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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 271 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Veneman Lyles papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20120622
Dates: circa 1900 - 2009

Barbara (Babs) Elsbury papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSF 501
Abstract Scrapbooks and papers documenting the academic and professional life of Barbara Elsbury, as well as the academic and social activities of Purdue University.
Dates: 1954-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1954-1970; Other: Date acquired: 02/12/2016

Eulora Miller papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 49: Series MSA 29, Series 2; Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series MSF 83, Series 3; Series MSP 142, Series 2, Placement: 14
Identifier: MSA 280
Scope and Contents The papers include Eulora Miller's diploma from Purdue and a play she wrote.
Dates: 1880 - 1905

Eurodelphian Literary Society records

 Collection — Box 1: Series MSP 124, Series 1; Series MSP 124, Series 2
Identifier: MSP 124
Abstract Collection includes record books documenting the activities, meetings, and members of the Eurodelphian Literary Society, as well as documents relating to their rituals and the national chapter.
Dates: 1920 - 1932

Eva Goble papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 3
Abstract This collection contains materials that document the activities of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in the 1950s, as well as the activities of Eva Goble and her contributions to the Purdue University School of Home Economics.
Dates: 1920 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1980; Other: Date acquired: 11/06/2008

Evaleen Stein papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 2, Placement: 12
Identifier: MSP 190
Abstract The collection includes poems and letters written by Evaleen Stein.  All but one poem are handwritten.
Dates: 1889-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1889-1909

Emma P. Ewing papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 21, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSF 127
Scope and Contents One folder containing publication information by Emma Pike Ewing.
Dates: 1888 - 1892

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

Phoebe Farris papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 471
Abstract This collection contains materials that document the career of Phoebe Farris. It covers her publications, as well as her contributions to art shows and exhibitions.
Dates: 1972 - 2011

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

Clint Fink papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 300
Overview The Clint Fink papers document Fink's life and career as a peace activist and educator. The collection includes articles and notes, correspondence, personal artifacts, photographs, and publications.
Dates: 1864 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1995

Cleo Fitzsimmons papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 73
Overview The Cleo Fitzsimmons papers documents Fitzsimmons' career as a professor and department head in Home Management at Purdue University. Materials include correspondence, photographs, awards, publications, and faculty hood belonging to Fitzsimmons.
Dates: 1928 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Laura A. Fry collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 22, Placement: 06
Identifier: MSF 136
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a press release from the Greater Lafayette Museum of Art announcing Laura A. Fry's exhibition of decorative arts; Rookwood art pottery and contemporary art glass.

There are also two pages of references to Laura Fry from the Special Collections card catalog index to Purdue publications (Debris, 1899-1914).
Dates: 1982

Lella R. Gaddis papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 22, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSF 138
Scope and Contents This collection includes an article written by Lella Gaddis in 1917 as well as clippings and photographs pertaining to her life, activities, and work.
Dates: 1917 - 2009

Florence A. Gates papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 6, Placement: 24
Identifier: MSA 118
Scope and Contents The Florence Gates papers include one item, "Some Health Conditions Existing Among Our High School Girls." Reprinted from The Pedagogical Seminary, vol. XXVI, no. 2, June, 1919, pp. 153-161. [2 copies]
Dates: 1919

Esther L. Gault papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 120
Scope and Contents The Esther L. Gault papers, including transcripts, receipts, admission application, teaching license, newspaper clippings and her framed diploma, BS 1928.
Dates: 1924 - 1978

George Palmer Putnam collection of Amelia Earhart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 9
Scope and Contents The George Palmer Putnam collection of Amelia Earhart papers (1785-1948; 31.1 cubic feet) documents the personal life, aviation career, and business activities of pilot Amelia Earhart. Types of materials include: advertisements, articles, artifacts, awards, blueprints, books, certificates, charts, commemorative coins, contracts, correspondence, data sheets, diagrams, ephemera, flight logs, licenses, maps, newspaper clippings, notebooks, notes, permits, photographs, poetry, postage stamps,...
Dates: 1785-1948; Other: Majority of material found within 1928-1937

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Library of Management Research and Professional papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 8
Scope and Contents The Gilbreth Library of Management documents the pioneering research of Frank Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth in the fields of time and motion study. Commonly referred to as the N-file, the collection covers the Gilbreths quest to find The One Best Way in job performance, worker satisfaction, efficient office management, and home economics. Company files in the collection include: New England Butt Company, Regal Shoe Company, Remington Typewriter Company, Sears & Roebuck, National Cash...
Dates: 1845 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1906 - 1924; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1938

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 7
Scope and Contents The Gilbreth Papers documents the professional and personal lives of Frank Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth. The collection consists of personal papers, letters, correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia that Lillian Gilbreth collected during her life regarding her youth, marriage, family, and career.
Dates: 1869-2000; Majority of material found within 1949-1968; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1971

Helen Gould collection of Purdue dance cards and theater programs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 294
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 41 dance cards, four theater programs and seven Purdue related ephemera and miscellaneous memorabilia from Helen Gould's tenure are a Purdue student, 1922-1926.
Dates: 1922 - 1926; Other: Majority of material found within 1923 - 1924

Zelda Gould collection of Amy Otis Earhart correspondence and photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 79
Scope and Contents The Zelda Gould collection of Amy Otis Earhart correspondence and photographs documents the thoughts and feelings Amelia Earhart's mother, Amy Otis Earhart, was experiencing after the disappearance of her daughter, and then coming to terms with her fate. Topics also include World War II and the events following the war, politics and elections, current events of the era, hobbies, personal concerns, thank-you notes, among other topics. There are some newspaper clippings about Amelia...
Dates: 1930 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1949

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

Violet B. Haas collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 23, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSF 155
Scope and Contents One folder containing a program from the funeral service for Violet Haas.
Dates: 1986

Mabel L. Harlan papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 24, Placement: 01
Identifier: MSF 163
Scope and Contents One folder containing publications by Mabel Harlan.
Dates: 1915 - 1954

Harriet J. Potter residence hall recipes and photographs

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20110310