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Stone, M. Beverley (Marguerite Beverley), 1916-2003

 Person

Dates

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

Biographical Information

Beverley Stone, or Bev 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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Cook papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 467
Overview 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.
Dates: 1932 - 2012; Other: Date acquired: 11/04/2009

Christina Faulkner collection of Purdue women materials

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 65, Placement: 02, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 275
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of papers sent to or collected by Ruth Bender including letters from and clippings relating to Helen Schleman, Dorothy Stratton, and Beverly Stone. In addition, there are typed poems written by Goldeen Papenguth.
Dates: circa 1984-1992

Collection on Helen B. Schleman

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 307
Content Description This collection includes a collection of papers and artifacts that were collected during Helen Schleman's life and posthumously by individuals who were close to her, such as Dorothy Stratton and Betty Nelson. Some items were donated after they were removed from an exhibit on Schleman that was previously installed in Schleman Hall.
Dates: 1940 - 1992