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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 262 Collections and/or Records:

Murphy Family papers

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSA 273
Scope and Contents The Murphy Family Papers (1916-1929, 1999; 0.5 cubic ft.) document the student life and activities of Rosemary Murphy and Mary Marguerite Murphy during their school days at Purdue University. Subject areas include women's sports at Purdue University (basketball, soccer, track), the Purdue "We Girls Rifle Team," physical education for women students at Purdue, and the various fraternities, sororities, honors and athletic societies to which the Murphy women belonged. The bulk of the papers were...

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.

Nancy Friedersdorf papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 484
Abstract The Nancy Friedersdorf papers document the professional career of Nancy Friedersdorf, primarily through speech and workshop notes, along with a smaller amount of biographical materials.

Nancy L. Miller Griffith papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 7: Series MSA 135, Series 1, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSA 127
Scope and Contents The Nancy Griffith papers include a schedule for New Civilian Students and a Purdue News pamphlet, 1944.

Virginia Nilles collection of Home Economics papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 65, Placement: 07, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 278
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a collection of recipes produced by the School of Home Economics in 1932. The recipes are compiled under various categories, e.g., "Recipes for Inexpensive Dishes" and "Menus for St. Valentine's Day."

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.

O. Jane Jarrell Class Schedule Card

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 2, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSA 305
Abstract This collection consists of the handwritten class schedule card of O. Jane Jarrell.

Opal D. Stech scrapbook

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSA 36
Scope and Contents The Opal D. Stech collection (1928-1934; 0.2 cubic feet) is contained in a scrapbook, which documents Opal Stech's time as a Purdue student. The scrapbook includes programs from various events, invitations, newspaper clippings, news photographs and mementos. Some of the organizations and subjects in the scrapbook include the Purdue Christian Foundation, the Little Theater, the Women's Athletic Association, numerous convocations and lectures, Kappa Beta, Mother's Day events, The Twelve...

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.

Patsy Mellott papers

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20150508.1

Pauline Mariotte-Davies papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 99
Scope and Contents The Student's Verb Blank, prepared by P. Mariotte-Davies

Pearl E. Child collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 4, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSA 66
Scope and Contents The Pearl Child papers include correspondence, teacher's certificates, Tri-State College certificate, clippings, report cards, tuition receipts, recommendation letters, postcards, photographs, Mansfield Machine Works catalog, issue of The Valley Register, two issues of The Ohio Farmer, cards detailing food traits.

Annie S. Peck letter and photographs

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 66, Placement: 16, 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.

Linda Levy Peck papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 529
Overview The collection contains papers related to the career and various publications of Dr. Linda Levy Peck, a former History Professor at Purdue.

Peg Smith Collection on Amelia Earhart

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20080123

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.

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.

Purdue Convocations Educational Travel Program records

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20160901.3

Purdue Graduate Dames Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 146
Abstract 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.

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.