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Wallace, Maude E., 1888(?)-1972



  • Existence: 1888(?)-1972

Biographical Note

Maude E. Wallace, raised on a farm near Pontiac, IL, attended Illinois Women's College, Lewis Institute, and Columbia University. She came to Virginia in 1918 to participate in the Extension Service food conservation program. After 10 years as an assistant home demonstration agent in North Carolina, she returned to Virginia in 1929 as state home demonstration agent for the Agricultural Extension Service at Virginia Tech. In 1938, she became Assistant Director of Extension for home demonstration, a position she held until her retirement in 1958. In 1937, Ms. Wallace served as head of the Home Economics department at the university, and for two years was both department head and state agent. She died on 5 December 1972. Wallace Hall on the Virginia Tech campus is named in her honor.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Maude E. Wallace Letter to Sarah Pitts

Identifier: Ms-2011-019

This letter was written by Maude E. Wallace of Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Blacksburg, VA, to Sarah Pitts of George Peabody College, Nashville, TN, on 14 August 1929. Ms. Pitts had been hired to work as an Extension agent, but had not yet begun her duties.

Dates: 1929 - 1929

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