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A Guide to the Howard Appledorf Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
January 2012

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Appledorf, Howard, 1941-1983
Title: Howard Appledorf Papers
Dates: 1968-1983
Abstract: Correspondence, lecture notes, and research of University of Florida Human Nutrition professor, Howard Appledorf.
Extent: 0.8 Linear feet. 2 boxes.
Identification: Manuscript Collection 56
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Howard Appledorf (1941-1983) served as a member of the faculty in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida from 1960 until his death in 1983. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in Nutrition, he came to UF following post-doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. He had several professional affiliations, including the Institute of Food Technologists and the Society for Nutrition Education. Appledorf was the recipient of three teaching awards at UF, including Teacher of the Year in 1974, and in 1978 was designated a UF Distinguished Lecturer. As national spokesman for the Institute of Food Technologists, he argued that "fast foods" are of high nutritional value.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence to and from professional organizations, fast-food franchises, and fellow faculty members. Also included are his numerous publications aimed at both the members of his profession and the general public, lecture notes for his undergraduate level course entitled "Man's Foods" along with research notes for and descriptions of the many departmental nutrition projects he oversaw as professor.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Howard Appledorf Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Food Science Courses.
1 Curriculum Vitae.
1 Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, UF.
1 Articles and Publications.
1 Correspondence.
1 World Book Correspondence.
1 Lecture Notes, FS 201, Fall 1974.
1 Lecture Notes, FOS 2001, Fall 1982.
1 Fish and Chips.
1 Florida Seafood.
1 Restaurant Steak-Food Analysis.
1 Cruess Award Nomination.
1 Nutritional Evaluation of Foods in Florida.
1 Food Science Department Self-Study, 1970.
1 Thiamine Project.
1 Correspondence, publications, project materials (9 files).
2 Correspondence (5 files).
2 Burger King.
2 Research Computations and Notes.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Convenience foods -- United States
Institute of Food Technologists
Junk food -- United States
University of Florida -- Food and Resource Economics Dept -- History

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