Leonard A. Maynard Papers,1940-1971

Collection Number: 29-1-292

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


Leonard A. Maynard papers, 1940-1971.
Collection Number:
Leonard Amby, Maynard 1887-1972.
7.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, academic papers, discussion notes
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Papers documenting Maynard's career at Cornell, including his involvement in establishing the School of Nutrition.
Collection material in English


Professor of Biochemistry and Nutrition; director of the School of Nutition,1941-1955; special consultant to the U.S. Interdepartmental Committee for Nutrition and National Defense.
After receiving his Ph.D. in chemistry from Cornell University in 1915 Leonard Amby Maynard was appointed assistant professor in the College of Agriculture there. In 1934 he served as visiting professor at the University of Nanking, China, and assisted in a survey of the nutrition of the Chinese farm family. At Cornell he directed the Animal Nutrition Laboratory and the U.S. Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Laboratory. He was named commissioner in charge of nutrition for the New York State Emergency Food Commission during World War II., and late in 1947 was appointed to a new food commission established by Governor Thomas E. Dewey. He wrote ANIMAL NUTRITION (1937); coauthored BETTER DAIRY FARMING with Elmer S. Savage; and wrote numerous publications on biochemistry and nutrition.


Included are administrative papers pertaining to four executive positions held by Professor Maynard (1940-49): director of the U.S. Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Laboratory, New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (1940-45); director of the School of Nutrition, Cornell University (1941-49); head of the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, N.Y.S. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (1945-49); and head of the Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, N.Y.S. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (1940-49). Includes correspondence dealing with the establishment (1941) of the School of Nutrition and efforts to obtain financial support for it, administrative matters, nutrition research, the London Nutrition Conference (1951) and other professional meetings, Maynard's lecture invitations, and his evaluation of scientific manuscripts sent him; inquiries from individuals and institutions, with Maynard's replies, chiefly concerning the nutritive value of milk and enriched bread and of butter as opposed to margarine; and notes (June 1941) from discussions with President Edmund Ezra Day on the establishment of the School and notes (1951, 1952) relating to its present and future programs. Correspondents include Sanford S. Atwood, Howard E. Babcock, Cornelis W. de Kiewiet, Edward R. Eastman, Willard I. Emerson, Anson W. Gibson, David Birney Hand, Herman E. Hilleboe, Asa S. Knowles, Deane W. Malott, William I. Myers, Weyland Pfeiffer, and Fred Sexauer.
Also, an interview (114 page typescript, 1963) conducted in six sessions by Gould P. Colman, in which Maynard discusses his graduate work, the establishment of a chemical laboratory in the Department of Animal Husbandry, research and graduate instruction, nutrition studies at other institutions in the 1920s, work on open formula feeds and other studies done with the GLF (Cooperative Grange League Federation Exchange, Inc., now Agway), the administration of the U.S. Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Laboratory at Cornell, the development and administration of the Department of Biochemistry and the School of Nutrition, nutrition practices and study in China in 1934, England during World War II., Germany at the end of the war, and Central America and elsewhere following his retirement, the work of ICA and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), and his association with H. E. Babcock, J. Lossing Buck, Lewis Knudson, Albert R. Mann, and Elmer Seth Savage.

Maynard, Leonard Amby,1887-1972.
Atwood, Sanford S.
Babcock, Howard E.
Buck, John Lossing, 1890-
Day, Edmund Ezra, 1883-1951.
De Kiewiet, C. W. (Cornelius William), 1902-
Eastman, Edward R.
Emerson, Willard I.
Gibson, Anson Wright, 1892-1977.
Hand, David Birney.
Hilleboe, Herman E.
Knowles, Asa S.
Knudson, Lewis, 1884-1958.
Malott, Deane W. (Deane Waldo), 1898-
Mann, Albert Russell, 1880-1947.
Myers, William I.
Pfeiffer, Weyland.
Savage, Elmer Seth.
Sexauer, Fred H.
Lilly Endowment
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Cornell Nutrition Conference
Edward S. Foster
Farm Bureau Federation of Ithaca
Federal Security Agency
Public Health Service
National Council of Farmer Cooperative
C.E.F. Guterman
Hoblitzelle Award
Harrell Heath News
Cooperative Grange League Federation Exchange.
Cornell University. School of Nutrition.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition.
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Department of Animal Husbandry.
U.S. Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Laboratory.

Nutrition--Central America.
College teachers.



Cite As:
Leonard A. Maynard papers, #29-1-292. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.


Includes collection #21-1-292.


Box 1
Correspondence, A-Z
Box 2
School of Nutrition correspondence, A-Z
Box 3
School of Nutrition files: Research reports done for Consolidation Edison Co.
Box 3
Correspondence of Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, A-Z
Box 4
Biochemistry and Nutrition correspondence, files A-W
Box 4
Leonard A. Maynard's Manuscripts for publication; correspondence and publications of various organizations and subjects
Box 5 Folder 1
ICNND - Finance Records
Box 5 Folder 2
Box 5 Folder 3
Food Composition - Africa
Southeast Asia
Box 5 Folder 4
Nutrition History - Reprints
Box 5 Folder 5
Food Composition - Far East
Box 5 Folder 6
Outline, References, Biog. Sources
Box 5 Folder 7
Early History
Box 5 Folder 8
History - Organizations - Journals S.N. 520
Box 5 Folder 9
Energy Metabolism, Animal Calorimetry
Box 5 Folder 10
Proteins and Amino Acids
Box 5 Folder 11
Digestion, Feeding Standards
Box 5 Folder 12
Calcium and Phosphorus
Box 5 Folder 13
Other Minerals
Box 5 Folder 14
Box 5 Folder 15
Miscellaneous Notes not Included in Lectures
Box 5 Folder 16
Aristotle and others
History of Nutrition Course - Background
Box 5 Folder 17
Box 5 Folder 18
Box 5 Folder 19
Professor Verzar
Box 5 Folder 20
Miscellaneous Correspondence - McCay
Box 5 Folder 21
Library Call Numbers, etc.
Box 5 Folder 22
McCay History (Miscellaneous Related Notes)
Box 5 Folder 23
Mrs. C.M. McCay
Box 5 Folder 24
Food Commission
Box 5 Folder 25
Letters of Transmittal and Replies - History of the School
Box 5 Folder 26
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 5 Folder 27
Food Enrichment
Box 5 Folder 28
Babcock Memorial Fund - DeGraff as Professor
Box 5 Folder 29
Notes from L.A.M. Archives
Box 5 Folder 30
Savage Hall Construction and Dedication
Box 5 Folder 31
Data on Beginnings
Box 5 Folder 32
Frozen Food Research
Box 5 Folder 33
State Appropriation Fund-Raising Program
Box 5 Folder 34
Geer Research Fellowship
Box 5 Folder 35-36
Early Years of the Graduate School of Nutrition at Cornell, by Leonard A. Maynard
Box 5 Folder 37
Miscellaneous Documents and Summaries
History of School
Box 5 Folder 38
History - Comments of Reviewers
Box 5 Folder 39
Maynard. Report of Chairman of Standing Committee on Nutrition, Ninth Pacific Science Congress
Box 5 Folder 40
UK System vs. Atwater, S and D article Letters to Matt
Box 5 Folder 41
History of Institute of Nutrition - Correspondence
Box 5 Folder 42
American Institute of Nutrition
Box 5 Folder 43
Animal Efficiency
Box 5 Folder 44
Box 5 Folder 45
Ab Antibiotics
Box 5 Folder 46
Data from Stevens on Cellulose Metabolism
Box 5 Folder 47
Medlar's Bibliography on Cellulose Metabolism
Box 5 Folder 48
Box 5 Folder 49
Calcium Phosphorous CaP
Box 5 Folder 50
Carbohydrates CAR
Box 5 Folder 51
The Calorie Content of Urine of Human Beings and the Estimation of Metabolizable Energy of Foodstuffs
Box 5 Folder 52
Energy-Yielding Components of Food and Computation of Calorie Values
Box 5 Folder 53
Notes on Calculation of Energy Values
Box 5 Folder 54
EN Energetics (animals)
Box 5 Folder 55
EN Discussion of the Terms Digestibility. Availability and Fuel Value. W.O. Atwater Storrs Report, 1899
Box 5 Folder 56
Available Carbohydrates Atwater System of Calculating the Caloric Value of Diets
Box 5 Folder 57
Food Standards
Box 5 Folder 58
FF Feeds, Foods
Box 5 Folder 59
Physiology - Pathology PP
Box 5 Folder 60
Protein P
Box 5 Folder 61
Box 5 Folder 62
S.P.N. Soil - Plant - Nutrition
Box 5 Folder 63
Guide to terminology in Biomedical Res.
Box 5 Folder 64
Teaching T
Box 5 Folder 65
Vitamin D VD
Box 5 Folder 66
Box 5 Folder 67
Vitamin E VE
Box 5 Folder 68
VPan. Pantothenic Acid
Box 5 Folder 69
VCH Choline
Box 5 Folder 70
Vitamin B6
Box 5 Folder 71
Vitamin A VA
Box 5 Folder 72
Vitamin B VB
Box 5 Folder 73
Vitamin B12 VB12
Box 5 Folder 74
Vitamins V
Box 5 Folder 75
Michigan Studies of Soil Effect on Milk SPN
Box 5 Folder 76
Box 6 Folder 1
Miscellaneous Correspondence and Documents, 1941-1952
Box 6 Folder 1A.
Correspondence, some 1950, 1952 included
Box 6 Folder 2
Application Lilly Endowment, Inc; 813 Merch. Bk. Bld., Indianapolis 4, Ind. (weight and nutrition 1951)
Box 6 Folder 3
118th American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting, Philadelphia, 1951. Correspondence 1951
Box 6 Folder 3B.
Nutrition Correspondence, 1950-1951
Box 6 Folder 3C.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 6 Folder 4
Cornell Nutrition Feed Conference, Buffalo, 1951
Box 6 Folder 4D.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 6 Folder 4E.
1951, E.R. Eastman (Amer. Agr.) W.I. Emerson, V.P., Univ. Development
Box 6 Folder 5
1951-1952, Emerson- Fund Raising Program
Box 7 Folder 5F.
1951 Foster, Edward S., General Secretary N.Y.S. Farm Bureau Fed., Ithaca. Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service, Application for Grant
Box 7 Folder 6
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Chicago, 1951
Box 7 Folder 6G.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 7 Folder 7
Gibson, A.W., Director Resident Instruction, Roberts Hall, 1951
Box 7 Folder 8
Guterman, C.E.F., Director Agricultural Experiment Station, Roberts Hall, 1951
Box 7 Folder 9
Hoblitzelle Award, New York Regional Committee, 1950-1951
Box 7 Folder 10
Harrell Heath News- Albany. Nutritional Broadsides, 1951
Box 7 Folder 11
Dr. David B. Hand, Agricultural Experiment Station 1951
Box 7 Folder 11H.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 7 Folder 11J.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 7 Folder 11K.
Correspondence 1951
Box 7 Folder 11L.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 7 Folder 12
London Conference, Jan.-Feb. 1951
Box 7 Folder 13
London Conference, Nov.-Dec. 1951
Box 7 Folder 13M.
Correspondence, 1951-1952
Box 7 Folder 13Mc.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 7 Folder 14
Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1950-1951
Box 7 Folder 15
Dean W.I. Myers Correspondence, 1951
Box 7 Folder 16
Memoranda, 1951
Box 8 Folder 17
Prof. L.C. Norris, 1951
Box 8 Folder 17N.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 8 Folder 17O.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 8 Folder 17P.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 8 Folder 18
Correspondence with President, Malott, D.W.; Act. Wright, T.P.; act. de Kiewiet, C.W. 1951
Box 8 Folder 19
Weyland Pfeiffer, 1951 Correspondence
Box 8 Folder 19R.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 8 Folder 19S.
Correspondence, 1951-1952
Box 8 Folder 20
Science Service 1951
Box 8 Folder 21
Prof. Sumner, J.B., 1951
Box 8 Folder 22
Symposium- School Lunch Program, 1951
Box 8 Folder 23
Francis H. Scheetz- Ozonizers, 1946-1951
Box 8 Folder 24
Task Force- School, 1950
Box 8 Folder 25
Incoming Telegrams, 1949-1951
Box 8 Folder 26
Outgoing Telegrams, 1949-1951
Box 8 Folder 26V.
Correspondence, 1949-1950
Box 8 Folder 27
Correspondence Dean E.L. Vincent, 1949-1950
Box 8 Folder 27W.
Correspondence, 1950-1951
Box 8 Folder 27Y.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 8 Folder 27Z.
Correspondence, 1951
Box 9
"Early Years of the graduate School of Nutrition at Cornell, 1941-1956 ." Published by the Graduate School of Nutrition, Cornell University, in 1968, giving an history of the establishment of the School of Nutrition in 1941. 104 page pamphlet
Box 9
Historical notes by Leonard Maynard (copy), 1950-1069 ; letter, Howard E. Babcock to James McConnell re the School of Nutrition, Feb. 9, 1950.
Box 10
1 folder of correspondence, 1964-1969 .
Box 10
Partial reprint set of L.A. Maynard's articles; 1918 , 1928-1963 .