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Abby Lindsey Marlatt papers

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Abby Lindsey Marlatt papers, 1874–1966 | Morse Department of Special Collections

By James Smith

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Collection Overview

Title: Abby Lindsey Marlatt papers, 1874–1966Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1930–1956

Primary Creator: Marlatt, Abby Lindsey (1916-2010)

Extent: 11.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into four series: 1) Academic; 2) Personal; 3) Correspondence; 4) Publications and Art.

Date Acquired: 05/25/2012

Subjects: Kansas life and culture, Kansas State University history

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Abby Lindsey Marlatt papers include records from her academic career and personal life. They are divided into series covering her academic work, personal life, correspondence, and publications and art.

The academic series covers her undergraduate coursework at Kansas State College (KSC), graduate work at the University of California-Berkeley, and employment as associate professor at KSC. Types of material included are assigned work, study materials, notes, quizzes, and exams. Also, this series contains items from her academic year teaching at the Beirut College for Women in Lebanon.

The materials in the personal series include documentation of her life outside academia, including information about her church, travel documents, newspaper clippings, and programs, as well as a few personal effects such as a driver's license, budget book, and guest register.

The correspondence series represents much of Abby’s adult life, although the bulk is from the late 1930s though the late 1950s. Exchanges with her parents and friends include letters, telegrams, and postcards covering topics that include her personal and professional activities, as well as social issues such as pacifism, race relations, rationing, and religion.

The publications and art series contains books and artwork from Abby's collection usually focused on Kansas and KSC.

Biographical Note

Abby Lindsey Marlatt, daughter of Frederick and Annie Marlatt, was born on 5 December 1916 in Manhattan, Kansas. She was the granddaughter of Manhattan settler Washington Marlatt and the niece of Abby Lillian Marlatt.  Abby Lindsey Marlatt graduated from Kansas State College (KSC) in 1938 with a degree in home economics and dietetics. In 1941, she earned a certificate in hospital dietetics from the University of California at Berkeley and continued her education there, eventually earning her Ph.D. in nutrition and food science in 1947.

In 1943, Abby Lindsey Marlatt donated a cookbook collection of 600 volumes to KSC that included titles owned by Abby Lillian Marlatt. This collection was the start of the Kansas State University Libraries' extensive cookery collection.

By 1945 Marlatt had accepted a position as associate professor in the Department of Food Economics and Nutrition at KSC. Her research focused on nutrition and dietary habits of school children. She was a visiting professor during the 1953–1954 academic year at the Beirut College for Women in Lebanon. In 1956, she became head of the Home Economics department at the University of Kentucky.

Abby was personally involved in civil rights issues. She helped form the Lexington chapter of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and was involved in other organizations that included the Lexington Committee on Religion and Human Rights, Community Action Council, and Unitarian Universalist Church. Her activism influenced her demotion from the department head position in the 1960s. She retired from the University of Kentucky in 1985, the same year she received the Sullivan Medallion and the Brotherhood Award in recognition of her devotion to civil rights and social justice.

Marlatt was inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in July 2001. She died on 3 March 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Subject/Index Terms

Kansas life and culture
Kansas State University history

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Physical Access Note: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.

Technical Access Note: No restrictions.

Acquisition Source: Abby Lindsey Marlatt Estate

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Appraisal Information: These documents represent the life of a member of a prominent Manhattan family as well as a Kansas State College graduate and faculty member.

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Abby Lindsey Marlatt papers, Box [number], Folder [number], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: Project archivist James Smith processed and described materials and university archivist Cliff Hight reviewed the finding aid in late 2013.

Finding Aid Revision History: Basic editing and formatting revisions made in June 2015.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Academic],
[Series 2: Personal],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Publications and Art],
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Series 1: AcademicAdd to your cart.
This series covers Abby Lindsey Marlatt's professional academic career.  This includes workshops, class rolls, student academic work, experiments with data and notes, and academic papers.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Events and book donation, 1949, 1955-1956, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Kansas State College School of Home Economics workshop on Testing and Evaluation, February 16-18, 1950, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Evaluation workshop, 1946-1949,1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Evaluation workshop January 1951 School of Home Economics Kansas State College, Manhattan, KS, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Evaluation workshop, 1948, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Experiments and class notes, 1951, 1959, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: K.S.U.-student evaluation of teaching, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Foods I, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Nutrition & Dietetics-Lecture Notes, 1946-1947, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Nutrition & Dietetics, 1950-1951, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Notes, 1946-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 12: B.V. Proteins, 1945, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Nutrition & Dietetics Grades, 1945-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Dietetics class rolls, 1952-1953, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Human Nutrition, D.A.C., Nutrition of Development-rolls, 1954-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Food Cost Date 1945 vs 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 309, 1946, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Heights and Weights of White Boys and Girls in the United States, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Nutritional Status of School Child, 1949-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Physical Measurement Tables, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Kansas Mass Study, Interrelationships, Hemoglobin vs Dietary, Ascorbic Acid-Blood vs Dietary, Physical Variables., 1953, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 8: NC-5(2) Kansas Mass Study Physical Meas. Tabulation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, 1955-1956, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Physical Status References, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Physical Measurement Data, Wetzel, Pryor, Baldwin-Wood, Three States, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: No. 5 (2) Mass Study-Dietary Relationships, Servings of Foods vs Dislikes, 1952, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Mass Study-Kansas, Dietary-Frequency Distribution, Inter Corrals of Nutrients, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Diets of Iowa Women & School Children, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Iodine & BM-Raw Data, 1947-1948, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Nutrition Seminar, 1948-1951Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Human Nutrition workshop-June 29-July 10 1953, 1953-1954, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Home Economics Association Programs, 1948-1949, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: V. Kathryn Bitters, M.S. 1954, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Nutr. & Food Prep-Blind, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence-Special Diets, 1949-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Thesis-Grace Cables, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Chen, Jean Chih-Ying, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Te-Ch'in Chou-Thesis, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 9: J. Nutr. Menus 5028-Chou & Marlatt, 1950-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Chou-Marlatt-Carotene, Utilization Paper, 1946-1947, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1950Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Te Chin Chou-Correspondence, 1950-1951, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Te-Chin Chou-Current, 1951-1954, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Te Chin Chou-Ph.D. Records etc., 1949-1951, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Dietetic Educ. Comm., 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 5: College Comm., Evaluation of Education, Objectives: Science, 1949-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 6: National Food & Nutrition Institution Dec. 1952, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Graduate Faculty Notices, Students, 1951-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Devadas-Poor Price Diet of South India, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dissertation Abstracts and K.S.U. Newsletter, 1955, 1969Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ann Harrington, MS 1953, 1951-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Margaret Haupt, MS-May 1953, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hazen Conf., 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: H.E. International, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Staff meetings, 1946, 1952-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: H.E. staff workshop 1949 K.S.C., 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Workshop on Evaluation, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sister Mary Ambrose Kelley, MS 1953, 1952-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Keller, Frances MS, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Job offers, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 11: A.L. Marlatt employment record, 1952-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Public relations talks 1954, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Report and prospective student guide, 1950, 1955Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Recommendations, 1949-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Radio talks, 1954-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Salman-Infant needs in Lebanon, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sigma Xi, 1948-1949, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Weight Control Colloq., ISC-Jan. 18-20, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Notebooks, 1941, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Notebooks, 1941-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Project outlines, 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lydia J. Roberts-Leadership Conf. for Home Economists LGCSU Oklahoma State Un 1962, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Inst. equipment problem, Abby Marlatt, 1937-1938, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Term paper, Home Economics 101B, 1941, 1941Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dissertation summary, 1938, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Abby Marlatt dissertation, 1938, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Abby Marlatt, Ph.D. dissertation draft-photos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Research notes, 1942-1945, 1942-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: K.S.C. thesis "Food and Religion in the Middle East", 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: K.S.C. Faculty Mothers Club, 1954-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Kansas State College materials 1959, 1959Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: U.C. organizations etc., 1947-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Kansas State-Justin Hall dedication, 1949-1966Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Class notes, U.C.-Berkeley, 1931-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Class notes and work K.S.C., 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lab notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Institute on Nutrition & National Defense, 1937-1941Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notes and labs, 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notes-data, 1941-1946, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Experiment-notes, 1942-1945Add to your cart.

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