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Hatt, Elise, 1899-1988



  • Existence: April 6, 1899 - July 19, 1988

Biographical Information

Elise Hatt was born in 1899 in West Lafayette, Indiana. She was the daughter of Dr. William K. and Josie Bell Hatt. Dr. W.K. Hatt was a prominent professor in the Engineering School and headed the civil engineering department for many years. Ms. Hatt was a member of the Class of 1922, but there is no record of her graduating. Ms. Hatt appears to have stopped taking classes after her junior year. While a student, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Interestingly, although she didn't graduate, Ms. Hatt continued at Purdue in the President's Office and in a research capacity. Her research focused on student retention and enrollment. She married Dudley Rhodes Campbell in 1932, and the couple moved to Michigan. In Michigan, Ms. Hatt continued her research in higher education, and expanded her scope to include child development. She published many papers and also taught at the Merrill Palmer Institute and Wayne State University. She also had two children: David and Bonnie. Ms. Hatt died in 1988.


Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Elise Hatt papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 7, Placement: 15
Identifier: MSA 137
Scope and Contents Publication by Hatt through the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education,"Vocational Education in Geneva, Switzerland," 1924.
Dates: 1924