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Helen Cushen High School Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2021-030

Content Description

This is a class notebook from Washington County High School Student, Helen Cushen, c. 1922 to 1926. The book is divided into three sections for three years of classes: first year, second year, and senior year. The class was most likely a home economics class as many of the entries are on recipes, cleaning, manners, and other domestic science methods. Recipes range from full meals and bake stuff to methods of cooking. Some recipes are: different ways of cooking eggs, frosting recipes, creamed chipped beef, Welsh Rarebit, and other baked goods. While the notebook has a lot of stereotypical home economic notes, there are a lot of entries on the science of food items such as the chemical make up of fruit, the use certain ingredients, and a chart of different cuts of beef on a cow.

Dates

  • c.1922-1926

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.

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Biographical Note

Helen Cushen was born in Washington County, Maryland, likely in 1908 (possibly 1909). She attended Washington County High School likely from 1922 to 1926. She was later an instructor at a public school. No additional census information was available after 1930.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains a notebook from high school, probably from a home economics class. It contains notes, recipes, and information about cooking and likely belonged to Helen Cushen, whose name appears on it in several locations. Although not clearly dated, the item is likely from about 1922-1926.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to Special Collections in 2015.

General

The guide to the Helen Cushen High School Notebook by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of Helen Cushen High School Notebook was completed in September 2021. Additional description was created in July 2022.

Title
Helen Cushen High School Notebook, c.1922-1926
Subtitle
Cushen, Helen High School Notebook
Status
Completed
Author
Maddy Altobelli, Student Intern, and Kira Dietz, Archivist
Date
2022 (CC0 1.0)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308