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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:

Stockton, Jack J. Interview, June 27, 1972

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 42, File 1
Scope and Contents Interview consists of one final transcript and one audio reel recording on a Scotch 200 reel.
Dates: June 27, 1972

Stone, Beverly, July 17, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 43
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Beverly Stone by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: July 17, 1972

Tiffin, Joseph H., June 22, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 44
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Joseph H. Tiffin by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: June 22, 1970

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

Weiler, Emanuel T., July 13, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 46
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Emanuel T. Weiler by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: July 13, 1970

White, Harland W., June 17, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 47
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Harland W. White by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: June 17, 1970

Woods, Kenneth B., May 25, 1970 - May 26, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 48
Scope and Contents Two oral history interviews with Kenneth B. Woods by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: May 25, 1970 - May 26, 1970

Zucrow, Maurice J., June 5, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 50
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Maurice J. Zucrow by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: June 5, 1970