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Emma P. Ewing papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 21, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSF 127

Scope and Contents

One folder containing publication information by Emma Pike Ewing.

Dates

  • 1888 - 1892

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Emma Ewing was born in Broome County, New York in 1838. Emma married W.P. Ewing in 1863. After the Civil War, Emma gained national recognition as a cooking instructor and became known as "the woman who would have taught America to make good bread if America could have been taught." Emma authored several books, including titles such as Cooking and Castle-building (1880), Soup and Soup-making (1882), and A Text-book of Cookery, for Use in Schools (1899), among others. In 1882, she established the Chicago School of Cookery. Emma went to Iowa State University in 1884 as the leader of the Domestic Economy Department. She left in 1887 to teach at Purdue University. By 1891, Emma had left Purdue and was involved as both the dean of the Chautauqua Assembly in New York and as a traveling lecturer. In 1892, she formed the Housekeepers’ National League to improve training in the domestic sciences. In addition, she also founded the Model Home School of Household Economics in 1898, which was affiliated with Marietta College in Ohio.

Extent

0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Title
Emma P. Ewing papers
Status
In Progress
Author
Mary A. Sego
Date
01/08/2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
Second edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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