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Transcript of an interview with Blanding conducted by Gould Colman, February 5, 1964. Topics discussed include her childhood experiences on a cattle farm in Iowa; description of home economics education in an Iowa secondary school; food conservation during World War I; home economics at Nebraska Wesleyan University; evaluation of graduate study at Ames in institutional management; job opportunities for institutional management majors; effect of social and technological changes on institutional management curriculum; teaching experiences at the University of Wisconsin and at Cornell; development of the graduate program and work in cafeteria management at Cornell; relations between the Department of Institution Management and other departments at Cornell; development of the School of Hotel Administration; and impressions of Flora Rose and Katherine Harris.

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