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A Guide to the Ouida Davis Abbott Speeches and Writings

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Abbott, O. D. (Ouida Davis), b. 1892
Title: Ouida Davis Abbott Speeches and Writings
Dates: [Circa 1920]-1955
Abstract: Dr. Abbott's speeches, some of her publications, and a notebook containing her botany lectures.
Extent: 0.2 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: Ms Coll. 68
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Ouida Davis Abbott was head of the Department of Home Economics at the Agricultural Experiment Station from 1925 to 1959. She was a leading nutrition researcher and wrote extensively on mineral variations in vegetables grown in different soils. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and was head of the Science Department at Flat River Junior College in Missouri before coming to the University of Florida.


Scope and Content

The collection contains Dr. Abbott's speeches and some of her publications. Also included is a notebook containing her botany lectures, presumably given at Flat River.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ouida Davis Abbott Speeches and Writings, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Flat River (Park Hills, Mo.)
Home economics, Rural -- Florida.
Nutrition -- Research -- Florida.
Rural children -- Florida -- Nutrition.
University of Florida. Agricultural Experiment Station. Dept. of Home Economics.



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