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Professional Life, 1945-1994

Identifier: 2
The Ernest J. McCormick papers (1911-1990; 3 cubic feet) document the life and career of Professor Emeritus and President of PAQ Services Ernest J. McCormick. The majority of the papers date from 1945 to the late 1980s. The McCormick papers document McCormick’s private life and professional career, particularly his professional activities during his tenure at Purdue University. Some personal papers are included, which document McCormick’s academic background, books from his personal library as a child, and materials about and by his daughters. Whenever possible, folder labels in series 2 and 3 have been maintained and complemented with the date range covered. Types of materials in the collection include: correspondence, reports, printed material (brochures, publications, newspaper clippings, books); certificates; diplomas; schedules and itineraries; rosters and lists, photographs; articles written by or about McCormick. Subjects extensively covered include Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) related publications, ergonomics and human factor engineering.


  • 1945-1994

Language of Materials

While to majority of the material is in English, a few newspaper clippings are exclusively in Italian (Series 2, Box 2, Folder 16) and one of his articles is available in Japanese (Series 3, Box 3, Folder 20).

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. One folder is restricted.


1 Cubic Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States