Exhibit Curator: Ashley Miller

Exhibit Technician: Frank Brown

Web Design and Production: Earl Richardson, Cornell '06
                                                Lee Fritz, NYU '07
                                                Pisut Wisessing, Cornell '07

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Mann Library is grateful to Helen Veit, the College of Human Ecology Fellow in the History of Home Economics and to Sarah Keen, Curator of the American Home Economics Association Collection in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Kroch Library. With contagious enthusiasm, they have given generously of their expertise and time.

We would also like to thank Michael Duffy of for extending his permission to reproduce posters from his large and excellent collection.

Primary source material relating to Home Economics and the Food Administration can be found on Mann Library's core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines:

And for those wondering what a World War 1 era food-conserving dish tastes like, we are pleased to offer here several select recipes vetted by an impromptu panel of judges attending the talk entitled "Food and the First World War: American Food Aid and Home Economics" given by Helen Veit at Mann Library on November 15, 2005. This presentation was co-sponsored by Mann Library and by the College of Human Ecology as part of its annual Fellowship in the History of Home Economics and Nutrition. A reception accompanying the talk featured a spread of dishes prepared from World War I era food-conserving recipes. Those deemed best included: Potato Balls , Cottage Cheese Sausage, Wheatless Gingerbread, War Cake, Sparkle Punch, and Creamed Ginger Ale. They say that the past is another country, and it is true that many recipes propounded by early 20th century home economists will seem strange and not particularly appealing to early 21st century tastes. But, if you get a chance to try any of these winning recipes, you may be surprised to find out how tasty some actually are.