  • 1914


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Collection material is in the public domain.

Biographical Information

Alice Biester (1890-1969) received her education in nutrition at the University of Illinois, earning an AB (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 and/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. She retired from Minnesota in 1955. Biester also served as a guest lecturer at the University of California and as a dietician for the Cook County Hospital in Illinois. She was a member of the American Home Economics Association.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Processing Information

Material has been housed in acid-free folder and box.
Alice Biester papers
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2008-11-30 by Archives Staff.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-07: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to more fully meet standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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