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Eckles, Robert B.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: April 11, 1910 - January 22, 1993

Biographical Information

Robert "Bob" Bower Eckles was born on April 11, 1910 in York, Nebraska. He graduated from Harvard University in 1932, attended Queen's College for a year, and returned to Harvard university for his Ph.D in history in 1938. He worked at Stephens Junior College in Columba, Missouri, Culver Military Academy in Indiana, Kent State University in Ohio before accepting a faculty appointment at Purdue University in 1945.

At Purdue he taught Western Civilization Courses, trained eight master's level students, and served as the faculty sponsor for the Purdue Crew. He published several articles, a textbook, and "The Dean: A Biography of A.A. Potter" as well served as a Fellow in the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain and a chair member of the American Historical Association's Committee on Microfilming. He took a three year leave of absence from Purdue University to direct the Indiana Historical Society's Natural History Gas Project. He later became the president of the American Microform Academy in Boston, became the co-founder of the Midwest Conference on British History, and served as executive secretary and chair of the Advisory Committee on the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation.

His family consisted of his wife, Anne Alexander Eckles, his daughters, Alison E. Gereneser and Sarah E. Hunter, his stepdaughters Sylvia W. Cutler and Suzanne W. Burg, and three grandchildren.

Citation

Purdue University Senate, Seventh meeting of the 1992-1993 Purdue University Senate, UA 8, Purdue University Faculty and Senate records, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Research Center, Purdue University Libraries

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

Andrews, Frederick N., July 30, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-series 1
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Frederick N. Andrews by Robert B. Eckles.

Berkshire, William T., May 1, 1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with William T. Berkshire by Robert B. Eckles.

Brenes, Edin E., July 7, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Edwin E. Brenes by Robert B. Eckles.

Brown, Herbert C., September 22, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Herbert C. Brown by Robert B. Eckles.

Buchanan, Dewitt W., July 21, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Dewitt W. Buchanan by Robert B. Eckles.

Butz, Earl L., July 14, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Earl L. Butz by Robert B. Eckles.

Cordell, Richard A., July 29, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Richard A. Cordell by Robert B. Eckles.

Day, John S., July 9, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with John S. Day by Robert B. Eckles.

Fan, H. Y., June 29, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with H. Y. Fan by Robert B. Eckles.

Fontaine, William E., July 27, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with William E. Fontaine by Robert B. Eckles.

Freehafer, Lytle J., June 22, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Lytle J. Freehafer by Robert B. Eckles.

Freeman, Verne C., June 9, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Verne C. Freeman by Robert B. Eckles.

Haas, Felix, September 10, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents One oral interview with Felix Haas by Robert B. Eckles.

Hawkins, George A., July 17, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with George A. Hawkins by Robert B. Eckles.

Hicks, John W., July 5, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 15
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with John W. Hicks by Robert B. Eckles.

Hovde, Frederick L., May 16, 1972 - August 31, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 16
Scope and Contents Twelve oral history interviews with Frederick L. Hovde by Robert B. Eckles.

Jenkins, Glenn L., July 10, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 17
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Glenn L. Jenkins by Robert B. Eckles.

Karling, John S., July 13, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 18
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with John S. Karling by Robert B. Eckles.

Knoy, Maurice G., July 11, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 21
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Maurice G. Knoy by Robert B. Eckles.

Koffler, Henry, July 14, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Henry Koffler by Robert B. Eckles.

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.

Lawshe, Charles H., June 24, 1970 - Spring 1986

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 22
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Charles H. Lawshe by Robert B. Eckles. One oral history interview with unknown interviewer.

Lawshe, Charles H. Interview, June 24, 1970

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 22, File 1
Scope and Contents Interview consists of one final transcript and one audio reel recording on a Scotch 200 reel.

Mackey, Guy J., July 17, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 23
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Guy J. Mackey by Robert B. Eckles.

Mallett, Donald R., July 2, 1970 - October 29, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 24
Scope and Contents Two oral history interviews with Donald R. Mallett by Robert B. Eckles.