Frysinger, Grace E., ca. 1885-1973. Papers, 1919-1956: A Finding AidArthur 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
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Grace E. Frysinger,
Title: Papers, 1919-1956
Quantity: 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
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,
- Folders 1-12. 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.
- Folder 13. 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.
- Folder 14. 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).
- Folder 15. Third Triennial Conference, Associated Country Women of the World, May 31-June 11,
1936. Includes one photo.
- Folder 16. 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.
- Folders 17-28. 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.
- Folders 29-30. 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.
- Folder 31. 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.
- Folder 32-33. 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.
- Folder 34. 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