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Don Paarlberg papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 445

Scope and Contents

The Don Paarlberg papers contain writings, letters, memoirs, and poems of Don Paarlberg on foods, farming, and other subjects.


  • 1964 - 2001


Languages of Materials

This collection is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

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

Biographical Information

Donald Paarlberg was a noted author, scientist, and professor of agricultural economics. He graduated from Purdue with a B.S. in 1940 then earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at Cornell University. Paarlberg became a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue in 1946.

In addition to academic research, Paarlberg served in several government positions within the Department of Agriculture. He was integral to the establishment of the Food for Peace program in 1960.


0.65 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter-size manuscript box and one full-width letter-size manuscript box)

Acquisition Information

The majority of the collection was donated by Don Paarlberg on December 23, 1992. "Journey Toward Faith" was donated by Paarlberg on October 9, 1995.

Processing Information

This collection was housed in acid-free folders and boxes.
Don Paarlberg papers
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2010-04-06.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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