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Volk, Norman James, 1901-1990



  • Existence: January 16, 1901 - April 24, 1990

Biographical Information

Norman "Norm" J. Volk attended University of Wisconsin Madison and received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in agronomy. He worked on the reserach staff of the United Fruit Company. Volk also worked as a soil chemist and head of the Department of Agronomy at Auburn University in Alabama. He served at the head of the Department of Agronomy, Associate Director of the Purdue Agricultural Experiment Station, Associate Dean of Agriculture, and Dean of Agriculture at Purdue University.


First meeting of the 1991-1992 Purdue University Senate, UA 8, Purdue University Faculty and Senate records, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Research Center, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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

Volk, Norman J., July 8, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 45
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Norman J. Volk by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: July 8, 1970