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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.144

Scope and Contents

This collection includes brochures and other publications describing the Food Science program, reports, newsletters and other publications. Annual Reports are stored separately and include the years 1960–1971, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1996. Also included are subject files and correspondence of Theodore I. Hedrick, a professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

The electronic resource, "The Dairy Foods Industry in Michigan 1860-2003," is a program hosted by John Partridge which discusses the dairy industry in Michigan and Michigan State University's role in the industry.


  • Creation: 1960 - 2009


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Department of Food Science was created in the College of Agriculture in 1959-1960 as an outgrowth of Food Technology courses. Circa 1971 this department merged with the Department of Human Nutrition and Food Development in the College of Human Ecology. The new Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition was jointly administered by the two colleges until circa 2005, when the College of Human Ecology was dissolved. Since then, it has been jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Natural Science.


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Related Archival Materials

The records for the Department of Foods and Nutrition in the College of Human Ecology prior to the merger can be found in collection UA 16.143.

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Records
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
May 2009
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Finding aid written in English.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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