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Letter from Roosevelt to Farrand

Shortly after the death of Martha Van Rensselaer in 1932, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote to President Livingston Farrand requesting that Flora Rose be named dean of the College of Home Economics. Farrand's response was polite, but not in favor of her suggestion.

Roosevelt to Farrand:

Farrand to Roosevelt:


College of Human Ecology Cornell University
  home sewing
  a profession?
  type of research?
  types of careers?
  national and international impact?
  educational techniques?
  role in national emergencies?
  influence on consumer culture?
  students' self-definition?
  practice apartments?
  role in the university?
  change to Human Ecology?
  women's suffrage
  Eleanor Roosevelt
  Marriage Course


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