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A Guide to the Ouida Davis Abbott Speeches and Writings

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

March 2005 (Updated June 2019)

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Abbott, O. D. (Ouida Davis), 1892-
Title: Ouida Davis Abbott Speeches and Writings
Dates: [Circa 1920]-1955
Abstract: Dr. Abbott's speeches, some of her publications, and a notebook containing her botany lectures.
Extent: 0.2 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: Ms Coll. 068
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Ouida Davis Abbott was head of the Department of Home Economics at the Agricultural Experiment Station from 1925 to 1959. She was a leading nutrition researcher and wrote extensively on mineral variations in vegetables grown in different soils. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and was head of the Science Department at Flat River Junior College in Missouri before coming to the University of Florida.

Scope and Content

The collection contains Dr. Abbott's speeches and some of her publications. Also included is a notebook containing her botany lectures, presumably given at Flat River.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ouida Davis Abbott Speeches and Writings, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

Box Folder
11 Botany Lectures Notebook and Publications [The Utilization of Pentoses by Yeasts and the Composition of Plant Gums (1926); Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children (1939); Effect of Avitaminosis A on the Blood Picture of Albino Rats (1938); Nutrition - general (1940), Nutritional Anemia in Florida]. 1926-1940
12 Speeches. 1939-1947
13 Speeches. undated

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Home economics, Rural.
Missouri -- Park Hills -- Flat River.
Nutrition -- Research.
Rural children -- Nutrition.
University of Florida. Agricultural Experiment Station. Dept. of Home Economics.

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