Hertzler, Ann A., Collection

A Guide to the Ann A. Hertzler Collection, 1863-2013 (Bulk 1974-2000) Ms.2001.004


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Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2001.004
Title
Ann A. Hertzler Collection1863-20131974-2000
Quantity
10.3 Cubic Feet 14 boxes; 1 oversize folder; 2 artifacts (on display)
Creator
Hertzler, Ann A., 1935-2014
Creator
Hertzler, Ann A., 1935-2014
Creator
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
Creator
Virginia Cooperative Extension (1995-)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Ann A. Hertzler Collection contains biographical information, publications, project and subject files, and artifacts relating to Hertzler's professional career at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1974-1980) and Virginia Tech (1980-2001). Particular areas of emphasis are children's health and nutrition, food and food programs, and Extension publications from both colleges.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Alternate Form Available

An overview of materials from the Hertzler Collection available in digital format can be found online. Individual items are also linked to their online version in the contents list of the finding aid.

PDF versions of many Virginia Cooperative Extension publications, authored by Hertzler, are available online through VTechWorks here.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Ann A. Hertzler Collection, Ms2001-004, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

Materials in the Ann A. Hertzler Collection were donated in multiple accruals between 2001 and 2011. Additional materials were donated in 2014.

Processing Information

Some initial processing of the Ann A. Hertzler Collection was completed prior to 2008, including a preliminary inventory in 2006. Additional processing, arrangement, and description were completed in September and October 2010. A 2011 donation was processed in March 2012. The 2014 donation was processed in 2017, at which point Series IV was organized into subseries.


Biographical Note

In 1957, Ann A. Hertzler received a B.S. in Home Economics Education from Pennsylvania State University. She taught high school Home Economics for two years. In 1960, she completed a Master of Science in Nutrition at the Drexel Institute of Technology. Between 1960 and 1966, she taught at the Drexel Institute of Technology and Northern Illinois University, and spent a year as a dietitian in England. She then pursued a Ph.D. in Nutrition at Cornell University, completing her studies in 1973. From 1970 to 1980, Hertzler was a professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1980, she joined the faculty at Virginia Tech as a professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, and as a Foods and Nutrition Extension Specialist. She retired in 2001 and was granted Professor Emerita status. Dr. Hertzler died in 2014.

Throughout her extensive career, Ann A. Hertzler wrote numerous articles and presentations, many of which are represented in this collection. She wrote and revised many Virginia Cooperative Extension publications relating to, as well as developed resources for, adult's and children's nutrition. She received national and regional awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship in 1989-1990 and the American Dietetic Association's Award for Excellence in Dietetic Education (1999). Hertzler also worked with many national, regional, and local professional societies, especially the American Association for Families and Consumer Science, the Society for Nutrition Education, and the American Dietetic Association. In addition, she was involved in the development of the Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection at Virginia Tech Special Collections and served on M.S. and Ph.D. committees for students at the University of Missouri-Columbia and at Virginia Tech.

Scope and Contents

The Ann A. Hertzler Collection contains biographical information, publications, project and subject files, and artifacts relating to Hertzler's professional career at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1974-1980) and Virginia Tech (1980-2001). Particular areas of emphasis are children's health and nutrition, food and food programs, and Extension publications from both colleges.

A majority of the publications and personal/professional material was originally contained in two 5-inch binders, which were broken down to facilitate integration with the rest of the collection. These binders included an introduction to the contents, as well as a brief overview of Hertzler's experiences and observations about changes to her field during her career. This introduction is included with the CV (Box-folder 1-1).

The collection is divided into 6 series--Series I: Curriculum Vita and Biographical Information, Series II: Hertzler Publications, Series III: Other Publications, Series IV: Project/Subject Files, Series V: Oversize Materials, and Series VI: Artifacts. Throughout the collection, folders containing publications include bibliographies--see the "Contents List" below.

This collection does not contain information relating to: the courses Hertzler taught at Virginia Tech or other schools; Hertzler's employment experience prior to the University of Missouri-Columbia; projects connected to service with the Virginia Dietetic Association; service in professional organizations; or sabbaticals taken in 1978 and 1989.

Arrangement

Series I: Curriculum Vita and Biographical Information, 1974-2001, contains a CV written in 2001. This folder also includes Hertzler's introduction to the binders mentioned above. The series also includes photocopies of awards Hertzler won, as well as related write-ups and correspondence. Lastly, there are photographs featuring Ann Hertzler from events, conferences, and newspapers articles (1970s-2000).

This series is arranged by material type. Awards are in chronological order. Photographs are, for the most part, on scrapbook pages, and are in their original order.

Series II: Hertzler Publications, 1971-2000, contains 6 subseries. The majority of this series is made up of subseries C and D. Some items have related correspondence attached. Subseries A: Articles includes copies, reprints, and originals of articles written by Hertzler during her tenure at the University of Missouri and Virginia Tech (1974-2000). This subseries does NOT include Extension Service publications. Subseries B: Contributions to Scholarly Works, 1976-2001, contains articles and photocopies of articles in which Hertzler is quoted or otherwise referenced. Subseries C: University of Missouri-Columbia Extension Publications includes handouts and pamphlets written by Hertzler (1971-1980, n.d.). This subseries also contains several publications from the early 1970s. Subseries D: Virginia Cooperative Extension Publications/Adult includes materials written and created by Hertzler relating to adult health and nutrition from 1982-2000. Subseries E: Virginia Cooperative Extension Publications/Children, 1985-1999, contains materials written and created by Hertzler relating to children's health and nutrition. Subseries F: Websites and Internet Information, 1997-2001, includes printouts of websites designed for Hertzler's various projects, as well as related correspondence and presentations.

Folder-level bibliographies are in the "Contents List" below. Subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by title. Material within each subseries is arranged in chronological order. Undated materials in Subseries III are arranged by publication number or publication title, if there is no number.

Series III: Other Publications, 1956-2000, includes 4 subseries. Subseries A: Articles and Reports, 1956-1998 contains publications written about children's nutrition, especially breakfast and school menu planning. Subseries B: Extension Services contains three publications from different state Extension divisions, written between 1979 and 1993. Subseries C: Pamphlets, 1965-1992, includes a selection of published materials created by national or international groups, a majority of which relate to diet restrictions and food choices. This subseries does NOT include materials produced by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Subseries D: USDA includes pamphlets produced by the United States Department of Agriculture. Materials date from 1960 to 2000 and cover topics such as the importance of breakfast, food choices for children, and sodium intake.

Folder-level bibliographies are in the "Contents List" below. Subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by title. Materials within each subseries are arranged in chronological order.

Series IV: Project/Subject Files, 1982-2003, includes publications, correspondence and emails, copies of presentations, notes, and other paper materials relating to nutrition and health topics. In 2017, this series was organized into five subseries. Subseries A: Presentation and Project Materials contains materials from training programs on teaching children safe food handling habits, choosing healthy foods, and meal planning for child care facilities. In addition, this subseries includes VHS and audio cassette tapes from training events, and slides and CDs from presentations given by Ann Hertzler. Subseries B: Subject Files on Cooperative Extension and Nutrition Topics includes collected research from sources relating to children's nutrition, bone health, food labels, and Cooperative Extension activities. Subseries C: Subject Files on Food and People consists of collected researcher on individuals and groups of people connected to aspects of food history, including authors, other researchers, ethnic groups, and professionals. Subseries D: Subject Files on Foods includes collected research on foods or food groups used for papers, presentations, and personal interest. Subseries E: Subject Files on Home and Household contains research on household management topics, especially kitchen utensils and soap/soap-making.

Several files contain folder-level bibliographies in the contents list of the finding aid. Files in each subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

Series V: Posters and Oversize Books, 1989-1996, contains a poster of the human skeleton with labeled bones, a poster showing vegetables, and 3 copies of a book for children about nutrition and choosing healthy foods.

This series is arranged chronologically.

Series VI: Artifacts, c.1863, 1993, n.d., includes several original items--a stone jar from a battlefield, c. 1863, a gelatin mold, and a small sewing box. The series also has a framed display of a food pyramid and Happy Meal toys, produced by the American Dietetic Association and McDonalds in 1993. Dr. Hertzler also donated a 19th century cast iron stove to the libraries, which is in the Special Collections Reading Room. The 2014 accrual also includes a large collection of food-related magnets.

This series is arranged by material type.

Related Material

In 2005, Professor Emerita Hertzler established the Ann Hertzler Children's Cookbook and Nutrition Literature Collection. Her initial donation of publications has grown to nearly 350 items dating from 1882 to 2007, most of which are housed in Special Collections. Additional publications are housed in the circulating collection at Newman Library. The Children's Cookbook and Nutrition Literature Collection is available through the library's online catalog. Books in this collection can be found by a keyword search of "Children's Cookbook and Nutrition Literature Collection."

Separated Material

The following duplicate publications were removed from Series II: Hertzler Publications, Subseries IV and V: Virginia Cooperative Extension Publications, and cataloged for the Special Collections Rare Book Collection:

Hertzler, Ann A., and Phyllis Brown. February 1982. Cookouts and Cooking While Camping, Publication 348-010. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A. May 1984. Potassium in the Diet, Publication 348-911. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A. March 1985. Homemade Baby Food, Publication 348-012. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A. January 1987. Cholesterol in the Diet, Publication 348-909. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A. August 1987. Sodium in the Diet, Publication 348-910. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A. October 1987. Kids, Food, and Money, Publication 348-007. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann, Valya Vincell, Janet Tuckwiller, Kathleen Stadler, Katherine Sharman, and Martha Durst. 1988. Let's Start Eating Smart, Publication 348-650. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A. 1993. Sugar, Publication 348-013. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A., Mick Coleman, and Elaine D. Scott. 1993. Kids, Food, and Television, Publication 348-008. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Debord, Karen, and Ann A. Hertzler. 1993. Developmentally Appropriate Food and Nutrition Skills for Young Children, Publication 348-651. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A., and Karen DeBord. 1993. Kids Cart Smart Food Choices at Home, Shopping, and Eating Out, Publication 348-652. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A., and Karen DeBord. 1993. Germ Squirm: Kids and Safe Food Handling, Publication 348-653. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A., and Karen DeBord. 1993. Hurts and Hazards: Kids, Kitchen Accidents, and Safety, Publication 348-655. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann, and Denise Brochetti. 1995. Food Cents, Publication 348-006. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A. 1995. ABC's of Feeding Preschoolers, Publication 348-009. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A. 1995. Preschoolers' Food Handling Skills-Motor Development, Publication 348-011. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A. 1996. Iron Check List, Publication 348-371. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A., and Karen DeBord. 1996. Health Wealth: Kids, Nutrients, and Health, Publication 348-654. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann A. 1997. Herbs and Spices, Publication 348-907. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Hertzler, Ann. 1999. Nourishing Children with Books, Publication 348-950. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Cooperative Extension.

The following publications were removed from Series IV: Project/Subject Files and cataloged for the Rare Book Collection:

American Home Economics Association. 1980, Handbook of Food Preparation. 8th Edition. Washington, D.C. American Home Economics Association.

United States. 1977. Average Weight of a Measured Cup of Various Foods, no. 41. Home Economics Research Report. Washington, D.C.: The Department.

United States. 1990. Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.

United States. 1975. Food Yields Summarized by Different Stages of Preparation, no. 102. Agriculture Handbook. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

The following VHS tapes were removed from the collection and cataloged for the Special Collections Media Collection:

A Crash Course on Calcium. 1997. Washington, D.C.: National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board.

McDonald's Nutrition Information Center, and Society for Nutrition Education. 1993. What's On Your Plate. Oak Brook, IL: McDonald's Nutrition Information Center, McDonald's Corp. (2 copies)

The following artifact is on display in the Special Collections Conference Room:

Civil War-era stone water jar


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Ann Hertzler Children's Cookbooks and Nutrition Literature Collection
  • Faculty
  • Hertzler, Ann A., 1935-2014
  • History of Food and Drink
  • University History
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension (1995-)
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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Container List

Series I: Curriculum Vita and Biographical Information
1974-2001
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    CV
    2001
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Awards
    1993-2000
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    Photographs (Graduations, Conferences, Events)
    1974-20001995-2000
  • box-folder 1 folder: 4
    Photographs (CHRE Culinary Committee)
    2000
  • box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Photographs (Peacock-Harper Culinary Friends Events)
    2000
  • box-folder 1 folder: 6
    Photographs (Newspaper)
    1981, 1994
Series II: Hertzler Publications
1971-2000
  • Subseries A: Articles
    1966-2001
    • box-folder 1 folder: 7
      Articles
      1966-1979
    • box-folder 1 folder: 8
      Articles
      1981-1985
    • box-folder 1 folder: 9
      Articles
      1986-1989
    • box-folder 1 folder: 10
      Articles
      1990
    • box-folder 1 folder: 11
      Articles
      1991-1995
    • box-folder 1 folder: 12
      Articles
      1996
    • box-folder 1 folder: 13
      Articles
      1998-2001
  • Subseries B: Contributions
    1976-2001
    • box-folder 1 folder: 14
      Articles, Quoted
      1983-2001
    • box-folder 14 1-2 (2 folders)
      Bellamy Newsletter Research Files
    • box-folder 1 folder: 15
      Books
      1991
    • box-folder 1 folder: 16
      Pamphlets
      1976-1996, n.d.
    • box-folder 2 folder: 1
      Presentation Materials
      1982-1995
    • box-folder 2 folder: 2
      Presentation Materials
      1996-2000
  • Subseries C: University of Missouri-Columbia Extension
    1971-1974, n.d.
    • box-folder 2 folder: 3
      Dated Publications
      1971-1974
    • box-folder 2 folder: 4
      "Home Economics Guides" Series
    • box-folder 2 folder: 5
      Undated Publications (MP Series)
    • box-folder 2 folder: 6
      Undated Publications (Y Series and Unidentified)
    • box-folder 7 folder: 1
      Iron for Everyone Cards (2 copies)
  • Subseries D: Virgina Cooperative Extension (VCE)/Adult
    1982-2000
    • box-folder 2 folder: 7
      VCE/Adults
      1982-1995
    • box-folder 2 folder: 8
      VCE/Adults
      1996-2000
  • Subseries E: Virgina Cooperative Extension (VCE)/Children
    1985-1999
    • box-folder 2 folder: 9
      VCE/Children
      1985-1988
    • box-folder 2 folder: 10
      VCE/Children
      1993-1999
  • box-folder 3 1-2 (2 folders)
    Subseries F: Websites and Internet Resources
    1997-2001
Series III: Other Publications
1956-2000
  • Subseries A: Articles and Reports
    1956-1998
    • box-folder 3 folder: 3
      Articles and Reports
      1956-1979
    • box-folder 3 folder: 4
      Articles and Reports
      1981-1998
  • box-folder 3 folder: 5
    Subseries B: Extension Services
    1979-1993
  • box-folder 3 folder: 6
    Subseries C: Pamphlets
    1965-1992, n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 7
    Subseries D: USDA
    1960-2000
Series IV: Project/Subject Files
1982-2013
  • Subseries A: Presentation and Project Materials
    • box-folder 12 folder: 1
      "Cookbooks" Slide Set and Presentation Notes (Ann Hertzler and Jean Robbins)
    • box-folder 4 folder: 4
      Healthy Heart Snack Choices Resource Guide
      1996
    • box-folder 4 folder: 3
      Grant and Fellowship Information
      2001-2003
    • box-folder 4 folder: 5
      "I've Been Working in the Kitchen" Project
      1986
    • box 7
      "I've Been Working in the Kitchen" Slides and Cassette Tape
      1986
    • box-folder 4 folder: 6
      Nourishing Children with Books" Project
      1999-2000
    • box-folder 12 folder: 2
      Nutrition Instructional Publications and Handouts
    • box-folder 4 folder: 7
      "Operation Risk"/Safe Food Handling Materials
      1993
    • box-folder 4 folder: 8
      "Operation Risk" Video and Cassette Tape
      1993
    • box-folder 5 folder: 2
      Peacock Harper Culinary Friends Collection
      2000-2003
    • box-folder 12 folder: 3
      "Putting the Pyramid Into Practice" Slide Set
    • box-folder 5 folder: 3
      "Teaching Children Personal and Household Responsibilities" Script
      1986
    • box 7
      "Technology and Nutrition" Slides
      1998
    • box-folder 5 folder: 8
      "What's in a Meal? A Resource Manual for the Child and Adult Care Food Program"/Food Planning
      1982-1988
    • box-folder 6 folder: 1
      "What's in a Meal? A Resource Manual for the Child and Adult Care Food Program"/Food Planning
      1992-1994
    • box-folder 6 folder: 2
      "What's in a Meal? A Resource Manual for the Child and Adult Care Food Program"/Food Planning
      1995
    • box-folder 6 folder: 3
      "What's in a Meal? A Resource Manual for the Child and Adult Care Food Program"/Food Planning
      1995,1998, n.d.
  • Subseries B: Subject Files on Cooperative Extension and Nutrition Topics
    • box-folder 13 folder: 1
      Children's Nutrition
    • box-folder 4 1-2 (2 folders)
      Food Labels
      1992-1995, n.d.
    • box-folder 5 folder: 1
      Osteoporosis
      1995-1998
    • box-folder 5 folder: 4
      USDA Team Nutrition Calendar Companion
      1997
    • box-folder 5 folder: 5
      Virginia Cooperative Extension Media Relations
      1997-2001
    • box-folder 5 folder: 6
      Virginia Cooperative Extension Training
      1996-1998
    • box-folder 5 folder: 7
      Virginia Cooperative Extension Training
      1999-2000
  • Subseries C: Subject Files on Food and People (Specific and General)
    • box-folder 13 folder: 2
      M. A. Buie
    • box-folder 13 folder: 3
      Fannie Farmer
    • box-folder 13 folder: 4
      Indians
    • box-folder 13 folder: 5
      Rachel A. Katelaars
    • box-folder 13 6-8 (3 folders)
      Kooner Festivities
    • box-folder 13 folder: 9
      Nurses
  • Subseries D: Subject Files on Foods
    • box-folder 13 folder: 10
      BBQ
    • box-folder 13 folder: 11
      Butter and Sugar
    • box-folder 13 folder: 12
      Christmas Foods
    • box-folder 13 13-14 (2 folders)
      Coffee and Tea
    • box-folder 13 folder: 15
      Cornbread and Popcorn
    • box-folder 13 folder: 16
      Custard and Pudding
    • box-folder 13 folder: 17
      Gingerbread
    • box-folder 13 folder: 18
      Goose
    • box-folder 13 folder: 19
      Hardtack
    • box-folder 13 folder: 20
      Jell-O
    • box-folder 13 folder: 21
      Lemons
    • box-folder 13 folder: 22
      Peanuts
    • box-folder 13 folder: 23
      Pearl Ash and Other Leavening Agents
    • box-folder 13 folder: 24
      Rice
    • box-folder 13 folder: 25
      Salt
    • box-folder 13 folder: 26
      She-Crab
    • box-folder 13 folder: 27
      Spices
    • box-folder 13 folder: 28
      Syllabub
    • box-folder 13 folder: 29
      Vanilla
    • box-folder 13 folder: 30
      Vegetables
    • box-folder 13 folder: 31
      Victorian Funeral Foods
    • box-folder 13 folder: 32
      Waffles
    • box-folder 13 folder: 33
      Whiskey
  • Subseries E: Subject Files on Home & Household
    • box-folder 13 folder: 34
      Kitchen Utensils
    • box-folder 13 folder: 35
      Soap (see also disk in Kitchen Utensils folder)
Series V: Posters and Oversize Publications
oversize folder: 11989-1996
Series VI: Artifacts
c.1863, 1993, undated
  • box 9
    Food FUNdamentals National Nutrition Month partnership kit (framed)
    1993
  • box 10
    Food and Nutrition Pins and Keychains
  • box 8
    Gelatin mold and small antique sewing cabinet
  • box 10
    Grocery Shopping Set
  • box 10
    International Bread Set; Bread Set
  • box 14
    Magnets: Characters and Kitchen Appliances
  • box 14
    Magnets: Food Products (1 of 2)
  • box 14
    Magnets: Food Products (2 of 2)
  • box 10
    Nutrition magnets
  • box 11
    Native American doll
  • artifact object: 3
    19th century stove
  • box 11
    Silver cup from the Peacock Harper Culinary Friends
  • artifact object: 1
    Stone jar and lid
    c.1863
  • artifact object: 2
    Tea kettle
  • box 10
    "What We Eat in America 1994-1996" mug