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Lake Placid Convention

Participants at the first Lake Placid Convention in 1899 and original members of the American Home Economics Association. Left to right: Annie Dewey, wife of Melville Dewey; Maria Daniell, popular lecturer on food and its preparation and pioneer in institution management; Ellen Swallow Richards, first president of the AHEA; Alice Peloubet Norton, assistant professor of domestic administration at the University of Chicago; and Maria Parloa, teacher in the famous Boston Cooking School and author of the acclaimed Appledore Cookbook.


College of Human Ecology Cornell University
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  type of research?
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  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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