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Hepburn, William Murray, 1874-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1963

Biographical Information

William M. Hepburn was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, and attended Dalhousie College. He worked in libraries in Canada and the United States before becoming Librarian at Purdue University from 1904 until his retirement in 1944. He led the system through construction of the General Library in 1913, a major stack addition in 1934, and the creation in the 1920s of departmental libraries for agriculture, biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, pharmacy, and physics. Hepburn also co-authored a history of Purdue and served as bibliographer and curator for the Goss Library of the History of Engineering.

Citation

Purdue University Libraries, retrieved September 25, 2009, from http://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/PurdueHistory/library.html

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Hepburn and Sears papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 503
Scope and Contents This collection contains information compiled by William Hepburn and Louis Martin Sears for an unpublished book on the history of Purdue's academic departments: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, the Engineering Experiment Station, Engineering Extension Service, Agriculture, Indiana Experiment Station, Agricultural Extension, Pharmacy, Home Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Education, English, History and Economics, Modern...
Dates: 1922 - 1928