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Howard Appledorf Papers

Identifier: Ms Coll. 056

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence to and from professional organizations, fast-food franchises, and fellow faculty members. Also included are his numerous publications aimed at both the members of his profession and the general public, lecture notes for his undergraduate level course entitled "Man's Foods" along with research notes for and descriptions of the many departmental nutrition projects he oversaw as professor.


  • Creation: 1968-1983



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Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Howard Appledorf (1941-1983) served as a member of the faculty in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida from 1960 until his death in 1983. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in Nutrition, he came to UF following post-doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. He had several professional affiliations, including the Institute of Food Technologists and the Society for Nutrition Education. Appledorf was the recipient of three teaching awards at UF, including Teacher of the Year in 1974, and in 1978 was designated a UF Distinguished Lecturer. As national spokesman for the Institute of Food Technologists, he argued that "fast foods" are of high nutritional value.


0.8 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Correspondence, lecture notes, and research of University of Florida Human Nutrition professor, Howard Appledorf.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

A Guide to the Howard Appledorf Papers
Finding aid created by Dept. Staff
January 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America