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Freeman, Verne



  • Existence: December 25, 1900 - August 10, 1999

Biographical Information

Verne C. Freeman was born in Bentonville, Indiana, in 1900. He graduated from Purdue University in 1923 with a B.S. in Agriculture. As a student, Freeman was involved in establishing the Gimlet Club and joined Alpha Gamma Rho and Alpha Zeta, later serving in national capacities in both organizations. Freeman worked as a high school teacher and for the United States Department of Agriculture before returning to Purdue to earn his M.S. in Agriculture and teach summer courses in animal science in 1924 and 1925. Freeman joined the staff full-time in the fall of 1926 as an instructor and assistant to the Dean of Agriculture and remained at Purdue in various capacities until his retirement on June 30, 1969.

Freeman served as Purdue University's faculty representative on the Athletic Affairs Committee from the late 1940s until his retirement in 1969.


Verne C. Freeman interview, MSO 2, Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Verne C. Freeman papers regarding NCAA infractions

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 70
Identifier: MSF 439
Scope and Contents The Verne C. Freeman papers contain correspondence, notes, clippings, and documents related to an NCAA investigation into improper recruiting methods used by Purdue Basketball Coach George King.
Dates: 1961 - 1967

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.
Dates: 1969 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972