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Stewart, Lillian, 1886-1976



  • Existence: 1886-1976

Biographical Information

Lillian Victoria Olssen Stewart, along with her husband R. B. Stewart, donated numerous items to Purdue University; among these are the estate of Westwood, which became the home of Purdue University presidents.

The campus building Stewart Center is named, in part, in her honor.


Board of Trustees minutes, February 29, 1972. UA 58, Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

R. B. and Lillian Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0000RBS1
Scope and Contents Papers of R.B. Stewart (Robert Bruce Stewart) and Lillian Stewart. For 36 years, R. B. Stewart served Purdue University as its chief business officer, obtaining a reputation for his financial prowess. Materials primarily relate to Purdue University, and include speeches, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, and documents on trusts and funds and financial matters, band trips, dedications of various Purdue buildings, development of Purdue Calumet, the Stewarts' contributions to...
Dates: 1886 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980