A Guide to the Elizabeth E. May Papers, undated, 1901-1996

A Guide to the Elizabeth E. May Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Elizabeth E. May Papers
Creator
May, Elizabeth Eckhardt, 1899-1996.
Inclusive Dates
undated, 1901-1996
Extent
14.0 Linear feet
Abstract
A noted educator, administrator, writer and researcher, Dr. May joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut in 1952 as Dean of the School of Home Economics at the University of Connecticut. She retired from the University in 1964.
Call Number
1997.0119
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Archives & Special Collections Staff. (August 1997)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Elizabeth E. May Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Margaret May Kessel in June 1997.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Elizabeth E. May Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Connecticut.

Genre(s)

  • Books.
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Notes
  • Personal papers
  • Photocopies
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Speeches

Geographic Name(s)

  • Connecticut
  • United States

Occupation(s)

  • Authors

Subject(s)

  • Child care
  • Education
  • Educators
  • Faculty
  • Home economics
  • Home economics for people with disabilities
  • Homemakers
  • Interviews
  • Parents with disabilities
  • Rehabilitation
  • Self-help devices for people with disabilities
  • Universities and colleges
  • Women with disabilities.

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Biography

Elizabeth Eckhardt May, a former  University of Connecticut dean, was born on 18 February 1899 in  Folsom, NJ. She earned her first degree from  Trenton State Normal School in  Trenton, NJ. She received a Bachelor of Science, Masters of Arts, and her Doctoral Degree in Education from  Columbia University. Along with these, Dr. May also received her Professional degree from the  Columbia University Teachers College, specializing in Adult Education.

As a noted educator, administrator, writer and researcher, Dr. May began her career with the West Virginia University Agricultural Extension Service. She began, there, as a County Home Demonstration Agent and worked her way up through District Agent to State Specialist in Community Organization. During her tenure at  West Virginia University, Dr. May became the Executive Secretary of  Oglebay Institute and also was in charge of the programs run at Oglebay Park in  Wheeling, WV.

Her career continued on with her appointment as Executive Secretary of the White House Conference on Children in Democracy. Following this service, she taught at both the University of Minnesota and the  University of Michigan. In 1943, Dr. May was named Academic Dean and Dean of Faculty at  Hood College in  Frederick, MD. Dr. May joined the faculty of the  University of Connecticut in 1952 as Dean of the School of Home Economics. She retired from the University in 1964.

Along with her work as Dean, Dr. May pioneered and directed a project focusing on rehabilitation of the handicapped. Her focus broadened with research in independent living for the handicapped and the elderly. In conjunction with other professors from the University of Connecticut, she conducted an International Exhibit about rehabilitation for the handicapped. Her sabbatical study entailed traveling  Europe and researching European methods of rehabilitation of the handicapped. She served as a member on the President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped.

After her retirement from the University of Connecticut, Dr. May published two books, with her co-authors,  Neva Waggoner and  Eleanor Hotte, entitled  Homemaking for the Handicapped (1966) and  Independent Living for the Handicapped and the Elderly (1974). She continued to work in the field of rehabilitation as a consultant and a lecturer.

Elizabeth Eckhardt was married to a noted  New York architect,  Charles C. May. They had one child,  Margaret May Kessel. Dr. May has been honored with a number of awards for her scholarly work and service.  Elizabeth May died in 1996.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains Dr. May's correspondence, memoranda, reports, articles, speeches, books, photographs, awards and notes pertaining to her career, although there is a small amount of personal information. The materials date from 1901 to 1994 but the bulk of the materials are concentrated in the period 1940 through 1970. Major topics included in the collection are Home Economics, Rehabilitation and related issues, and education. Of particular note and interest is her work concerning handicapped homemakers, both nationally and internationally. There is a significant amount of photographs in the collection, only a small number of which have been sorted and identified.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

Dennis, Lawrence E., ed. Education and a Woman's Life. Washington, D.C.: American Council on Education, 1963. Dodd Call No. A 4185

Foott, Sydney, ed. Kitchen Sense for disabled people of all ages. London: Published for the Disabled Living Foundation by William Heinemann Medical Books, Ltd., 1976. Dodd Call No. A 4189

Gilbreth, Lillian Moller. The Quest of the One Best Way. New York: Society of Women Engineers, undated Dodd Call No. A 4188

May, Elizabeth Eckhardt, Neva R. Waggoner and Eleanor M. Boettke. Homemaking for the Handicapped. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1966. Dodd Call No. C 5298

May, Elizabeth Eckhardt, Neva R. Waggoner and Eleanor Boettke Hotte. Independent Living for the Handicapped and the Elderly. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974. Dodd Call No. C 5299

Maynard, Harold B., G. J. Stegemerten and John L. Schwab. Methods-Time Measurement. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1948. Dodd Call No. A 4190

National Manpower Council. Womanpower. A Statement by the National Manpower Council with Chapters by the Council Staff. New York: Columbia University Press, 1957. Dodd Call No. A 4187

Sherman, Helen and Marjorie Coe. The Challenge of Being a Woman: Her role in Modern Life. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955. Dodd Call No. A 4186

Individual issues of serial publications found in the collection have been integrated into the appropriate subject area.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Personal Papers, undated, 1939-1996 

BoxFolder

Family Clippings, undated 

11

Family History (Eckhardt), undated 

12

Personal Clippings, undated 

13
Box

Personal information, undated, 1973, 1979 

11

Subseries A: Correspondence, 1939-1996 

Family 

BoxFolder

General, 1940-1994 

14

Family Christmas Letters, 1950-1970 

15

Margaret May Letters, 1939-1994 

16

Subject 

BoxFolder

Correspondence A, 1973 

17

Correspondence B, 1991-1994 

18

Correspondence C, 1973-1994 

19

Correspondence D, 1972-1993 

110

Correspondence E, 1989-1992 

111

Correspondence F, 1975-1992 

112

Correspondence G, 1979-1991 

113

Correspondence H, 1979-1993 

114

Correspondence J, 1979-1991 

115

Correspondence K, 1990-1992 

116

Correspondence L, 1986-1991 

117

Correspondence M, 1979-1993 

118

Correspondence N, 1988 

119

Correspondence O, 1971-1973 

120

Correspondence O, 1973-1983 

121

Correspondence P, 1976-1991 

122

Correspondence R, 1976-1991 

123

Correspondence S, 1986-1993 

124

Correspondence T, 1991-1993 

125

Correspondence W, 1979-1992 

126

Correspondence and Notes Concerning Tenants, 1992-1996 

127

Subseries B: Education, undated, 1918-1996 

BoxFolder

Yearbook- New Jersey State Normal School, 1918 

128

College English Papers, 1919 

129

Papers—Teacher's College, Columbia University, 1935 

130

College Sociology Paper—“Leadership”, undated 

131

Transcript from Teacher's College,  Columbia University, 1950 

132

International House, New York - Remembrances, undated 

133

Dissertation 

BoxFolder

Rough Draft- V.1 “Experiments in Methods of Adult Learning”, 1937 

134

Chapter III- “An Experiment in the Music Program” Rough Draft, undated 

135

Chapter VIII-“A Summary of the Project” Rough Draft, undated 

136

Partial Bibliography (19-208), undated 

137

Volume I “Experiments in Methods of Adult Learning”, 1937 

138

Volume II “Experiment in Methods of Adult Learning”, 1937 

139

Subseries C: Subject Files, undated, 1929-1996 

BoxFolder

Alaska Trip, 1993 August 20 - 29 

140

Apartment Rental- Braddock Heights, MD, 1987 

141

Articles about Elizabeth E. May, undated, 1955-1962 

142

Articles about Elizabeth E. May (International), undated 

143

Autobiography- notes, writings, undated 

144

Bibliographies (early) of E. May writings, undated 

145

Braddock Heights Community Association, 1992-1993 

146

Cartoon Clippings, undated 

147

Community Studies/ Survey, 1929-1941 

148

Declaration of Covenants/ Codicil to Will, 1993 

149

Fulsom, NJ Church- letters and brochure, 1970-1993 

150

Frederick County Historical Society, 1980-1996 

151

Frederick County Library, undated 

152

Gambrill Oak, Maywoods- notes and correspondence, undated 

153

Garden Tour England, 1983 

154

Herbs and Wildflower Guides, undated 

155

Historic Boston Booklet, 1952 

156

Hotel Information, undated 

157

International House- New York City, 1977-1988 

158

Living Will, 1990 

159

Maps and Directions, undated 

160

Maryland- tour guides and sites, undated 

161

Charles C. May- obituary and letters, 1939-1978 

162

Maywoods- Braddock Heights, MD, undated 

163

Membership Cards, 1973-1992 

164

Miscellaneous Writings, undated 

165

National Archives, 1978 

166

Newspaper Articles, 1987-1994 

267

Obituary Material- Elizabeth E. May, undated 

268

Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and Mountain Parks, undated 

269

Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1978-1986 

270

Philosophy- Newspaper clippings, writings and poems, undated 

271
BoxFolder

Poetry, Quotations, and Songs, undated 

272

Reader's Digest- writing and miscellaneous, 1978-1981 

273

Subseries D: Awards, undated, 1929-1991 

Box

AHEA, 1975 

3

Connecticut Rehabilitation Association 

Edward P. Chester Award, 1966 

Guest Book with photographs 

New Jersey State Teachers College at Trenton 

Alumni Citation, 1947 

Box

National Rehabilitation Association certificate, 1963 

11

President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped plaque, undated 

25th Anniversary, undated 

Certificate of membership, 1970-1972 

Commendation, 1968 

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival 

Certificate of Appreciation, 1929 

University of Connecticut 

100 Years of Women at UConn, 1991 

Alumni Association Honorary Certificate, 1982 

Recognition dinner, 1964 

Women's Center Quilt, undated 

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Series II: Employment, undated, 1918-1996 

BoxFolder

Ringwood, NJ - Developing wartime gardens, 1918 

474

Subseries A: West Virginia University, undated, 1921-1995 

BoxFolder

First 4-H Club Camp Picture, 1921 

475

4-H Club- Candle Lighting Ceremony and pictures, undated 

476

“4-H Club - Leaders Manual”, 1925 

477

“Pa Ain't Registered” by Leland S. Devore, Jr., undated 

478

Pamphlets- West Virginia plants and birds, undated 

479

“ West Virginia Agriculture and Rural Life” by  Nat T. Frame, undated 

480

West Virginia 4H “The Torch”, 1995 

481

West Virginia Reunion, 1980 

482

Drama Festival Research 

BoxFolder

American Indian Costume Research, undated 

483

Arabian Costume Research, undated 

484

Chinese Costume Research, undated 

485

Colonial Costume Research, undated 

486

Czechoslovakian Costume Research, undated 

487

Early American Costume Research, undated 

488

English, Elizabethan Costume Research, undated 

489

Flags of the United States and the United Nations, undated 

490

Speeches and Writings of E. E. May 

BoxFolder

Speech Material, undated 

491

“Advantages of Country Life” - outline, undated 

492

“Festivals for Many Occasions” Handbook, undated 

493

“How Much Canned Amusement Does Your Community Use”, undated 

494

“Human Interest Stories Concerning Home Entertainment Talent”, undated 

495

“Leisure and the Home”- questions for discussion, undated 

496

“Leisure in the Home”- questions for discussion, undated 

497

“The Other Wise Man”, undated 

498

“Pigs, Pies, and Something More”, undated 

499

“Pocahontas County Fair”, undated 

4100

“Put New Life into your County Fair”, undated 

4101

“The Star of Nations”- Christmas carol service, undated 

4102

“Reading in the Home”, undated 

4103

Speech as District Governor of Quota, undated 

4104

Speech- Untitled, undated 

4105

Speech- WV Quota Club- county responsibility, 1927 

4106

“25 WV Fairs Feature Home Talent Entertainment”, undated 

4107

Published Articles at WV University, 1927-1930 

4108

Subseries B: Oglebay Park, WV, undated, 1927-1993 

BoxFolder

Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV, undated 

4109

“Partnership in Learning: Resources for the Classroom” - Oglebay Institute, undated 

4110

“The Story of Oglebay Park”, undated 

4111

“Update” Oglebay Institute Newsletter and Activities Schedule, 1983, 1984, 1993 

4112

Speeches and Writings by E.E. May 

BoxFolder

“An Account of the Development of the Activities Program Centering at Oglebay Park... and Development of Oglebay Institute, 1970 

4113

“Home Talent Entertainment for Community Fairs” -Radio Talk, 1935 June 

4114

“Home Talent Entertainment: The Best Kind of Insurance for Your Fair”, undated 

4115

“How to Put on a Live Recreation Program”, 1936 

4116

“How Waddington Farm Became Oglebay Park: A Record of Seven Seasons of Activity Programs”, 1927-1933 

4117

Rough Copy - “How Waddington Farm Became Oglebay Park”, undated 

4118

“The Schools' Responsibility in the Education for Leisure”, undated 

4119

“Spiritual and Religious Value in Rural Art”, 1936 

4120

“A Well Balanced Community Life” - outline for discussion, undated 

4121

“Who Should Be Trained for Recreational Leadership in our Colleges an Universities”, undated 

4122

“The Wise Use of Enforced Leisure” - outline for discussion, undated 

4123

Correspondence- Oglebay Institute, undated 

4124

Subseries C: White House Conference On Children In A Democracy, undated, 1940-1943 

BoxFolder

“Character Values of Play and Recreation” by Charles Kennedy, undated 

4125

Children in a Democracy - General Report by White House Conference, 1940 

4126

Copyright Certificate for “Community Projects for Child Welfare”, undated 

4127

“A Guide for Wartime Planning for Children” by Marshall Field, undated 

4128

Notes for Speeches 

4129

“Report of Activities White House Conference on Children in a Democracy”, 1940-1943 

4130

“The Relationship Between Problems of Children and the Problems of Manpower” by Marshall Field, 1942 

4131

“Some Practical Applications of the Recommendations of the White House Conference on Children in a Democracy”, 1942 

4132

Unidentified Papers 

4133

Speeches and Writings of E.E. May 

BoxFolder

Address at Annual Area “B” Child Welfare School - Conference of The American Legion, 1942 

4134

“Community Projects for Child Welfare”, 1942 

4135

“Dividends from a Conference”, 1943 

4136

“How Can We Translate the Findings of the White House Conference into Community Action”, 1941 

4137

“An Inventory of Services to Children as a Wartime Community Project for Volunteers”, 1942 

4138

Memorandum on Conferences with State White House Conference Committees, 1942 

4139

Untitled Speech, undated 

4140

“Whom to Train for Recreational Leadership”, 1941 

4141

Subseries D: University Of Minnesota, undated, 1940-1960 

BoxFolder

Newsletter- “The Minnesota Plan for the Continuing Education of Women”, 1960 

4142

Speeches and Writings 

BoxFolder

“The Art of Living”, 1940 

4143

“The Community's Responsibility for Recreation”, 1940 

4144

“Leisure and the Home” Soc. 146 SU, undated 

4145

“Leisure Time Activities in the Home” - outline for discussion, undated 

4146

Subseries E: Hood College, undated, 1942-1996 

BoxFolder

Hood Alumni, undated 

4147

Hood College Pictures- Dean  Elizabeth E. May, undated 

4148

Hood College Centennial Celebrations and Services, 1991 

4149

“The Inauguration of Shirley D. Peterson” as 7th President of  Hood College, 1995 

4150

Joseph Henry Apple Library, undated 

4151

The Lawrence Marx, Jr. Resource Management Center, 1982-1984 

4152

Publications from Hood College, 1989-1996 

4153

Speech Material, undated 

4154

Speeches by Other Authors (Liberal Arts), undated 

4155

Women and War - articles, 1942-1946 

4156

Speeches and Writings 

BoxFolder

Chapel Talks given by E.E. May, undated 

4157

“College Women and National Service”, 1950-1952 

4158

“The Education of Women for Effective Citizenship”, 1951 

4159

“Fitting a Volunteer or Professional Career into a Life-time Plan”, 1952 

4160

Fourteen Points to Serve as Guide in discussion of Problems Faced by Women..., 1948 

4161

“A Freshman Inventory of Leisure-Time Skills”, 1946 

4162

“Guidance in Education for Leisure”, undated 

4163

“Guide Posts for Leaders in Community Organization and Youth Leadership”, undated 

4164

“An Inventory of Myself”, undated 

4165

“Leadership Talk for Keystone”, 1943 

4166

“Mother's Day Talk”- for men's Bible class, 1950 

4167

“The 'New Dean' Gives a Progress Report”, 1943 

4168

Notes for Lecture on Education of Women, undated 

4169

Notes on Speech to Baltimore Hood Club, undated 

4170

“Now in the Days of Youth”, 1952 

4171

“Opportunities Open to Hood College Women”, 1944 

4172

“The Responsibility of Men for Careers of Women”, 1951 

4173

“Rewards and Responsibilities” Commencement address for Frederick Memorial Hospital, 1947 

4174

“Rewards and Responsibilities” Speech for Nursing Commencement, undated 

4175

Speeches- Untitled (subject: Students), 1948 

4176

“Statements for Consideration in Planning the Education of Women”, 1950-1951 

4177

“Trends in the Education of Women”, 1950 

4178

“Trends in the Hood College Curriculum”, circa 1949 

4179

“What Will You Do With Your Life?”, 1948 

4180

Subseries F: University Of Connecticut, undated, 1945-1988 

Home Economics 

BoxFolder

Annual Report- School of Home Economics, 1963-1964 

4181

Home Economics Pamphlets, undated 

4182

News From the School of Home Economics, 1962 

4183

Correspondence- contacts from and about UCONN, 1959-1989 

4184

Erickson Memorial Film Library Instructional Films, 1984 

4185

UCONN Instructional Films- Supplement, 1976 

5186

University Home Economic Program Includes..., undated 

5187

Speeches and Writings 

BoxFolder

“Aspects of the Changing Role of Women and Implications for Their Education”, undated 

5188

“The Challenge of the Modern World to Education”, undated 

5189

“The Changing Role of Modern Women”- news release, undated 

5190

“Changing Values in Family Life”- excerpt from address, undated 

5191

“Changing Values in Family Life”- clippings, notes, undated 

5192

“Developing Human Resources”, 1961 

5193

“Expanding the Services of the Home Economist in Rehabilitation”, 1960 

5194

Freshman Interview- “Working Wives”, 1959 

5195

“Homemaking Today and Tomorrow”, 1955 

5196

Outline for Discussion of Some Social and Economic Problems Related to the Employment of Mother - notecards, 1956 

5197

“Professional Opportunities Available in a College of Home Economics”, 1966 

5198

“What are the Boundaries of Homemaking”, 1954 

5199

“Where is Our Profession Headed”, 1961 

5200

Articles and Speeches 

BoxFolder

Be Proud You're A Housewife!, 1957 

5201

Better Kitchen Storage, undated 

5202

The Big Parade of Women to Work, 1956 

5203

The Career Mother, undated 

5204

The Challenge of Womanpower, 1958 

5205

Changing Roles of Men and Women- articles, bibliography, undated 

5206

Children and Working Mothers, 1958 

5207

Conference on the Effective Use of Womanpower, 1955 March 10 - 11 

5208

“Continuing Education of Women- Needs, Aspirations, and Plans”, 1963 

5209

The Contribution of Home Economics Education to the Position of Women in the World Today, 1958 

5210

The Homemaker's 100-Hour Week, undated 

5211

I'm Married to a Working Mother, undated 

5212

Let's Listen to Youth, undated 

5213

Life Begins at 50, 1960 

5214

Marriage and Family Living “Women and Work” V.23, 1961 November 

5215

New York State Dietetic and Home Economics Association 

BoxFolder

Correspondence, undated 

5216

Related Material for Speech, undated 

5217

Speeches, undated 

5218
BoxFolder

Notes of Advice for Working Mothers undated 

5219

Notes on Discussion of: Fitting a Volunteer or Professional Career into a Life-time Plan- Home Economics 101, undated 

5220

Outline for “Education of Women for Effective Citizenship”, undated 

5221

Research Issues Related to the Effects of Maternal Employment on Children, undated 

5222

Report of Michigan Conference on Problems of Employed Women, 1961 

5223

“Report of the Committee on Federal Employment” President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1963 

5224

The Role of Modern Woman, undated 

5225

Should Mother's Work?, 1949 

5226

The Structural Effect on Consumer Dispersments of Wives Working, undated 

5227

What Every Teenager Should Know About Dating, undated 

5228

“What Role for Modern Woman” Platform, 1950 

5229

Women's Education- articles and clippings, undated 

5230

Working Mothers... San Diego's Problem, 1951 

5231

Working Wives and Mothers, 1952 

5232

Working Women- bibliographies and articles, undated 

5233

Home Economic Extension Service 

BoxFolder

“Chinese Food and Traditions”, undated 

5234

“Delightful Recipes from the Four Corners of the World”, undated 

5235

“Entertaining With a Cosmopolitan Flavor”, undated 

5236

“French Foods and Traditions”, undated 

5237

“German Foods and Traditions”, undated 

5238

“Hungarian Foods and Traditions”, undated 

5239

“Lower Cost Meals that Please”, undated 

5240

“Metropolitan Cook Book”, undated 

5241

“Shortcuts for Modern Meals”, undated 

5242

“What's Cooking in Finland”, undated 

5243

“What's Cooking in France”, undated 

5244

“What's Cooking in Germany”, undated 

5245

“What's Cooking in Holland”, undated 

5246

“What's Cooking in Italy”, undated 

5247

“What Cooking in New England”, undated 

5248

“What's Cooking in Sweden”, undated 

5249

Handicapped Homemaker's Project 

Speeches and Writings 

BoxFolder

“The Child Amputee and His Parents”, 1972 

5250

A Manual for Training the Disabled Homemaker, 1955 

5251

The Rehabilitation of Handicapped Homemaker -a selected bibliography..., 1967 

5252

A Selected Bibliography on the Rehabilitation of Handicapped Homemakers, 1962 

5253

Suggestions for the Rehabilitation of the Physically Handicapped Homemaker, 1959 

5254

Text of Statement Summarized before the Congressional Hearing- New Haven, CT, 1959 

5255

“Vocational Rehabilitation for Handicapped Homemakers”, 1962 

5256

“Preliminary Suggestions Concerning the Rehabilitation of Orthopedically Handicapped Homemakers”, 1959 

5257

“Suggestions Concerning Vocational Rehabilitation of Orthopedically Handicapped Homemakers, 1959 

5258

“Vocational Rehabilitation Orthopedically Handicapped Homemakers”, 1959 

5259

“Where There's A Will”, 1964 

5260

“Who Should Rehabilitate the Handicapped Homemaker”, 1960 

5261

Work Simplification in Child Care- Teaching Materials for Rehabilitation of handicapped Homemakers, 1962 

5262

Research Material 

BoxFolder

Child Care Equipment for Physically Handicapped Mothers, undated 

5263

Clothes for the Physically Handicapped Homemaker, undated 

5264

Cornell Kitchen - Product Design Through Research, undated 

5265

“Easy Ways”, undated 

5266

Film Strips- “A Severely Handicapped Homemaker Goes Back to Work”, undated 

5267

The Functional Home for Easier Living, undated 

5268

Handicapped Homemakers, undated 

5269

The Heart of the Home, undated 

5270

Help for Handicapped Women, 1958 

5271

Homemaking Hints- National Tuberculosis Association, undated 

5272

Make Work Easier, 1945 

5273

A Manual for Training the Disabled Homemaker, undated 

5274

One-Armed Mother, 1959 

5275

Pamphlets for Programs for/about Handicapped Homemakers, undated 

5276

Pamphlets on Taking It Easy, undated 

5277

Play Experiences Handicapped Mothers May Share with Young Children, undated 

5278

Proceeding: AHEA PreConvention Workshop Expanding the Services of the Home Economist in Rehabilitation, 1960 

6279

Proceedings of the Workshop on the Rehabilitation of the Disabled Homemaker, 1961 

6280

Work Simplification In the Area of Child Care for Physically Handicapped Women 

BoxFolder

Progress Report, 1955-1956 

6281

Cover, Background, and Summary Statement for Final Report, undated 

6282

Summary of the Final Report, 1960 

6283

Final Report, 1955-1960 

6284
BoxFolder

Rehabilitation of Handicapped Homemakers-Motion pictures, Slides, and Bulletins, undated 

6285

“A Report of the UConn Project on Child Care Problems of Physically Handicapped Mothers”, 1961 

6286

Self-Help Clothing for Handicapped Children, undated 

6287

A Severely Handicapped Homemaker Goes Back to Work in Her Own Kitchen, undated 

6288

Sewing and House Cleaning Units for Cardiac Homemakers, undated 

6289

Suggestions for Physically Handicapped Mothers on Clothing for Preschool Children, undated 

6290

Take It Easy When Cleaning - pamphlet, undated 

6291

The Team Approach to the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Homemaker, 1955 

6292

Team Approach Workshop pamphlets and articles, undated 

6293

Where There's A Will- pamphlet, undated 

6294

You Can Do Laundry—With Hand Limitations - with script notes for Slide Series, undated 

6295
Box

Scrapbook, undated 

11

Study Abroad 

Speeches and Writings 

BoxFolder

“ Finland Leads in Instructional in Homemaking Activities for Physically Handicapped Children”, undated 

6296

Homemaking Instruction for Handicapped Children -observations from visit to Finland, undated 

6297

Notes on European Visit, 1961 

6298

Notes on Scandinavian Trip, 1961 

6299

Romance and Gardening- notes on Rehabilitation in Homemaking gathered in Europe, undated 

6300

Contacts Made During Sabbatical Leave Study - rehabilitation in U.S. and  Europe, undated 

6301

Bathroom Modifications for Disabled—Stockholm, undated 

6302

Bathroom Modification for Disabled— Sweden, undated 

6303

Clothing for the Handicapped— Sweden, undated 

6304

Correspondence from Amsterdam, Netherlands (with Diagrams), undated 

6305

Correspondence—foreign, 1968-1973 

6306

Family Kitchen— Sweden, undated 

6307

French Articles and Pamphlets about Handicapped Persons, undated 

6308

Housing for the Disabled— Netherlands, undated 

6309

ICTA— Sweden—Aids for the Disabled, undated 

6310

Information on the Training Apartment—Stockholm, undated 

6311

Physically Handicapped Housewife—printed in Sweden, undated 

6312

Portugal Correspondence, undated 

6313

Quantitative Evaluation of the Activity of Back Muscles in Lifting— Denmark, undated 

6314

Rehabilitation in Canada, undated 

6315

Rehabilitation in Denmark, undated 

6316

Rehabilitation in Finland, undated 

6317

Rehabilitation of the Disabled Housewife Kings College Hospital—London, undated 

6318

Report on the Exhibition of Aids for the Disabled- Australia, undated 

6319

Research about Handicapped Children— Sweden, undated 

6320

Swedish and English versions—“Don't Give up Mother!”, undated 

6321

The Tensions of Home and Job— The Royal Bank of Canada, 1961-1963 

6322

Homemaker Rehabilitation Exhibit 

BoxFolder

Labels for Pictures from International Exhibit, undated 

6323

Material from Exhibit, undated 

6324

Correspondence and Entrance Form from Stockholm 

BoxFolder

Australia, undated 

6325

Denmark, 1960 

6326

England, 1960-1964 

6327

Finland, 1960 

6328

France, 1960 

6329

Stockholm, undated 

6330

Sweden, 1960 

6331

United States, 1960 

6332

President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped 

BoxFolder

Appointments and Certificates, undated 

6333

“Consider the 'Labor Force' in the Home”, undated 

6334

Correspondence, 1978-1988 

6335

Employing the Handicapped in the Home, undated 

6336

Guidelines for Compiling a Directory of Community Services in Rehabilitation/Employment of Handicapped Men, 1966 

6337

Homemaker Rehabilitation before Committee, 1962 

6338

Performance, 1977 

6339

Rehabilitation for Independent Living, 1982 

6340

Reports, Address, and unidentified materials, undated 

6341

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Series III: Books, undated, 1949-1991 

Homemaking for the Handicapped 

BoxFolder

Bookcovers, 1966 

6342

Foreword, undated 

6343

Form Letter from E. May about Buying Book, 1972 

6344

Order Form, undated 

6345

Independent Living for the Handicapped and the Elderly 

BoxFolder

Contracts, Papers about, 1973-1988 

6346

Review and Ad for, undated 

6347

Write-up/ Review, undated 

6348

Ad in fashionable for, undated 

6349

Credits for photographs and drawings, undated 

6350

Bibliographical and Informational Listing, undated 

6351

Addresses of Colleagues and Publishers for Research, undated 

6352

Rough Draft pp. 217-249, undated 

6353

Rough Draft pp. 250-271, undated 

6354

Correspondence- book and Co-authors, 1973-1989 

6355

Subseries A: Speeches and Writings, undated, 1956-1971 

BoxFolder

“Child Care Problems of Physically Handicapped Mothers”, 1958 

6356

Journal of Home Economics 

BoxFolder

Child Care Problems of Handicapped Mothers, 1958 

6357

Handicapped Homemakers Now “Workers”, 1968 

6358

Independent Living for the Disabled Homemaker, 1961 

6359

Industrial Engineering Techniques Applied to the Problems of Homemakers with Physical Limitations, 1963 

6360

International Conference on Homemaker Rehabilitation, undated 

6361

“A Letter to Mothers Who Are Disabled”, 1971 

6362

Management Principles Applied to Homemaking, undated 

6363

“Non-Industrial Applications of Industrial Engineering”, 1961 

6364

“Progress Since 1963” Future Directions for Home Economics In Rehabilitation- presented at AHEA Workshop, 1969 

6365

“Rehabilitation of Handicapped Homemakers”, 1961 

6366

Rehabilitation Views and Previews, 1956 

6367

Remarks Made by Dr. May in Meeting of Woman's Committee, 1963 

6368

Report on Research and Demonstration Projects from the field of Home Economics Relating to Rehabilitation in Area of Homemaking, 1963 

6369

Research and Demonstration in Homemaker Rehabilitation, 1963 

6370

“Suggestions for the Nurse in the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Homemaker”, 1958 

6371

“Value Looks Into the Future”-with Lillian Gilbreth, 1956 

6372

“What Can the Nurse do to Help in the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Homemaker”, undated 

6373

Work Simplification for Handicapped Homemakers, undated 

6374

“Work Simplification for Handicapped Mothers”, 1961 

6375

“Work Simplification in Child Care for Physically Handicapped Mothers”, 1962 

6376

Workshop on Home Management and Family Housing - Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1961 

6377

Subseries B: Subjects, undated, 1949-1991 

Bathrooms 

BoxFolder

Bathroom Adaptations and Modifications for Disabled, undated 

7378

The Bathroom Criteria for Design, undated 

7379

Planning Bathrooms for Today's Homes, undated 

7380

Clothing 

BoxFolder

Clothing Illustrations- with page numbers and positions, undated 

7381

Clothing Illustrations II- with page numbers and positions, undated 

7382

Patterns for Clothes for Handicapped, undated 

7383

Elderly 

BoxFolder

A Checklist for Retirement Houses, undated 

7384

Designing Interiors for the Elderly: Furnishings/Lighting/ Color, undated 

7385

The Family of One, undated 

7386

Many Happy Returns, undated 

7387

Meals for One or Two, undated 

7388

Rehabilitation Literature- Furniture Design for the Elderly, 1966 

7389

65+ by Melvin Oss, undated 

7390

Where Did You Go? Nowhere..., undated 

7391

What Did You Do? Nothing..., undated 

Handicapped Children 

BoxFolder

Articles on toys for handicapped children, undated 

7392

An Attainable Occupational Goal, 1956 

7393

Children An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Professions Serving Children, 1964 January/February 

7394

Feeding the Child with a Handicap, undated 

7395

Growing Up- Cerebral Palsied Children Learn to Help Themselves, undated 

7396

How to Help Your Handicapped Child, undated 

7397

Let's Look at 4-H and Handicapped Youth, undated 

7398

On Being a Parent of a Handicapped Child, undated 

7399

The Preschool Exceptional Child, undated 

7400

Research on the Handicapped Child and the Family, undated 

7401

Self Help- Clothing for Children Who Have Physical Disabilities, undated 

7402

Some Questions and Answers on Occupational Therapy, 1956 

7403

Suggestions for the Development of Natural History Programs in School for Handicapped Children, undated 

7404

Teachers of Crippled Children and Teachers of Children With Special Health Problems, undated 

7405

What Can be Done for the “Homebound Child?”, 1956 

7406

“You Are Not Alone” - Help for Your Crippled Child, undated 

7407

House/ Building Design 

BoxFolder

Design of Buildings to Permit Their Use by the Physically Handicapped, undated 

7408

A Functional Home for Easier Living, undated 

7409

House Planning Aids- Dining Area, undated 

7410

Making Buildings and Facilities Accessible to and Usable by the Physically Handicapped, 1961 

7411

Report on Dwellings for Disabled Persons, 1961 

7412

Sewing and House Cleaning Units for Cardiac Homemakers, undated 

7413

Space Standards for Household Activities, undated 

7414

Wheelchair Houses-pamphlets, 1949-1961 

7415

Kitchen Design 

BoxFolder

Beltsville Energy Saving Kitchen- Workrooms, undated 

7416

Cardiac Efficiency- Kitchen Training Manual, undated 

7417

How to Make Cupboard Storage Devices, undated 

7418

Kitchen in a Low Income Housing Project Adapted for a Paraplegic Homemaker, undated 

7419

Kitchens for Women in Wheelchairs, undated 

7420

“The Physically Handicapped and Kitchen Operation” by Julia S. Judson, undated 

7421

Planning Kitchens for Handicapped Homemakers, undated 

7422

Shaped Kitchen Arrangements - House Planning Aids, undated 

7423

Space and Design Requirements for Wheelchair Kitchens, undated 

7424

“Wheelchair Kitchen” Accent on Living, 1964 

7425

Rehabilitation 

BoxFolder

A Conference on Research Needs in the Rehabilitation of Person's with Disabilities Resulting from Cancer, 1965 

7426

The Disabled Homemaker: Organizational Activities, Family Participation, and Rehabilitation Success, undated 

7427

Future Directions for Home Economics in Rehabilitation, undated 

7428

“The Home Economist Participates” Notes for Rehabilitation Meeting Talk, undated 

7429

Leader's Workshop on Principles of Work Simplification Applied to Problems of Physically Handicapped Homemakers, 1953 

7430

Rehabilitation of the Physically Handicapped in Homemaking Activities Proceedings of a Workshop, undated 

7431

Rehabilitation- The Way to Togetherness by Mary Switzer, 1957 

7432

The Role of Home Economics Specialists in Rehabilitation of the Physically Handicapped -AHEA, 1960 

7433

Syllabus of Rehabilitation Methods and Techniques, undated 

7434

Work Simplification for Handicapped Mothers, 1961 

7435

Self Help for the Disabled 

BoxFolder

Do It Yourself Again Self Help Devices for the Stroke patient, undated 

7436

A Handbook for Your Recovery... with Exercises, undated 

7437

The Helping Hand, undated 

7438

Housekeeping Helps for the Handicapped Homemaker, undated 

7439

How to Get HELP if you are Paralyzed, undated 

7440

Rx for the Disabled House, undated 

7441

Self Help Adaptations for the Adult Cerebral Palsied, undated 

7442

Related Book Material 

BoxFolder

Accent On Living, 1968 Winter 

7443

Articles on Taking It Easy, undated 

7444

US Dept. of Justice- Civil Rights Division Title II, III Highlights (Disability Act), undated 

7445

Dept. of Justice- Federal Register, 1991 

7446

-Nondiscrimination on the basis of disability... pets. III, IV, undated 

Energy Used in Reaching Charts, undated 

7447

The Leaning Post Maryland Society for Crippled Children and Adults, undated 

7448

The New Jersey Conference on the Handicapped “Continuity of Community Services for the Handicapped”, 1961 

7449

Out of the Shadows- the story of Muscular Dystrophy undated 

7450

Outwitting the Therbligs, 1953 

7451

The Physically Handicapped Housewife, undated 

7452

The Role of the Home Economist, Nutritionist, and Dietitian in Rehabilitation of the Physically Handicapped, undated 

7453

Speeches, Correspondence, and Program for American Public Welfare Association, 1961 

7454

“Take It Easy” Washington State Heart Association, undated 

7455

Technology = Disability, University of Nebraska, 1984 

7456

The Three Gifts of Life by  Nellie M. Smith, undated 

7457

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Series IV: Related Materials, undated, 1955-1996 

Subseries A: Writings Post-UConn, undated, 1971-1980 

BoxFolder

Clothing for Adults with Handicaps, On Your Own, 1971 

7458

“Handicapped Children-`On Their Own'-Too” On Your Own, 1973 

7459

“Independent Living for the Handicapped and Aging”, 1980 

7460

“Men- On Their Own”, On Your Own, 1971 

7461

“Not For Veterans Only”, On Your Own, 1974 

7462

“Planning For Retirement”, On Your Own, 1976 

7463

“Planning For Retirement”- notes and article from Health Value, 1977 

7464

Subseries B: Subject Files, undated, 1955-1996 

BoxFolder

Articles and Notes for Elderly Research, undated 

8465

Articles on Home Design and Products for Handicapped, 1995 

8466

Clothing/ Ready-Made Clothing for the Handicapped, undated 

8467
BoxFolder

Correspondence- Rehabilitation in Homemaking, undated 

8468

Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation: A Global Challenge Conference, 1986 

8469

Easter Seals 

BoxFolder

Catalog and Pamphlet on Resources for 

8470

People With Disabilities, undated 

BoxFolder

Rehabilitation Literature, 1977 

8471

Hand Written Material, undated 

8482

Health Association of Broome County 

BoxFolder

Correspondence, 1956 

8472

Notes and Speeches- “Address on the Rehabilitation of the Cardiac Homemaker”, 1956 

8473
BoxFolder

Home Health Care Resource Catalog- Sears undated 

8474

India 

BoxFolder

Correspondence from India Trip, 1964-1965 

8475

“Some Impressions of India Written by a Tourist from the US”, undated 

8476
BoxFolder

KON Forum -KON Home Economics Forum, 1994-1996 

8477

Land Conservation and the Environment -pamphlets undated 

8478

Lillian Gilbreth -articles and correspondence undated 

8479

Listing of Home Economists in Habilitation/ Rehabilitation/ Human Services - University of Missouri, undated 

8480

Magazine Stories, undated 

8481

National Tuberculosis Association 

BoxFolder

Correspondence/ Speech- “What Makes A Board Tick”, 1956 

8485

“What Makes a Board Tick” -speech and correspondence about publication, 1956 

8486

Newspaper Clippings and Articles 

BoxFolder

Handicapped, undated 

8487

Home/ Family, undated 

8488

Various topics, undated 

8489

Women, undated 

8490
BoxFolder

On Your Own - for disabled and elderly, 1972 

8491

100 Years Of Women at UCONN, 1991 

8492

Poems, Clippings, and Pamphlets, undated 

8483

Printed Material, undated 

8484

Programs for the Handicapped Office for Handicapped Individuals, 1977 

8493

“Questions for a Religious Inquiry”, undated 

8494

Scrapbook Material, undated 

9495

Second National Trails Symposium -correspondence and program, 1973 

9495

Self Help Items and Aids for Easier Living, undated 

9497

The Social and Rehabilitation Record, 1973-1974 

9498

Speeches 

BoxFolder

Employment of Mothers Economic Workshop notes and research, undated 

9499

Liberal Arts -clippings and articles, undated 

9500
BoxFolder

State Universities and Faculty, undated 

9501

University of Missouri 

BoxFolder

College of Home Economics, undated 

9502
BoxFolder

Untitled Speeches and Notes, undated 

9503

Volunteering 

BoxFolder

Speech by E.E. May -“The Volunteer in Today's Culture”, undated 

9504

Correspondence, undated 

9505

Articles, 1955-1962 

9506

“Working with Volunteers” -pamphlet, undated 

9507
BoxFolder

Wings of VGRS (Easy Wear Clothing), undated 

9508
Box

Women--A Human resource (grant proposal, Eva Hansl) undated 

11
BoxFolder

Addresses Relating to Books, undated 

9509

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Series V: Photographs, undated, 1901-1994 

Box

Eckhardt Family 

10

Elizabeth E. May, 1901-1993 

Elizabeth E. May (daughter and grandchildren), 1940-1994 

Festivals and Fairs undated 

Pictures and Information, undated 

Pocahontas County Fair, 1926 

Handicapped Homemakers Project (29 large mounted black & white images), undated 

11

Photographs (unsorted), undated 

12

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