Laura Oakes Cushman (1895-1988)
Laura Oakes Cushman was a Home Economics educator. She taught domestic science at the Walter E. Fernald State School and later the Boston Cooking School. In 1941 she led a Mobile Canteen Cookery Course for the Massachusetts Women's Defense Corps. An instructor at Miss Farmer's School of Cookery in Boston, Cushman also taught at the New England School of Home Arts, the Household Nursing Association, and Framingham State College. This collection includes a memory book, photographs, yearbooks, and Cushman's diaries from 1918 to 1976, many of which detail her extensive travels with Alice Bradley, an acquaintance from Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. It also includes lesson plans, recipes, and other teaching materials from Miss Farmer's School of Cookery, the Boston Cooking School, and the Mobile Canteen Cookery course, among others, and recipes collected by Cushman including those of the Food Magician and his Boston radio series, World Rambles in Epicurean Cookery.