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Darling Avery, Adelaide Jeanne "Addie", 1940-1961


Biographical Information

Adelaide Darling was one of Purdue's most famous Golden Girl baton twirlers. She served in this capacity from 1958 to 1960. Her sister Teddie became Purdue's fifth Golden Girl from 1964 to 1964. Adelaide was born in Idaho in 1940 but grew up in California. Her early death was due to the blood hemorrhage on the brain. She had married fellow Purdue student Vell Avery III before she passed away.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Collection of Purdue Photos and Ephemera

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 66, Placement: 03, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 286
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one colored Purdue campus postcard, one student ID card from the mid-1940s belonging to Helen Neher, and two black-and-white photographs. One photographs shows four gentlemen, two of them possibly athletes shaking hands with two men in suits. The other photograph shows Golden Girl Adelaide Darling with giant household appliances.
Dates: ca. 1945 - 1960s