Alice Catherine Evans papers, 1908-1965.

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Alice Catherine Evans papers, 1908-1965.

Papers of Alice C. Evans, who graduated from Cornell University in 1909 and served as a dairy bacteriologist for the United States Department of Agriculture and for the United States Public Health Service.

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