Guide to the Ella Schafer Collection of Home Economics Publications 1894-1925
Cage 837

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Ella Schafer
Title
Ella Schafer collection of home economics publications
ID
Cage 837
Date [inclusive]
1894-1925
Extent
2.0 containers
General Physical Description note
1.0 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The Ella Schafer Collection of Home Economics Publications consists of publications on nutrition and food preparation from the late-19th and early-20th century, as well as notes by Ella Schafer (nee Ella Miles) for courses in cookery and textiles. The documents included both government and commercial publications.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description]. Ella Schafer Collection of Home Economics Publications, 1894-1925. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical Note

Ella Frances Miles was born in Chicago in 1886. She attended high school in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to Ontario, Canada where she completed her high school and college education, graduating from McDonald Institute at Ontario Agricultural College. In 1909, she studied education at Columbia University. In 1910, she began teaching Domestic Science (i.e., Home Economics) at Kansas State University. In 1912, she married Edwin G. Schafer, an instructor of Agronomy at Kansas State University. In September 1913, they moved to Pullman, Washington, where Edwin served as a Professor of Farm Crops at Washington State College (now Washington State University (WSU)). While living in Pullman, Ella was an active member of the Ingleside Book Club and the WSU Women’s Faculty Club.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a variety of materials collected and created by Ella Schafer for her home economics courses. These include class notes, pamphlets, cookbooks, and publications dating between 1894 and 1925 relating to cooking and nutrition, as well as textiles. A majority of the publications are from the Kansas State Agricultural College and Farmers Bulletin. A handful of commercial publications from manufacturers of food and cooking equipment are also in the collection.

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Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject. Publications within each folder are arranged alphabetically by publication title, excluding lesson plans and notes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection (accessioned as the Nella Miles collection of home economics publications) was transferred from Eastern Washington University by Jay Rea in 1984 (MS. 1984. 18).

Processing Information note

The Ella Schafer Collection of Home Economics Publications was processed by Megan Bridge and Steven Bingo in 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Schafer, Ella--Archives.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Cooking--United States--History--20th century.
  • Foods and nutrition
  • Home economics--Kansas--History.
  • Home economics--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States--History--20th century.

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Collection Inventory

Butter 1905-1912 

Box
1
Folder
1
Box Folder

Better Butter for Kansas undated 

1 1

Butter Making on the Farm 1905 

1 1

The Permit System of Cream Building March 1912 

1 1

Score-Card for Market undated 

1 1

Cereals and breakfast 1907-1911 

Box
1
Folder
2
Box Folder

The American Industry of Corn Products 1909 

1 2

Breakfast Foods: Their Chemical Composition, Digestibility and Cost December 1907 

1 2

Build Your Body Right on Grape=Nuts. "There is a Reason" undated 

1 2

Elements of Dietetics and Nutrition undated 

1 2

Elements of Dietetics and Nutrition undated 

1 2

Shredded Wheat Dishes 1911 

1 2

Shredded Wheat Letter undated 

1 2

The Sorghum Crop in Kansas undated 

1 2

Cheese 1903 

Box
1
Folder
3
Box Folder

Cheese Making on the Farm 1903 

1 3

Child rearing undated 

Box
1
Folder
4
Box Folder

How to Bring Up a Baby: a Handbook for Mothers undated 

1 4

Fats 1906 

Box
1
Folder
5
Box Folder

The Kind of Shortening to Use January 1906 

1 5

What Crisco Is. undated 

1 5

Fish 1907 

Box
1
Folder
6
Box Folder

Fish as Food 1907 

1 6

Food preparation and nutrition 1894-1911 

Box
1
Folder
7
Box Folder

Care of Food in the Home 1909 

1 7

The Development of Cooking Utensils undated 

1 7

Food Production Reference List undated 

1 7

Health for the Makers of Health Food June 1910 

1 7

Healthful Living undated 

1 7

The Industrialist July 16, 1894 

1 7

Lessons in Cooking Through Preparation of Meals 1911 

1 7

Practical Suggestions About Diet in Diabetes undated 

1 7

Principal Method of Cooking, Note by Julia Caldwell undated 

1 7

Principles of Nutrition and Nutritive Value of Food 1906 

1 7

Some Common Disinfectants 1908 

1 7

A Study of Food Part 1 (Two Parts) July 16, 1894 

1 7

Fruits 1903-1911 

Box
1
Folder
8
Box Folder

Home Manufacture and Use of Unfermented Grape Juice 1903 

1 8

Spraying Apples undated 

1 8

Spraying the Apple Orchard January 1911 

1 8

Studies on Apples 1905 

1 8

Lesson plans and notes 1925 and undated 

Box
1
Folder
9-10

Lesson plans and notes (Oversize) 1925 and undated 

Box
2
Folder
18

Meats 1903-1910 

Box
1
Folder
11
Box Folder

Ducks and Geese 1906 

1 11

Market Classes and Grades of Meat July 1910 

1 11

Meats: Composition and Cooking 1904 

1 11

Poultry as Food 1903 

1 11

Turkeys 1904 

1 11

Milk 1902-1911 

Box
1
Folder
12
Box Folder

Bacteria in Milk 1909 

1 12

The Care of Milk and its Use in the Home 1910 

1 12

Care of Milk on the Farm 1906 

1 12

Directions for the Home Pasteurization of Milk August 6, 1909 

1 12

Milk as Food 1904 

1 12

Pasteurization of Milk for Buttermaking January 1902 

1 12

The Use of Milk as a Food 1911 

1 12

Stoves 1907-1910 

Box
2
Folder
13
Box Folder

Bread and Bread Making 1910 

2 13

Cookbook: The Malleable Range Ranks First in the Heart of the Home 1907 

2 13

Range Comparison undated 

2 13

Sugar 1901-1908 

Box
2
Folder
14
Box Folder

Maple Sugar and Sirup 1906 

2 14

Sorghum Sirup Manufacture 1901 

2 14

The Sugar Beet 1908 

2 14

Sugar as Food 1906 

2 14

Sugar as Food 1906 

2 14

Textiles 1910 

Box
2
Folder
15
Box Folder

Domestic Art 3-4 Cotton undated 

2 15

First Steps in Human Progress, Note by Fred Starr undated 

2 15

Some Points in Choosing Textiles December 12, 1910 

2 15

Textiles undated 

2 15

Weaving undated 

2 15

Vegetables 1896-1909 

Box
2
Folder
16
Box Folder

Asparagus Culture 1897 

2 16

Beans 1907 

2 16

Beans, Peas, and Other Legumes as Food 1906 

2 16

Canning Vegetables in the Home citation undated 

2 16

Celery 1907 

2 16

Okra: its Culture and Uses 1905 

2 16

Onion Culture 1909 

2 16

Potato Culture 1896 

2 16

Potatoes and other Root Crops as Food 1907 

2 16

Preparation of Vegetables for the Table 1906 

2 16

Sweet Potatoes 1908 

2 16

Tomatoes 1905 

2 16

Yeast and bread 1902-1911 

Box
2
Folder
17
Box Folder

Excellent Recipes for Baking with Fleischmann's Yeast 1910 

2 17

Milling Tests of Wheat and Baking Tests of Flour August 1911 

2 17

The Story of the Staff of Life undated 

2 17

Yeast and its Household Use January 1902 

2 17

Yeast Foam Recipes undated 

2 17