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Frysinger, Grace E. (Grace Elizabeth), 1885-1973. Papers of Grace E. Frysinger, 1919-1956: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.

© 2006 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-106
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Grace E. (Grace Elizabeth) Frysinger, 1885-1973
Title: Papers of Grace E. Frysinger, 1919-1956
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, programs, photographs, etc., of Grace E. Frysinger, home economist.

Acquisition Information:

Accession number: 326
Gift of Miss Grace E. Frysinger, The Kennedy-Warren, 3133 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington 8, D.C. Received July 1961

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Grace E. Frysinger as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred citation for publication:

Grace E. Frysinger Papers, 1919-1956; item description, dates. A-106, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Grace Elizabeth Frysinger, daughter of George P. and Grace Caroline (Burrall) Fysinger, was born in Rockford, Illinois, on August 28, 1885. Shewas a graduate of the Oread Institute of Domestic Science and Art, Worcester, Massachusetts, Drexel Institute of Technology and took courses at the University of Chicago, the School of Cookery in London, England, and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. Frysinger served as Instructor at the School of Domestic Science and Arts, Chicago, Illinois (1906-21908), Director of Home Economics Department at Belmont College, Nashville, Tennessee (1909-1912); Director of Household Science at Des Moines, Iowa high school (1915-1916); Food Conservation Lecturer and Author in New York City (1916-1917); Senior Home Economist at the Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture (1918-1945). She was the author of many United States Department of Agriculture reports and publications, including "Home Demonstration Work." Frysinger died March 1979.


Biographical information, letters, articles, programs and photographs concerning Grace E. 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.


Additional catalog entries

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
Associated Country Women of the World
Home economics
Home economists
Rural Home Conference (1934 : Washington, D.C.)
Rural women--Education
United States. Extension Service
Women in agriculture