Papers of Marguerite Jeanne Queneau, 1834-1985 (inclusive), 1880-1985 (bulk)
- Majority of material found within 1880-1985
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
1 linear feet ((1 carton) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder, 4 audiotapes)
Series I, Queneau and Blaisdell families, includes genealogical paper, correspondence of Augustin Lèon Jean Queneau, Abbie Jean Blaisdell Queneau, and other family members; photographs; certificates; and clippings.
Series II, Personal papers, consists of Marguerite Jeanne Queneau's personal correspondence; notes; material relating to her religious activities, particularly as a member of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross; and tapes and transcripts of interviews with Queneau.
Series III, Professional papers, includes correspondence, reports, syllabi, papers, articles, and clippings. It is arranged chronologically and covers her employment from the New York City Department of Welfare to her recent post-retirement activities.
From 1943 to 1945, Queneau worked for the United States Army as a hospital dietitian in England; in 1950-1951, she was instructor in maternal and child nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health; and in 1953-1954 she taught at the Institut National d'Hygiène and at the Hôpital Bichat in Paris as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow.
Queneau retired to Boston in 1959, and since then has served in various positions in several nearby hospitals (including Peter Bent Brigham Hospital) and in the Health Department of the City of Newton. In 1962-1963 she was a Nutrition Officer for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy.
Queneau was a member of several professional organizations, and published articles in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and state health department publications.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Marguerite Jeanne Queneau were given to the Schlesinger Library by Marguerite Jeanne Queneau in February, April, and October 1984, and in January, February, and April 1985.
By: Anne Engelhart, Jennifer Salmon
- College teachers
- Food supply--International cooperation
- France--Description and travel
- France--Social conditions
- French Americans
- Home economics.
- Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
- Hospitals--Food service
- Mothers and daughters
- Oral histories
- Public health
- Social service--New York (State)
- World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
- World War, 1914-1918--War work--Red Cross
- World War, 1939-1945--Hospitals--England
- World War, 1939-1945--Women
- Queneau, Marguerite Jeanne, 1903-1994. Papers of Marguerite Jeanne Queneau, 1834-1985 (inclusive), 1880-1985 (bulk): A Finding Aid
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