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Norton, Esther Ellis



  • Existence: May 14, 1905 - May 19, 1998

Biographical Information

Norton is originally from Lafayette, Indiana and graduated with a BS from Purdue in 1927. While at Purdue, she participated in campus organizations such as Zeta Tau Alpha, the Y.W.C.A., and the Purdue Girls' Club. After graduation, Norton worked in governmental libraries and was a librarian in Cincinatti for 35 years. She returned to West Lafayette after her retirement and became an important benefactor of Purdue University. A distinguished professorship in the Purdue University Libraries was named in her honor.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Hicks Undergraduate Library scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 72
Overview This collection consists of photographs, program booklets, invitations, and clippings documenting Esther E. Norton's involvement in the dedication and renaming of the Hicks Undergraduate Library.
Dates: 1954 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1982 - 1999