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Myrtle A. (Gunselman) Correll (1890-1963)

Myrtle Annice Gunselman was born March 19, 1890, one of fourteen children. She graduated from Dickinson County High School in 1911. She earned a Bachelor's degree in home economics from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1919 and her Master's degree from the University of Chicago in 1926. She also did advanced work at Cornell University. She taught at Lecompton Rural High School and Ottawa High School in Kansas, before joining the KSAC staff in the Department of Family Economics in 1926. Gunselman was nationally known for her research on farm family income and expenditures, 1935-1958. She took sabbatical leave to do advanced work in 1941-1942. Several summers were spent teaching at Iowa State University and she was also visiting lecturer at the University of Colorado. She was active in the American Association of University Women and helped organize the local chapter of the League of Women Voters. On June 1, 1950, she married Charles M. Correll and took sabbatical to study economics of consumption in the Mississippi Valley, June-Sept. 1950. She was the director of four conferences on consumer education, co-chairman of a regional institute on consumer problems and appointed as consumer consultant for the Food and Drug Administration's district office in Kansas City, 1952-1960. Correll retired from KSU in 1959 and was named professor emeritus. She died on Aug. 3, 1963.

Sources of information:

History Index. Gunselman, Myrtle; Correll, Myrtle Gunselman
Vertical File. Correll, Myrtle Gunselman
K-Stater, June 1959, pg. 15
Birth date provided via e-mail by Janice A. Hartson, 09 Feb 1999

Related Information

League of Women Voters of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas
Farm Income and Living Costs, 1941-45 by Myrtle A. Gunselman