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COLLECTION Identifier: A-106

Papers of Grace E. Frysinger, 1919-1956


Correspondence, programs, photographs, etc., of Grace E. Frysinger, home economist.


  • Creation: 1919-1956

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)

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.


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.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 326

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

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
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Repository Details

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