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Roberts, O. D., 1911-



  • Existence: 1911-

Biographical Information

Oscar D. Roberts attended junior college in Chicago, Illinois, and later attended the University of Illinois, where he received bachelor's and master's degrees. Roberts then worked as a teacher and a coach in Blue Island, Illinois; North Brook, Illinois; Toledo, Ohio; and Oak Park, Illinois. He later became the Counselor for Men at the University of Oklahoma. Roberts served at Purdue University as the Assistant Vice President for Student Service and the Dean of Men.


O. D. Roberts Interview, July 16, 1970. MSO 2, Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Rose Bowl ticket envelope signed by Purdue astronauts

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 73, Placement: 1
Identifier: MSP 249
Scope and Contents One Rose Bowl ticket envelope, signed by Purdue astronauts Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan, Roger Chaffee, and Gus Grissom in 1967. Signatures were collected by Dean O. D. Roberts and his wife.
Dates: 1967

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

Roberts, O. D. , July 16, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 37
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with O. D. Roberts by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: July 16, 1970