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Shoemaker, Carolyn E. (Carolyn Ernestine), 1868-1933

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1868 - 1933

Biographical Information

Carolyn Ernestine Shoemaker earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue in 1888, and later a master's degree in 1889. After spending several years caring for her incapacitated mother, Shoemaker found her way back to Purdue in 1900, taking on a position as professor of English Literature with the encouragement of Emma McRae, also a professor of English Literature and widely known "Lady Principal" of the University. In 1913, President Winthrop E. Stone offered Shoemaker the position of Dean of Women in addition to her teaching responsibilities. Among her accomplishments, Dean Shoemaker is remembered for her unceasing efforts in raising funds for the construction of the Purdue Memorial Union and ensuring that the alumni association remained an active organization on campus.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue Graduate Dames Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 146
Overview The records contain membership information as well as a variety of notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the Purdue University Graduate Dames.  Also included are correspondence and programs for the National University Dames society.
Dates: 1931 - 1964; Majority of material found within 1931 - 1955

Mortar Board records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 148
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, photographs, certificates, pamphlets, and scrapbooks, that document the history and activities of the Mortar Board honor society at Purdue University.
Dates: 1924-2015; Other: Date acquired: 02/06/2014

Carolyn E. Shoemaker collection

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSF 343
Scope and Contents The collection contains a box of memorial pamphlets, one faculty folder, Shoemaker's annotated copy of the Purdue 1926-1927 Directory, and two books owned by her: The Crescent Moon, and The Perfect Tribute.
Dates: 1933 - 1997