America 1940-1949: Education Research Article from American Decades

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1898-1985
College President, Chair of Education Committee of New York State Women's Council

From Social Scientist to Home Economist.

Sarah Gibson Blanding began her career as an assistant professor of political science at the University of Kentucky in 1937. Her credentials included a year of study at the London school of Economics (1928-'29). She remained at the University of Kentucky, later becoming the dean of women, until 1941, when she became director of the New York State College of Home Economics at Cornell University. During her tenure there wartime demands for home-economics services quadrupled. She expedited requests for help by promoting food and nutrition education, childcare techniques, conservation and preservation of war materials in short supply, mass feeding, and maintenance of equipment.

Dewey Calls.

Blanding's efforts at Cornell did not go unnoticed. During the last years of World War II Gov. Thomas Dewey of New York appointed...

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