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Bloye, Amy I. (Amy Irene), 1888-1968



  • Existence: October 22, 1888 - August 20, 1968

Biographical Information

Amy Irene Bloye was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on October 22, 1888. Bloye earned a Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.) in Home Economics from the University of Chicago (1917) and a Masters in Home Economics from Columbia University (1928).

Bloye had a long career at Purdue University. In 1918, she started at Purdue as an Instructor in Foods and in 1925 she was promoted to Assistant Professor of Foods. In 1926, Bloye became the first head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition, part of the newly formed School of Home Economics. Bloye continued her career in Foods and Nutrition, becoming an associate professor in 1931 and full professor in 1938. She retired as head of Foods and Nutrition in 1953 but continued on in the School of Home Economics, working as an administrative assistant starting in 1955. She earned the designation of Professor Emeritus of Foods and Nutrition in 1959, when she officially retired from Purdue.

Throughout her career, Bloye authored many recipes, pamphlets, and instructions on foods, specifically bread-making.

Amy Irene Bloye died on August 20, 1968 in Greenwood, Indiana where she had been living since her retirement.


Board of Trustees. (1969, January 14). Minutes. Board of Trustees minutes collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, West Lafayette, IN. Retrieved from:


Department of Nutrition Science. (2016). History. Purdue University. Retrieved from:

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ladies Hall collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20131113

Purdue University recipe file

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 2023-016