Frysinger, Grace E., ca. 1885-1973. Papers, 1919-1956: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© 2006 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: A-106
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Grace E. Frysinger,
Title: Papers, 1919-1956
1 file box
Abstract: Correspondence, programs, photographs, etc., of Grace E. Frysinger, home economist.
Accession number: 326
Gift of Miss Grace E. Frysinger, The Kennedy-Warren, 3133 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington 8, D.C. Received July 1961
Grace E. Frysinger Papers, 1919-1956; item description, dates. A-106, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Miss Frysinger's official title was Senior Home Economist, Extension Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, - 1945.
Biographical information, letters, articles, programs and photographs concerning Miss Frysinger's activities re education in relation to rural women, in this country and internationally, including data on the Rural Home Conference, Washington, D.C., November 1934, and Triennial Conferences of the Associated Country Women of the World, 1936, 1939, 1953.
Contain personal data regarding Grace E. Frysinger, formerly Senior Home Economist Extension Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Included are her photograph, a statement of her training and professional experience. These folders also include information regarding varioushonors and awards that have been received in relations to her work in helping to develop and supervise Home Demonstration work, an educational service in homemaking for farm women as sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and the State Colleges of Agriculture throughout the United States and its territories, and for other related activities, national and international in scope. Folders 1 and 5 each contain one photo.
This folder contains examples of various types of articles, leaflets, and related material regarding Home Demonstration Work, and farm women, as prepared by Grace E. Frysinger. Theses materials represent articles published bt the U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Professional Magazine, Trade Journals and the General and Specialized Press.
This folder contains data regarding the RURAL HOME CONFERENCE sponsored by the American Country Life Association with the assistance of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 1934. Grace E. Frysinger was General Chairman of the Conference that was planned to bring together rural women members of the various national farm organizations, and organizations of rural women, national, regional and state. It also included representatives of all national organizations with a rural home program such as the General Federation of Women's Clubs, The National Congress of Parents and Teachers, The Y.W.C.A., the Rural Library, Education Foundations, Religious groups and various specialized agencies related to this field of endeavor. Includes 7 photos (2 in folder; 5 oversized A106-14+ - 3,4,5,6,7).
Third Triennial Conference, Associated Country Women of the World, May 31-June 11, 1936. Includes one photo.
Post conference trip to Canada, emphasizing the dedication of the Peace Bridge between Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A. and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, of a plaque marking the passage of this Pilgrimage of Friendship and dedicated to the rural women of the Western hemisphere. Includes one photo.
These folders contain information regarding the Fourth Triennial Conference of the Associated Country Women of the World held in London, England, May 30 - June 10, 1939. On May 24, 1939, 244 delegates from the United States and Canada sailed on the S.S.Queen Mary to participate in the conference. Some other delegates from the United States who had gone over to Europe at an earlier date joined these delegates at the U.S. headquarters in London. These folders contain the program of the conference, a Who's Who of those taking part, photographs of various outstanding events and persons, and press articles regarding the conference.
These folders contain information regarding two occasions when there was a celebration of Farm Women's Day at the World's Fairs in the United States. The first one was on August 15, 1933 at the Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago. The second was on May 23, 1939 at the New York World's Fair.
Triennial Conference, Associated Country Women of the World, Toronto, Canada, August 12 - 23, 1953. This folder contains 2 photographs: one shows some of the delegates from the U.S.A.; the other shows a group of delegates from the British Commonwealth Nations. This folder also contains a statement of the standards set up by Capital Division, Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, (Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia) for the selection of its five official delegates by the Committee on International Cooperation, of which Grace E. Frysinger was Chairman.
These folders contain photographs of Queen Elizabeth, at Reading University, England inspecting one of the 300 canning equipment units provided by farm women members of Home Demonstration clubs in the United States to be used by related organizations of rural women in England and Wales, (known as Women's Institutes.) Both national organizations are members of the International Organization of the Associated Country Women of the World. While at Reading University the Queen sealed a can of plums, which was later sent to the United States and presented to Mrs. Roosevelt by a U.S.A. farm woman, Mrs Guy Roop of Virginia, at a ceremony at the White House, as a symbol of appreciation by the rural women of England and Wales for the canning equipment gift. (Photos and article included.) Related letters of appreciation and mention of the matter by Mrs. Roosevelt in "My Day" article are also included.
Special leaflet: not prepared by Grace E. Frysinger. "Do you want your Daughter to marry a farmer?" indicative of thinking of farm women in 1922.
Associated Country Women of the World
Women in agriculture