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The Mary Beeman collection provides access to photographs, memorabilia, and the collected recipe cards of Mary Beeman, a pioneer in the field of Home Economics education who served as the head of the Department of Home Economics at Ball State Teachers College from 1929 until her retirement in 1951.  During her tenure, she was instrumental in creating a dietetics program and securing federal funds under the Smith Hughes Act for training vocational personnel as well as general home economics teachers.  Upon her retirement in 1951, Beeman received a Fulbright Award to teach home economics at Silliman University in the Philippines and later spent a year with the Beirut College for Women in Lebanon where she helped to equip their Home Economics program with food and clothing laboratories.

The Digital Media Repository also provides access to the Mary Beeman Historic Costumes which contains select pieces of women's clothing ranging from the 1950s to the 1990s.

 

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