Frances Remington Kelley (1886 - 1955) came to Cornell
in 1917 as an instructor in food and household management. She
was born in Northfield, Minnesota and received her B.A. from the
University of Minneapolis in 1909. From 1916 to 1917 she taught
science at East High School in Minneapolis. Although she was at
Cornell for only three years, Kelley taught a diverse curriculum
within home economics, including "Foods and Nutrition," "Elementary
Sewing," "Handicraft & Cookery," "Household Management Practice,"
and "Household Management & the Apartment Problem." She took
a leave of absence from Cornell in the spring of 1920 to complete
her M.S. at Teachers College, Columbia University, and then returned
to her home in Minnesota to become an assistant professor of household
management at a Minneapolis public school. Kelley went on to become
the director of lunch rooms and home economics supervisor for
Minneapolis public schools. In addition to her work in Minneapolis
public schools, she was a member of the Sigma Tau sorority, president
of the Minnesota Home Economics Association, and a president of
the Minneapolis Women's Rotary Club.
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