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The Margaret Wallace Moon Endowment for the Florence G. Wallace Conservation Laboratory


Margaret Wallace Moon

The Margaret Wallace Moon Endowment for the Florence G. Wallace Conservation Laboratory was established in 2005. Margaret Wallace Moon established the endowment in honor of her late mother. Through her donation to the MSU Libraries, Mrs. Moon acknowledged her mother’s unwavering support for her success. Mrs. Moon’s father died when she was very young, resulting in a very difficult time for her mother. The Endowment is a legacy to the many sacrifices that Mrs. Wallace made for her daughter to attend Michigan State University. Margaret Wallace Moon attended Michigan State College from 1943-47 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics — Food and Nutrition. After completing a fellowship in food research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earning a Master of Science degree in 1950, Mrs. Moon returned to her alma mater to serve as an instructor in Food Preparation, Nutrition, and Experimental Cooking from 1950-53. During 1954-55, Mrs. Moon taught Home Economics, Food Preparation and Nurses Training-Nutrition at Wayne State University. Leaving academia behind, Mrs. Moon later served as the Director of Test Kitchen and Product Use Coordinator at the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek from 1961-64. MSU Libraries appreciate Mrs. Moon’s generosity, because it provides the means to care for and repair rare books, historical maps, and more, for the benefit of present and future generations of scholars.

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