Beatrice Argetsinger Betten Reminiscences, undated.

Collection Number: 11/1/m.721

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Beatrice Argetsinger Betten reminiscences, undated.
Collection Number:
11/1/m.721
Creator:
Beatrice Argetsinger. Betten
Quantity:
1 item.
Forms of Material:
Printed Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Recollections (13 pp. typescript) based on dictation that Cornelius Betten, dean of the Cornell University faculty (1932-45), gave to Mrs. Argetsinger while she was his secretary or on statements that he made following their marriage.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Recollections (13 pp. typescript) based on dictation that Cornelius Betten, dean of the Cornell University faculty (1932-45), gave to Mrs. Argetsinger while she was his secretary or on statements that he made following their marriage, describing how hotelman John McFarlane Howie, Howard B. Meeks, Betten, professors of home economics Beulah Blackmore, Flora Rose, and Martha Van Rensselaer, and others contributed to the establishment of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell; how financial problems of the Cornell Cosmopolitan Club and Leonard Elmhirst's friendship with Dorothy Straight led to the founding of Willard Straight Hall; and how President Edmund Ezra Day was unsuccessful in an attempt to abolish the hygiene requirement at Cornell. Also, several anecdotes concerning the entomological research of Betten and Professor James Needham and the friendship of the two men.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Betten, Beatrice Argetsinger.
Betten, Cornelius.
Blackmore, Beulah.
Day, Edmund Ezra, 1883-1951.
Elmhirst, Dorothy Whitney Straight, 1887-1968.
Elmhirst, Leonard Knight, 1893-1974.
Howie, John McFarlane.
Meek, Howard B.
Needham, James G.(James George), 1868-1956.
Rose, Flora, b. 1874.
Van Rensselaer, Martha, 1864-1932.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University.School of Hotel Administration.
Cosmopolitan Club (Cornell University).

Subjects:
Hygiene.
Personal narratives.

Form and Genre Terms:
Reminiscences.


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Beatrice Argetsinger Betten reminiscences, #11/1/m.721 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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