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Stahl, Donna N., 1927-2011



  • Existence: March 22, 1927 - February 7, 2011

Biographical Information

Donna N. Stahl was born March 22, 1927, to Stanton R. and Thelma (Friend) Stahl in Massillon, Ohio. She graduated from Washington High School in 1945 and earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Home Economics from Purdue University in 1949. While at Purdue, Donna was a member of the V. C. Meredith Club (Home Economics Club), the Women's Residence Halls Club, the Wesley Foundation, and the Y.W.C.A. She worked as a dietician at Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio State University, and the Ohio State Department of Education, where she supervised the state's school lunch program. She was active in her local community as a member of the Massillon First United Methodist Church, Massillon Women's Club, First Families of Ohio, and was Past Regent of D.A.R. (1996 - 2001). She died on February 7, 2011 at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio.


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Donna N. Stahl papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 372
Scope and Contents The Donna N. Stahl papers includes photographs, dance cards, clothing, and other ephemera, along with newspaper clippings and correspondence, all of which is memorabilia of Donna N. Stahl, a 1949 Purdue graduate in Home Economics. Of interest may be her personal reflections and article on the 1947 Purdue Bleacher Collapse. This collection may be useful to researchers interested in women in higher education, changing roles of women in the twentieth century, material culture of the...
Dates: 1945 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1951