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Cordell, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1896-1986



  • Existence: July 1, 1896 - July 29, 1986

Biographical Information

Richard A. Cordell was born July 1, 1896, in Bloomington, Indiana. Cordell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree (A.B) from Indiana University in 1917, followed by his Master of Arts (A.M.) in 1925, also from Indiana University. Cordell studied at the University of London from 1930-31.

Cordell began working as a professor at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1919. There he was named as the George Ade Professor of English. Cordell was a Lecturer in Japan and Formosa in 1962 and 1964, respectively. Cordell was a member of the Parlor Club in Lafayette, Indiana.

Cordell died July 1986, in Lafayette, Indiana.


Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2009. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009. <>

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Richard A. Cordell papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 17, Placement: 21
Identifier: MSF 76
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one folder, which contains a short biography on Richard Cordell, an Agricultural Extension Service Bulletin written by him, and catalog records for the books he authored/edited.
Dates: 1931 - 1961

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.
Dates: 1969 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972