The papers of home economist and Howard professor, Flemmie P. Kittrell (1904-1980) span the period of 1924-1980 and measure approximately 10 linear feet. Dr. Kittrell was the head of the Home Economics department at Howard University from 1944-1971 and at Hampton Institute prior to that. Her collection of personal papers, correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed material provides valuable insight into her life and the field of home economics in the United States and abroad. Correspondents from Hampton include Mary R. Kennedy and Arthur Howe; at Howard, Mordecai Johnson, J. St. Clair Price and Frank M. Snowden. Other notable corrsepondents included in the collection are Mary McLeod Bethune, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, William Stuart Nelson, and Frederick D. Patterson. Additional sources reflecting Dr. Kittrell's accomplishments at Howard can be found in her writings which include fragments of her Ph.D. thesis and a proposal for developing a Ph.D. program in Nutrition.
Staff, MSRC, "KITTRELL, Flemmie" (2015). Manuscript Division. 117.