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Mary Matthews papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 515

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook

Dates

  • 1951-1953
  • Majority of material found in 1951-1953

Creator

biographical information

Mary Lockwood Matthews, adopted daughter of agricultural pioneer Virginia Meredith, joined the Purdue faculty in 1910 as an extension home economics instructor. In 1912, she was named head of the Department of Household Economics, which expanded to become the School of Home Economics in 1926, of which she was founding dean. Matthews was instrumental in the creation of a home economics building, constructed in 1922 and named in her honor. The School has since been described as a "strong pillar of American home economics education." Mary Matthews is also credited for the invention of "Master Mix," a concoction created in the home economics labs at Purdue which was utilized by homemakers for the quick and easy preparation of baked goods. After serving at Purdue nearly fifty years as a faculty member, Mathews retired in 1958, earning the title Dean Emeritus.

Extent

0.349 Cubic Feet (One flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

multi-part note content
Title
Mary Matthews papers
Status
In Progress
Author
Archive Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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