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Special Collections: Guide to the Kathryn Elizabeth Briwa papers

Administrative Information

Collection title:  Kathryn Elizabeth Briwa papers
Collection number:  SpC MS 1724
Dates of collection:  1921-1960 (bulk 1960)
Size of collection:  1 box (.3 linear feet) 
Provenance:  Gift of Helen Briwa and Dorothy Ball in 2005 and 2011.
Arrangement: Original order of categories maintained; chronological within each category.
Restrictions on access and use:  Stored in the library's remote storage area.  One week's notice requested for access.

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

The collection 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.


f1  Madam Curie luncheon, 1921
f2  Men's Faculty Club special privileges, 1923
f3  Cooperative Extension publications, 1942-1948
f4  Reprint of The Beloved Captain
f5  Miscellaneous correspondence, thank you cards, n.d.-1960
f6  Correspondence, University of Maine President Arthur A. Hauck, 1944-1954
f7  Correspondence, Cooperative Extension educational programs, 1950-1960
f8  Photographs, George E. Lord, A.L. Deering
f9  Farm and Home Week ribbon, A.L. Deering Day pin, 1955
f10  Certificate of Appreciation, Maine Civil Defense and Public Safety, 1957
f11-12  U.S.D.A. Superior Service Award, 1960
f13-14  Correspondence, photographs related to retirement, 1960


Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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