Mack, Pauline Beery, 1891-1974

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Dr. Pauline Gracia Beery Mack was born 19 December 1891, in Norborne, Missouri. In 1913 she earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Missouri and chaired science departments in three Missouri high schools before attending Columbia University where she received a master's degree in 1919. That year, she joined the Penn State faculty, completing her Ph.D. in 1932. In 1923 she married botanist Warren Bryan Mack who later became head of Penn State's Department of Horticulture. Dr. Mack served as chemistry professor (1932-1952) and director of the Ellen H. Richards Institute for Research in Foods, Shelter, and Clothing (1941-1952) at Penn State and as dean (1952-1962) and director of research (1952-1973) at Texas State College for Women. She was renowned for her pioneering research in the application of chemistry to study foods and textiles.

From the description of Pauline Beery Mack papers, 1922-1950. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 694895916

Pauline Mack was director of the Ellen H. Richards Institute at Pennsylvania State College until 1952.

From the description of Guest book, 1897 September-1935 December 14. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 32829679

Internationally-renowned scientist acclaimed for her pioneering research in the areas of bone-density, nutrition, textiles, and detergency.

T.S.C.W. Dean and Director of Research, College of Household Arts and Sciences, 1952-1962; and Director of Research Foundation in Household Arts and Sciences, 1962-1973.

From the description of Pauline Beery Mack papers. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 20803746

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referencedIn Wendt, G. (Gerald), b. 1891. Letters, New York, N.Y., to Dean F.C. Whitmore, 1930 July 1 and 6. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Mack, Pauline Beery, 1891-1974. Guest book, 1897 September-1935 December 14. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Mack, Pauline Beery, 1891-1974. Pauline Beery Mack papers. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
creatorOf Mack, Pauline Beery, 1891-1974. Pauline Beery Mack papers, 1922-1950. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Texas Woman's University. Cottonseed research papers, 1972-1994. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
creatorOf Mack, Pauline Beery, 1891-1974. Chemistry in Home Economics (Pennsylvania State University) notebook, 1942. Chemical Heritage Foundation, Othmer Library of Chemical History
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Birth 1891-12-19

Death 1974-10-22

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