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Kathryn E. Briwa was a foods and nutrition specialist for the University of Maine Extension Service from 1941 until her retirement in 1960. She earned a B.A. degree from Vassar College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She received a national Superior Service Award from the United States Department of Agriculture in 1960 for her work in promoting better nutrition, strengthening school lunch programs, training volunteer groups for wartime and emergency meal planning, and for pioneering work in group weight control.
The record group contains personal correspondence, photographs, and a few Cooperative Extension publications related to Dr. Briwa’s career. The majority of the letters were written in recognition of her retirement.
Food Science | History
Size of Collection
0.3 linear feet (1 box)
Dates of Collection
1921-1960, bulk 1960
UA RG 0011.050
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Briwa (Kathryn Elizabeth) Papers, 1921-1960" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 259.