Papers of the Driggs-Rust family, 1851-1976 (inclusive), 1906-1976 (bulk)
- Majority of material found within 1906-1976
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.63 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes)
The twentieth century papers are primarily the correspondence and other papers of Louise (Rust) Driggs, her mother, Lucile (Osborn) Rust, and her parents-in-law, Edwin L. Driggs and Josephine (Jackson) Driggs. There are also papers about food and home economics by Louise Rust Driggs's aunt, Inez (Osborn) Potter.
The correspondence and other papers of Lucile (Osborn) Rust (1890-1976), a professor of home economics at Kansas State University, document her work as a field consultant for the United States occupation authorities in Germany, 1949; her lecture tour as a Fulbright Scholar in Australia and New Zealand, 1952; and her involvement in Kansas women's civic groups.
The correspondence of Josephine (Jackson) Driggs (1884-1975) and Edwin L. Driggs spans the years 1906-1920. Edwin L. Driggs was a civil engineer and spent most of this period in the Philippines constructing waterworks and teaching at the University of the Philippines. The Driggs correspondence is informative on social conditions there and also describes China and Japan, which they visited several times.
The papers by or about Louise Rust Driggs (1912-1995) primarily document her career in food and nutrition as a magazine editor, author, and consultant.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Driggs-Rust family were given to the Schlesinger Library by Louise (Rust) Driggs in March 1977
- Box 1: Folders 1-15
- Box 2: Folders 16-19
By: David Nathan
- British Americans
- China--Social conditions
- East Asia--Description and travel
- Family records
- Home economics--Study and teaching
- Japan--Social conditions
- Kansas--Social life and customs
- New York (State)--Economic conditions
- New Zealand--Description and travel
- Nutrition--Study and teaching
- Pennsylvania -- Economic conditions
- Philippines--Social conditions
- United States--Emigration and immigration
- Driggs-Rust family. Papers of the Driggs-Rust family, 1851-1976 (inclusive), 1906-1976 (bulk): A Finding Aid
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