The Colonel Filomena R. Manor, USAF Retired, Papers consist of nine boxes. The collection’s content focuses in part on the evolution of the United States Air Force (USAF), Biomedical
and Dietary Science Corp food and diet programs developed from 1947 through 1983, and the related activities of Filomena Manor,
who as an active-duty air force officer from 1950 until 1983, played a chief role in USAF dietetics. Manor, who retired from
the USAF in 1983, began her military career in 1950. The USAF Biomedical and Dietetics Files from 1947 through 1983 reflect the development of the USAF food programs, while the Filomena Manor Files address the individual military career of Filomena Manor and her contributions to the USAF dietetics programs. While the
collection contains general documents of the Biomedical Sciences Corps, two programs, the Cooked Therapeutic In-Flight Meals
(CTIM) program implemented in 1968, and the establishment of the USAF Dietetic Internship program beginning in 1972, were
ones with which Colonel Manor was involved.
Filomena Manor was born Filomena R. Fusco, in Troy, New York, on July 6, 1926. She graduated from Lansingburg High School
in 1944 and delivered the salutatorian address "Women in the Post-War World" to her classmates. Awarded a scholarship with
full tuition to Russell Sage College, she received a B.S. in foods and nutrition in 1948, before moving on to Peter Bent Brigham
Hospital and Simmons College in Boston for a dietetic internship. In 1960, while serving as an officer in the United States
Air Force (USAF), she obtained her M.S. from the Ohio State University. Her master’s thesis became the basis for the Air Force’s
diet supervisor job training standard and course at the Air University located at Maxwell Air Force Base.
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