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Transcript of an interview with Blanding conducted by Dolores Greenberg, June 11, 1964. Subjects include experiences as a child in Lexington, Kentucky, and as a student at the University of Kentucky; experiences as dean of women, University of Kentucky; study at the London School of Economics; impressions of Harold Lasky, Tagore, G.P. Gootch, and Queen Mary; impressions of Flora Rose and the College of Home Economics at Cornell University; discussion of liberal arts in a home economics curriculum, the National Association of Women Deans, and the American Association of University Women; separation of the College of Home Economics from the College of Agriculture; impressions of Carl Ladd, Edmund Ezra Day, Helen Canon, and Martha Eddy; the effect of World War II on the College of Home Economics; attitude of the college faculty; observations concerning President and Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt; comments on Helen Monsch's infant feeding program in Ithaca, New York; observations concerning the administration of the College of Home Economics; comments on two-year colleges; relationships between the College of Home Economics and other units of Cornell University; impressions of Herbert Lehman, Thomas E. Dewey, Charles Poletti, and Fiorello La Guardia.

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