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Kohls, Richard L. (Richard Louis), 1921-



  • Existence: April 19, 1921 - May 28, 2006

Biographical Information

Richard L. Kohls was the Dean of Agriculture at Purdue University from 1968-1980. Kohls received his bachelor's degree from Purdue in 1942, master's degree from the University of Missouri in 1947, and doctorate degree from Purdue in 1950. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

During his time at Purdue University, Kohls held the positions of Assistant Department Head of Agriculural Economics and Assistant Academic Vice President.


Richard L. Kohls Interview, July 20, 1970. MSO 2, Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

"Richard L. Kohls Obituary." Lafayette Journal and Courier, May 30, 2006, pg. 8.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Class of 1942 collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 88
Identifier: MSA 398
Scope and Contents The Class of 1942 collection contains a commencement address, class reunion program, class directory, and memories from the class of 1942 compiled in a booklet.
Dates: circa 1942-1990s

Kohls, Richard L., July 20, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 20
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Richard L. Kohls by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: July 20, 1970

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