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H. M. Appleman autobiography

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 3, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 43

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of an autobiography written in 1960.


  • 1960


Access information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

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

Biographical Information

H. M. Appleman was a graduate of the Manual Training program. President Stone was his mentor, and helped him plan his year's instruction. Appleman writes in his autobiography, "It was nearly all practical work; bench wood work, wood turning, pattern making, foundry, machine shop, mechanical drawing, later called drafting. It was a complicated program for two semesters but with the help of the Dean of Engineering and the various shop instructors it was worked out as fully and smoothly as any program. I was allowed much freedom and the instructors took care to see that I had "all the tricks of the trade." Appleman continues, "In addition to all this I was given employment with the "repair gang" and I worked any extra hours I could find during school days, on Saturday and, sometimes on Sunday. The twenty cents an hour was helpful but the experience almost invaluable. In the spring President Stone offered me a job as shop instructor in Bench Wood-work, Pattern Making and Foundry at fifty dollars a month, and I accepted it to gain greater experience."


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Language of Materials


H. M. Appleman autobiography
In Progress
Mary A. Sego and Adelle Rogers
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2020-06-06.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-24: Collection description updated by Adelle Rogers.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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