Lemo Rockwood Papers,1912-1948

Collection Number: 23-13-2984

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Lemo Rockwood papers, 1912-1948.
Collection Number:
23-13-2984
Creator:
Lemo Dennis Rockwood, b. 1896.
Quantity:
.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Subject files, notes, reprints, monographs, and other material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Subject files of Professor Rockwood, including material relating to family life, parenthood, and education; also, notes, reprints, monographs and other professional working papers, and material relating to Martha Van Rensselaer.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor emeritus of marriage and family life education, New York State College of Home Economics.
Lemo Rockwood received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska in 1919 and her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1926. In 1929, she came to Cornell on a Laura Spelman Rockefeller Fellowship to work for a Ph.D. degree in sociology and psychology with a special emphasis on the family, which she received in 1931. In 1935 Rockwood was hired as an extension specialist in the New York State College of Home Economics. The following year she was promoted to full professor, and from 1937 until her retirement in 1958 she devoted herself primarily to undergraduate teaching and research.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Subject files of Professor Rockwood, including material relating to family life, parenthood, and education; also, notes, reprints, monographs and other professional working papers, and material relating to Martha Van Rensselaer.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Rockwood, Lemo Dennis, b. 1896.
Van Rensselaer, Martha, 1864-1932.
New York State College of Home Economics.

Subjects:
Family life education--Study and teaching.
Marriage--Study and teaching.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Lemo Rockwood papers, #23-13-2984. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Course material - from the files of Martha Van Rensselaer
1926-1929
Box 1 Folder 2
"Origins and Development of the Movement for Education for Marriage, Family Life and Parenthood in the U.S.; 1940-1948, with Major Emphasis on Developments During the Past 25 Years" - by Lemo Rockwood
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 3
Marriage Courses in other Colleges and Universities
1940s-1950s
Box 1 Folder 4
Publications concerning Family Life Issues
1926-1936
Box 1 Folder 5
Publications concerning Family Life Issues
1927-1944
Box 1 Folder 6
Publications concerning Family Life Issues
1927-1945
Box 1 Folder 7
Publications concerning Family Life Issues
1936-1961
Box 1 Folder 8
Conference Material
1934-1949
Box 1 Folder 9
Letter to Liberty Hyde Bailey concerning the controversy surrounding teaching agriculture at a high school
1912