Guide to the Alfie Nelson Laboratory Notebook

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Nelson, Alfie Adelene.
Title: Alfie Nelson Laboratory Notebook
Dates: 1921-1922 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.02 cubic ft. (1 volume)
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Summary: The Alfie Nelson Laboratory Notebook was used by Nelson in her Household Chemistry course at Oregon Agricultural College in 1921-1922.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Alumna Alfie Nelson graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1924 with a B.S. in Home Economics. Originally from Portland, she attended OAC for 4 years from 1920-21 through 1923-24. She returned to Portland after graduation and later became known by the name of Alfie Nelson Maltby.

Content Description

Laboratory notebook used for chemistry laboratory exercies during 1921-1922. It includes procedures, sketches of apparatus, equations, results, and evaluations by instructor. Of especial note are fabric swatches from a textile dyeing exercise. These laboratory exercises were written as part of Household Chemistry courses Ch 111, 112, 113.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Alfie Nelson Laboratory Notebook, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information


  • Subject Terms :
  • Chemistry--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon.
  • Dyes and dyeing--Chemistry.
  • Home economics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon.

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