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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.


  • circa 1924


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Norton is originally from Lafayette, Indiana and graduated with a BS from Purdue in 1927. While at Purdue, she participated in campus organizations such as Zeta Tau Alpha, the Y.W.C.A., and the Purdue Girls' Club. After graduation, Norton worked in governmental libraries and became an important benefactor of Purdue University. A distinguished professorship in the Purdue University Libraries was named in her honor.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Esther E. Norton papers
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Keertana Marella
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2011-08-08.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-31: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States