Marie Dye Papers
UA.17.14

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Dye, Marie
Title
Marie Dye papers
ID
UA.17.14
Date [inclusive]
1896-1973
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Marie Dye (1891-1974) was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from University High School there, and then attended the University of Chicago, completing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1914, 1917, and 1922, respectively. In 1923 she joined the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) faculty as an Assistant Professor of Nutrition. The following year she was promoted to Associate Professor, and in the 1930 became a full Professor and the Dean of the College of Home Economics. During her administration, research in Home Economics was initiated, the college was expanded and departmentalized, and is scope broadened. Upon her retirement in 1956, she moved to Winter Park, Florida.

A nationally known leader in Home Economics, she served as president of both the American and Michigan Home Economics Associations. She was also active in the American Dietetic Association, the Institute of Nutrition, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among others, and received a number of honors including election to Phi Beta Kappa and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Michigan State University.

(Source: Press Release, April 20, 1972, Michigan State University Department of Information Services.)

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Scope and Contents note

The papers document Dye's professional life and reflect her interest in Nutrition research, the teaching of Home Economics at the college level, and women's changing roles in contemporary American society. Included are speeches and manuscripts written by Dye, records relating to the College of Home Economics (later called Human Ecology), correspondence, notes, journal reprints, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. The records relating to the College of Home Economics consist primarily of fragments of her office files which remained with the official records of the college. Her correspondence discusses employment offers, awards, gifts to the university, and a manuscript entitled "History of Home Economics at the University of Chicago," which she wrote during her retirement. The journal reprints relate to research in Home Economics, particularly in Nutrition, while the newspaper clippings generally report on her colleagues at Michigan State University or Dye herself.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  March 2006

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift from the estate of Marie Dye.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also: College of Human Ecology records (UA 15.3)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State College. Division of Home Economics.
  • University of Chicago. Alumni and alumnae.
  • University of Chicago. Department of Home Economics.

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Speeches

Personal Name(s)

  • Dye, Marie

Subject(s)

  • Home economics
  • Home economics -- Research
  • Home economics -- Study and teaching
  • Nutrition -- Research
  • Nutrition -- Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Biographical Information undated 

768 1

Speeches 

Box Folder

"Crisis in Home Economics" 1947 

768 2

"Curriculum at Michigan State College" 1931 

768 3

"The Growth and Development of Home Economics" 1948 

768 4

"Home Economics at Mid-Century" 1950 

768 5

"Some World-Wide Nutrition Problems" 1964 

768 6

"Twenty Years from Tonight" 1931 

768 7

Welcomes to Students 1946, 1955 

768 8

Speech Notes 

Box Folder

 1930-1932 

768 9

 1933-1934 

768 10

 [1930s] 

768 11

 1941-1944, 1947-1948 

768 12

 1953 

768 13

 1954 

768 15

 1955 

768 16

 1956 

768 17

 1960 

768 18

 1963 

768 19

 1964 

768 20

 Undated 

768 21

Manuscripts 

Box Folder

"Basal Metabolism of Normal Women" 1921 

768 22

"The Chemistry of Casein," M.S. Thesis 1917 

768 23

"The Food Value of Canned Peas" 1927 

768 24

"Place of General Education in the Professional Training of Home Economists" 1951 

768 25

"Plans for the Future of the School of Home Economics" 1945 

768 26

"Twenty Years of the Michigan Home Economics Association" [1931] 

768 27

"The Value of Canned Food in the Diet" January 24, 1929 

768 28

Records Relating to the College of Home Economics 

Box Folder

Addition to the Home Economics Building 1953-1956, undated 

768 29

Alumni Day 1956 

768 30

Budget 1945-1947 

768 31

Cooperative Extension Service Expanded Nutrition Program 1967 

768 32

Dye, Marie, Fellowship Awards Committee Meeting Minutes 1956 

768 33

Scrapbook of Excerpts of Letters written by Contributors undated 

768 33a

Enrollment 1954 

768 34

Institute for Family and Child Research undated 

768 35

Problems 1954-1955 

768 36

Program Development 1956 

768 37

Progress Report to the President 1962 

768 38

Proposals for Internal Structure and Name Change of the College of Home Economics 1970 

768 39

Salaries 1940 

768 40

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1918-1919, 1921, 1923, 1929-1930 

768 41

 1944-1945 

768 42

 1956 

768 43

 1957, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1968 

768 44

 1972 

768 45

 Undated 

768 46

Notes From Conferences 

Box Folder

Australian Conference on Nutrition 1965-1966 

768 47-48

Tenth International Conference on Home Economics (Paris) 1963 

768 49

Diplomas 1910, 1912, 1914, 1917, 1922 

Drawer
11
Drawer

 1910, 1912, 1914, 1917, 1922 

11
Box Folder

 1956 

768 50
Box Folder

Plaques 1969, 1972, undated 

768 53

Awards and Membership Certificates 

Box Folder

 1921, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1942 

768 51

 1945, 1950, 1956, 1962, 1968, 1969, 1972, undated 

768 52
Drawer

 1922, 1944, 1956, undated 

11

Memorabilia 

Box Folder

 1896, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1966 

768 54
Drawer

 1922 

11
Box Folder

Bibliographic Cards undated 

768 55

Journal Reprints and Magazine Articles 

Box Folder

 1923, 1926, 1929 

768 56

 1930-1933 

768 57

 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938 

768 58

 1940-1941, 1943-1944 

768 59

 1948-1949 

768 60

 1950-1954 

768 61

 1955-1959 

768 62

 1960, 1962-1964, 1971 

768 63

Newspaper Clippings 

Box Folder

 1956 

768 64

 1957-1959, 1961-1966, 1968, 1973 

768 65

 Undated 

768 66
Box Folder

Miscellaneous 1973, undated 

768 67

Photographs 

Drawer

Michigan State University. Commencement. 1956. 

Collection photos

Michigan State University. Scenes. 

Collection photos

People. Dye, Marie (?) 

Collection photos

People. Groups. 

People photos

People. VanHoosen, Bertha. 

People photos
Disk

Oversized Photographs 

OS Drawer 11

American Association of Land Grant Colleges, Home Economics Division. Members 

British Association for the Advancement of Science. Members 

International Physiological Congress