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Kate Wentz collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 13, Placement: 11
Identifier: MSA 237

Scope and Contents

Includes a clipping of Wentz's obituary.


  • 1938


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

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

Biographical Information

E. Kate Wentz was born in Indianapolis April 6, 1866. She attended the public schools here and was graduated from Lafayette High School. She received the Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1887 and the Master of Science in 1890. She taught at Purdue University in 1888 to 1890, and studied at Cornell University. She was a friend of George Ade, the humorist. When the mathematics department at Manual Training High School in Indianapolis was organized in 1904 she was named its head and held that position until her retirement. She was a member of teachers' and science societies and associations. These quotes were noted, upon her death, "Miss Wentz was an outstanding teacher, with an unusual ability to inspire boys," said E. H. Kemper McComb, principal of Manual. Edward A. Gardner, an organizer of the Roines Club, while a pupil under Miss Wentz, described her as "without a doubt one of the most beloved and remarkable teachers in the city."


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)


Kate Wentz collection
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2012-06-08.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-22: 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