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Mary Louise Armstrong Collection, 1936-1946

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Armstrong, Mary Louise.
Title
Mary Louise Armstrong Collection
Dates
1936-1946 (inclusive)
1940-1946 (bulk)
Quantity
0.02 cubic foot, including 11 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
MSS Armstrong
Summary
The Mary Louise Armstrong Collection consists of photographs and newspaper clippings documenting Armstrong's student years at Oregon State College and her work as a Regional Home Economist for the Live Stock and Meat Board in the 1940s. Armstrong earned a BS in home economics from Oregon State in 1943.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Mary Louise (Mary Lou) Armstrong, from Portland, Oregon, earned a BS in home economics from Oregon State College in 1943. She enrolled at Oregon State in fall 1939 and participated in a variety of student activities including Mortar Board, the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and the OSC Round Table. She was secretary of the Senior Class in 1942-1943. After graduation she worked as a Regional Home Economist for the Live Stock and Meat Board and gave public presentations on meat cookery.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Mary Louise Armstrong Collection consists of materials documenting Armstrong's student years at Oregon State College and her work as a Regional Home Economist for the Live Stock and Meat Board. The collection consists of newspaper clippings and photographs. The news clippings include announcements and news reports of public presentations on meat cookery given by Armstrong and others from the Live Stock and Meat Board. Several of the clippings are from newspapers in New England. The presentations addressed and demonstrated how to select cuts of meat and prepare meat dishes.

The photographs include group photographs of members of Mortar Board and the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. The Mortar Board photos were made by Howells Studio in Corvallis. The collection also includes promotional photos for Armstrong's demonstrations on meat cookery as well as an image of a group of young women in front of a Purina facility, perhaps in St. Louis, Missouri.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Mary Louise Armstrong Collection, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top