Anna Gilchrist Strong papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains the papers of Anna Gilchrist Strong, founder of the College of Home Economics at the University of Cincinnati. The collection contains materials related to her travels abroad to establish colleges of home economics in foreign countries including correspondence, descriptive accounts of events in India, China, Australia, and New Zealand along with photographs, sketches, and newspaper and magazine clippings.
- Creation: 1917-1927
- Strong, Anna Gilchrist (Person)
Language of Materials
The records are in English
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research.
Biography of Anna Gilchrist Strong
Anna Gilchrist Strong, the founder of the College of Home Economics at the University of Cincinnati, came to Cincinnati from the University of Tennessee in the early 1900s and was later director of the Domestic Science and Household Arts Department. Through her efforts, funds were allocated to build the "Woman's Building" (later Beecher Halll) to provide a center for the activities of the women at the University. The Board of Trustees of the University voted on July 1, 1914 to establish a Department of Household Economics and Domestic Arts with instruction to begin September 1914. Mrs. Strong was appointed Professor-in-charge.
During this time, Strong received an invitation from the Gaekwar of Baroda, India to set up a similar department in Baroda College and to supervise the domestic arrangements of his palace. After three years in India she took up the same work in New Zealand at Otago University in Dunedin where she established the Department of Home Science and stayed for more than 25 years.
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This collection contains letters, manuscripts, newspaper, and magazine articles describing Anna Gilchrist Strong's visits to India, China, Australia, and New Zealand. The collection also contains some photographs and sketches.
Statement of Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject and then chronologically.
Archives and Rare Books Library
- Finding aid for the Anna Gilchrist Strong papers, 1917-1927
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- Finding aid written in English