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Stone, Beverley, 1916 - 2003

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: June 10, 1916 - April 16, 2003

Biographical Information

Beverley Stone began her 24-year career at Purdue in 1956, serving in the Office of the Dean of Women as an advisor to student organizations such as the Student Government, Panhellenic Association, and Mortar Board. In 1968, she succeeded Helen Schleman as Dean of Women with the rank of assistant professor. During the 1960s Stone ensured that students' voices were heard, requiring that they be appointed to faculty committees and held "speaking seats" at the Board of Trustees meetings.

In 1974, after the Dean of Women and Dean of Men offices were combined, Stone was named Purdue's first Dean of Students, the first woman ever to hold such a position at a Big Ten university. It was also in this year that she co-authored a book with her colleague Barbara Cook entitled "Counseling Women". Stone was an active member of many professional and community organizations and recipient of numerous honors and awards.

In 1980, Stone retired, and Barbara Cook became her successor as Dean of Students. A sculpture honoring both women was installed between Schleman and Hovde Halls on the Purdue University West Lafayette campus. After her retirement from Purdue University, Stone remained active in community affairs and successfully ran for City Council in West Lafayette in 1983; she served from 1984 to 1988.

Citation

MSF 466, Beverley Stone papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Cook papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 467
Abstract The Barbara Cook papers predominantly document Barbara Cook's career in the Dean of Women and Dean of Students office and as professor of education at Purdue University (1956 - 1989), including her leadership roles in Mortar Board and NAWDAC -- National Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors. Types of material include correspondence, speeches, teaching material, articles and essays, and biographical information.

Beverley Stone papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 466
Abstract Biographical documents, correspondence, speech notes and other materials documenting the life of Purdue’s first Dean of Students, Beverley Stone.

Dean of Students records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 29
Abstract Annual Reports, Date File Correspondence, and other documents created by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Dean of Women records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 41
Abstract Annual Reports, budgets, correspondence and other official documents from the office of the Dean of Women.

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.

Carol Pyle collection of Dean of Women and Dean of Students Memorabilia

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 281
Overview Correspondence and clippings documenting Carol Pyle’s relationship with Dorothy Stratton, Helen Schleman, Beverley Stone, and Barbara Cook.

Stone, Beverly, July 17, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 43
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Beverly Stone by Robert B. Eckles.