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Collins, Barbara Cook, 1918-2004



  • Existence: August 11, 1918 - February 14, 2004

biographical information

Barbara Cook Collins graduated from Purdue in 1940 with a B.S.S. While at Purdue, Collins was the first female athlete to represent Purdue as a National Champion Diver and was the first woman to be inducted into the Purdue Athletic Hall of Fame. Collins was also a member of the inaugural class of female cheerleaders in 1939.


1939 Debris Yearbook, Purdue University

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Barbara Cook Collins collection of Cheerleading Uniforms and Pennants

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 26
Abstract The collection contains a women’s cheerleading uniform and several pennants from 1939.
Dates: 1939; Other: Date acquired: 11/02/1988