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Potter, Harriet J. (Harriet Jane), 1904-1972



  • Existence: October 22, 1904 - February 13, 1972

Biographical Information

Harriet Jane Gooden Potter worked for Purdue University residence halls. Potter was born to Elizabeth and [James?] Gooden in Indiana on October 22, 1904. She grew up near Robert's Corner and lived in a farmhouse during her childhood. On December 2, 1945, she married Robert L. Potter. She worked for Purdue University in various residence halls from 1943 to 1964, and lived in Elston, Indiana while she was working at Purdue. Harriet Potter died on February 13, 1972 and is buried in Sickler Cemetery in Tippecanoe County.


Collection file: Harriet J. Potter residence hall recipes. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies


Harriet J. Gooden Potter. (2003). Find a Grave Memorials. Retrieved from:


Rodenberger, J. (2003). Lafayette Journal and Courier Newspaper Index 1902-1952. Retrieved from:

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Harriet J. Potter residence hall recipes and photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 549
Scope and Contents The Harriet J. Potter residence hall recipes and photographs document the work of Harriet J. Potter in Purdue University residence halls. The collection includes 12 wallet-sized black and white photographs of staff at the residence halls, dessert recipes for Purdue residence halls, and related documents. The recipes are either hand written or collected from food packages, newspapers, or magazines, and the related documents include a table of contents for each section of recipes, list of dates...
Dates: 1943 - 1964