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Jackson, Helen P.S. (Helen Purinton Shimer), d. 1994


Biographical Information

Helen Jeanne Purinton earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue University in 1943. During her doctorate, Purinton oversaw "Home Management House #4" as part of her degree.

After receiving her Ph.D., University of New Hampshire hired Purinton, now Helen Purinton Shimer, as a faculty member in the chemistry department (1943-1950's). Mansfield State College (now Mansfield University) in Pensylvannia subsequently hired Shimer as a professor of foods and nutrition, where she stayed until her retirement (1966-1978).

Helen Purinton married twice, becoming Helen Purinton Shimer and later Helen P.S. Jackson. She had one son in her first marriage, Charles Purinton Shimer.

She passed away in 1994.


Helen Purinton photograph album collection file. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries. West Lafayette, IN.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Helen Purinton photograph album

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 49
Identifier: 2022-033
Dates: September 16, 1940 - October 9, 1940