Estelle E. Hawley Papers – Vital Economics Department. – Medical Center

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Estelle E. Hawley papers
Creator: Hawley, Estelle E., 1894-1984
Call Number: A.H39
Dates: 1931-1966
Physical Description: 3 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Estelle E. Hawley papers
Creator: Hawley, Estelle E., 1894-1984
Call Number: A.H39
Dates: 1931-1966
Physical Description: 3 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Estelle Hawley was born June 24, 1894, in Pittsford, NY, the daughter of Frank and Estelle Flora Hawley. She received her undergraduate degree from Simmons College, Boston in 1916. She joined the University of Rochester as a laboratory assistant in 1923. She received her master's degree at the University in 1924 and her doctorate in 1931.

During World War II, Dr. Hawley taught classes in the community on how to prepare nutritious meals using food rations.

Most of her forty-year career was spent teaching nutrition to medical students at the University of Rochester. She conducted widely publicized experiments on the effect of "Cornell formula" white bread on laboratory rats. The experiments showed that the new recipe produced a more nutritious bread.

Dr. Hawley wrote nutrition textbooks which were required readings at the University. In addition, she wrote many articles giving nutrition advice.

After her retirement in 1962, Dr. Hawley remained active in the University. She helped raise $14,000 to establish a room at the medical center honoring John R. Mullin, a key figure in the discovery of insulin. She also compiled "Summerland," a history of an island located in the Thousand Islands.

Dr. Hawley lived in Pittsford, NY until she moved to the Woodside Manor Nursing Home in 1975. She died on December 7, 1984.

Scope and Content
This small collection is comprised of some of her studies and work at the University and her position as Nutrition Counselor for the Department of Public Welfare.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Nutrition
Scrapbooks
Menus
Recipes
Hawley, Estelle E., 1894-1984
University of Rochester -- Faculty
Nutritionists
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Dr. Estelle E. Hawley on September 7, 1966.Access
The Estelle E. Hawley papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Estelle E. Hawley papers, A.H39, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Menus and recipes, 1933
Box 1, Folder 2Price list of groceries from the nutrition department of the Department of Public Welfare of Rochester, 1932-1933
Box 1, Folder 3Grocery orders supplied by the Department of Public Welfare, Rochester, NY, Fall of 1932-Spring of 1934
Box 1, Folder 4Data issued to investigators by Hawley in an effort to give social workers better background for budget planning
Box 1, Folder 5Informative sheets that clients received concerning dietary needs and suggestions for all age groups
Box 1, Folder 6Budget planning data used by the Department of Public Welfare, Nutrition Dept. directed by Dr. Hawley
Box 1, Folder 7Farewell dinner for Dr. Hawley, March 22, 1934
Box 1, Folder 8Scrapbook of "Rochester Community Nutrition Service", 1933-1934
Box 2, Folder 1Scrapbook of the "Brown" family; the family adopted by the Nutrition Committee for National Defense to demonstrate adequate food at a minimum cost level
Box 2, Folder 2Details of the Food for Freedom parade, November, 1941
Box 2, Folder 3Cornell formula for bread
Box 3, Folder 1"Living on a Little" series of newspaper articles containing menus and recipes
Box 3, Folder 2Chart illustrating development of community nutrition educational program
Box 3, Folder 3Scrapbook of Nutrition Committee for National Defense – second revival of program in response to plea by President of United States at White House Conference, 1941


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