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Leta M. Cornelius Domestic Science Notebook

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1317

Scope and Contents

The Leta M. Cornelius papers date from 1913 and measure .25 linear inches. They are housed in the Small Collection Vertical Files. They consist of one domestic science notebook from Marion High School. The notebook contains lessons from class, including recipes, food preperation, and housekeepers studies.


  • Creation: 1913


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

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Biographical / Historical

Leta M. Cornelius was a student from Marion, Iowa. Her domestic science notebook from 1913 includes notes on the "five food principles," "housekeeper duties," and numerous recipes. Some recipes include grape marmalade, Scottish fancies, cheese straws, and peach dumplings. The notebook is worn and shows obvious signs of use in the kitchen, including stains and water marks.


.25 linear inches

Language of Materials



Leta M. Cornelius' domestic science notebook from Marion High School in 1913.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 535) were donated by William Graber in 1998.

Genre / Form



Emma Barton-Norris
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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