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Louise Jenison Peet papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 12/5/51

Scope and Content

This collection (1925-1995, undated) contains biographical information, correspondence, research materials, subject files, printed materials and photographs.


  • 1925-1995, undated

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Louise Jenison Peet was born in 1885, in Cambridge, Mass. To Frank Alvin and Jeannie (MacQuarrie) Jenison. She received her B.A. (1908) in Chemistry and Mathematics and an M.A. (1911) in Chemistry and Physics from Wellesley. She attended the University of Zurich, Switzerland, from 1912 to 1913 where she studied Chemistry. In 1916, she married William Hartwell Peet in Wellesley, Mass., and then moved to Ames, Iowa in 1927.

Peet received her Ph.D (1929) in Nutrition and Physiology from Iowa State and she was Professor and Head of the Household Equipment Department at Iowa State (1931-1953). She was also Professor Emeritus of Family Environment at Iowa State. Prior to moving to Ames, Peet taught at William Woods College, Fulton, Mo.; and the American College for Women in Istanbul, Turkey. She was also a visiting professor at the University of Illinois, the University of Wyoming, Oregon State College, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University.

Dr. Peet was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Nu, Sigma Delta Epsilon, and Iota Sigma Pi. She was awarded the Faculty Award of Iowa State University and an Alumni Merit Award of the Iowa State Club of Chicago in 1970. She was an author and co-author of several books, including Household Equipment and Homemaker’s Equipment Guide.

Dr. Peet died in Ames in 1983.


9.58 Linear Feet (17 document boxes, 2 half-document boxes, and 1 oversized box)


The collection is arranged in five series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1952-1995

Series 2: Research Materials, 1939-1962, undated

Series 3: Course Materials, 1934-1966, undated

Series 4: Publications, 1930-1969, undated

Series 5: Printed Materials and Photographs, 1925-1964, undated

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 12/5/51. Louise Jenison Peet papers, 1925-1995, undated
June 15, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672