Miss Benjamin, Farmington State Teachers College, 1952Item 69491 info
Mantor Library at UMF
In 1949, Miss Evelyn Benjamin took charge of the Cottage and cared for the baby while the students doing their Cottage rotation were in classes.
The senior students spent nine weeks living in the cottage. Cottage duties included cook, assistant cook, upstairs housekeeper, downstairs housekeeper, laundress, and nurse of the baby.
Each duty lasted 10-11 days. The cook's budget was 70 cents per day per person and they were often able to stay on budget with the generous donations of fresh vegetables from Mr. Whittier of Tarbox and Whittier Drug Store.