Leone Cheever Bower graduated with a Bachelor's degree in General Science from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1923. She was a member of the Ionian Literary Society, Phi Alpha Mu, YWCA, the Quill Club and the Kansas Authors' Club. She earned her Master's degree from KSAC in Household Economics in 1928. Her thesis was entitled: "A Study of Interest in a Group of Nursery School Children as Manifested in Free Activity." Before joining the faculty at KSAC in 1929 as an associate professor in Child Welfare and Euthenics, she did graduate work at Cornell and Stanford Universities. She took sabbatical leave to study at Ohio State University, Stanford University and Colorado University, 1946-1947. Upon her return in 1947, she became acting head of the Department of Child Welfare and Euthenics, being promoted to the rank of Professor in 1948. Kell took leave without pay due to husband's illness, 1952-1953. She was co-author of The Kell-Hoeflin Incomplete Sentence Blanks, 1959. Kell retired and became a professor emeritus in 1965.
Sources of information:
K-Stater, June 1965, pg. 17
Graduates database, 1867-1952
Royal Purple, 1923
Commencement Program Collection
The Homemaker Service Demonstration Training Records (1967-1975) transferred to the University Archives by Leone Kell document the Homemakers Service Project. The records detail efforts to establish the need for such a training project including interview summaries, completed questionnaire mailing cards, published articles on the topic and reports from studies in other states. Quarterly and Progress reports, 1968-1970, document the projects activities. Research papers of two families who participated in a data study on laundry activities include Wash/Dry Forms, house plans and flow charts for improved laundry centers. Also included in this collection are records of the Homemaker/Home Health Aide Service Training Project (H/HHA). This portion of the collection contains a Training Manual, Instructor's Manual, Trainee's Notebook, a Guide for Training Programs and a Final Report. The H/HHA project closed in 1971 due to lack of funds. Three folders of correspondence to and from Dr. Richard Morse, Project Director, and two folders from the Administration on Aging complete the records.
2 boxes. Acc. No. U 88.36
The faculty papers of Leone Kell (1946-1965) document her activities while with the Department of Family Economics. The papers include studies and articles by Kell, files related to designing and equipping the child care laboratories, developing child care at Jardine Terrace and studies and plans for the new home economics building (Justin Hall). Departmental files, student files, information on aging and case studies complete the collection.
2 boxes. Acc. No. U 89.14
A later addition to the Leone Kell Collection includes papers and a large number of slides chronicling her 1961 sabbatical around the world, highlighting her trip to Madrid, Japan, etc.
2 boxes. Acc. No. U 96.03