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Women's Archives. Susan Bulkeley Butler Women's Archives

 Collecting Area
Identifier: Women's Archives
The Susan Bulkeley Butler Women's Archives collects, preserves, and makes available for research original and rare materials that capture the often overlooked and under-represented stories of women and their communities in Purdue and Indiana's past. Collections include papers, photographs, audio-visual materials, digital media, rare books, and select artifacts documenting women faculty, staff, and students at Purdue University; organizations and programs at Purdue that support women; and significant women and women's organizations in Indiana. The Women’s Archives actively seeks new collections that align with this focus, particularly those that represent women from diverse backgrounds, women of color, women in the LGBTQ+ community, and women who have challenged traditional gender roles. The Purdue Archives and Special Collections established the Women's Archives in 2006 after receiving a generous donation from Susan Bulkeley Butler.

Found in 366 Collections and/or Records:

Esther E. Norton papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 10, Placement: 11
Identifier: MSA 181
Scope and Contents Materials collected by Esther Norton. The collection includes prints of older campus buildings and locations including the entrance, Fowler Hall, the drive way, University Hall, the lion fountain, the library, and the Mechanical Building. Also includes flyer from the First Annual Student Show and a picture of the Zeta Tau Alpha house. Esther Ellis Norton (Purdue class of 1927) served in governmental libraries and became an important benefactor of the Purdue Libraries.
Dates: circa 1924

Notes on Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Hammond and clipping on Alice and Edwin Ayres

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 50
Identifier: 2022-001
Dates: Other: undated; July 24, 1915

Geneva Nugent collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 33: Series Series 1, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSF 289
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one folder, which contains an article about Geneva Nugent.
Dates: 1931

Zoe Dell Nutter papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 81
Scope and Contents This collection contains aviation-related serial publications, copies of photographs, National Aviation Hall of Fame programs, and clippings pertaining to the life of aviatrix Zoe Dell Nutter.
Dates: 1965 - 2010

Mary O'Hara papers on Helen Bass Williams

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311
Overview This collection documents Dr. Mary O'Hara's research into and relationship with Helen Bass Williams and includes research notes, correspondence, oral history recordings, interview transcripts, and published materials.
Dates: 1951 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1985 - 2000

Harriet E. O'Shea papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 33: Series Series 1, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSF 291
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one folder which contains articles about and by Dr. Harriet E. OShea.
Dates: 1934 - 1947

Our Poetic Tribute to Amelia Earhart album

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20120416

Panhellenic Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 163
Scope and Contents The Panhellenic Association records includes materials documenting the activities of both the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association, particularly as it relates to their membership. Records include scrapbooks, awards, minutes, correspondence, pamphlets, brochures, news articles, RUSH and Fraternity Life guides, and more. Topics of particular interest include alcohol policies, racial issues, community involvement, housing, and black fraternities.
Dates: 1956 - 2002

Panhellenic Association records, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20200113

Judith Pask papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSF 514
Scope and Contents Envelope: audio cassette, buttons, slides from the libraries Box with letter from Bruce A. Hufford, Director, Annual Giving, which contained a slice of the former Michael Golden Labs ("One Brick Higher").
Dates: 1981-2000

Patsy Mellott papers

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20150508.1
Dates: circa 1969 - 2009

Paul Rafford Jr. papers on Amelia Earhart

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20190315

Faith Wayne Pearson papers

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSA 258
Abstract This collection includes clippings and articles pertaining to Pearson’s aviation activities while at Purdue, as well as her involvement in the Purdue engineering program, with the debate team, the WBAA campus radio station, Alpha Chi Omega, her acquaintanceship with Dr. Lillian Gilbreth,  and her employment in the campus bookstore. The collection also includes one photograph of Pearson, circa 1995, a speech she composed detailing some highlights of her life and career, and a copy of her...
Dates: 1940-2000; Other: Majority of material found in 1940s; Other: Date acquired: 06/04/2012

Annie S. Peck letter and photographs

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 9: Series MSA 163, Series 1; Series MSA 163, Series 2, Placement: 01, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSF 536
Scope and Contents The Annie S. Peck letter and photograph includes one letter from and two photographs of Annie Smith Peck. The letter is written to an unknown recipient regarding the scheduling of a lecture, the first photograph is from a magazine and depicts Peck in her mountain climbing gear, and the second is a photocopied portrait of Peck.
Dates: undated

Linda Levy Peck papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 529
Scope and Contents The Linda Levy Peck papers document Peck's career (particularly her tenure at Purdue) and many publications. Of particular note in the collection is the sub-series on Women at Purdue. During her tenure at Purdue, Peck was highly involved with various women's rights organizations on campus as well as the landmark TIAA-CREF pension lawsuit. The collection includes correspondence, personal records, awards, drafts, revisions, and manuscripts. This collection would be of interest for researchers of...
Dates: 1949 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1992

Peg Smith Collection on Amelia Earhart

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20080123
Dates: circa 1932 - 2002

Nancy Bowden Peterson collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 191
Scope and Contents Nose warmer, hand knitted by Nancy Peterson, circa 1965. Our Babies: Their Feeding, Care and Training by Dr. Herman N. Bundesen, 1938. Margaret Amsden's (Peterson's mother) recipe collection from her days as a Purdue student, circa 1938.
Dates: 1938 - 1965

Philalethean Literary Society records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 101
Overview This collection contains records ledgers, photos, and event programs documenting the activities of the Philalethean Literary Society, as well as their published constitution.
Dates: 1877 - 1924

Lynne Ann Phillips scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSA 343
Scope and Contents The Lynne Ann Phillips scrapbook was compiled by Lynne Bruce as a student at Purdue University from 1957 to 1962. It contains information related to Purdue Bands, Tau Beta Sigma, cooperative housing, and student activities. Formats of materials include booklets, photographs, news clippings, dance cards, and small artifacts.
Dates: 1958 - 1962

Photograph from Amelia Earhart's 1937 World Flight, Karachi, India

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 46, Folder: 1
Identifier: 20200903

Harriet J. Potter residence hall recipes and photographs

 Collection — Box 1: Series MSF 549, Series 1; Series MSF 549, Series 2
Identifier: MSF 549
Scope and Contents The Harriet J. Potter residence hall recipes and photographs document the work of Harriet J. Potter in Purdue University residence halls. The collection includes 12 wallet-sized black and white photographs of staff at the residence halls, dessert recipes for Purdue residence halls, and related documents. The recipes are either hand written or collected from food packages, newspapers, or magazines, and the related documents include a table of contents for each section of recipes, list of dates...
Dates: 1943 - 1964

Doris Hurt Powers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 2
Scope and Contents The Doris Hurt Powers papers (1942 – 2008; 2 cubic feet) documents the student, aviation, and business activities of Doris Hurt Powers. Powers’ experience as a woman breaking into the male-dominated fields of engineering and aeronautics is well documented through autobiographical speeches and her memoir Nothing but Blue Skies. One strength of the collection are the speeches delivered by Powers that address the particular challenges and opportunities encountered...
Dates: 1945-2011; Other: Date acquired: 03/04/2009

Purdue Convocations Educational Travel Program records

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20160901.3

Purdue Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 182
Abstract This collection contains papers, photographs, programs, correspondence, and reports documenting the activities of Pi Omicron and its successor the Purdue Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers.  The records also document the difficulties that women in science have faced over the years.
Dates: 1945-2004; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1990; Other: Date acquired: 11/06/2012

Purdue Student Section, Society of Women Engineers, addition 02

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20190509