Carolyn E. Shoemaker collection
Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSF 343
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a box of memorial pamphlets, one faculty folder, Shoemaker's annotated copy of the Purdue 1926-1927 Directory, and two books owned by her: The Crescent Moon, and The Perfect Tribute.
- 1933 - 1997
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
The faculty folder is open for research. Some parts of the collection have not been processed.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Carolyn Ernestine Shoemaker earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue in 1888, and later a master's degree in 1889. After spending several years caring for her incapacitated mother, Shoemaker found her way back to Purdue in 1900, taking on a position as professor of English Literature with the encouragement of Emma McRae, also a professor of English Literature and widely known "Lady Principal" of the University. In 1913, President Winthrop E. Stone offered Shoemaker the position of Dean of Women in addition to her teaching responsibilities. Among her accomplishments, Dean Shoemaker is remembered for her unceasing efforts in raising funds for the construction of the Purdue Memorial Union and ensuring that the alumni association remained an active organization on campus.
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- Second Edition. Collection description was first completed 2012-05-03.
- 2020-04-06: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella