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Helen Bosard papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 361

Scope and Contents

Papers of Helen Bosard, including letters, photographs, and artifacts relating to her time as a student at Purdue University, and information on the Purdue class of 1918. Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory.


  • 1918-1983


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Helen Bosard was born in 1895 to Edgar and Nellie Bosard. After growing up in the Lafayette area, she attended college at Purdue University. Bosard earned her B.S. in home economics in 1918, and earned an MA at the University of Chicago in 1919. While at Purdue, Bosard was very active in extracurricular activities, including Omicron Nu, Purdue Girls' Club, YWCA, Student Council, and the Philalethean Society. Bosard went on to head the department of home economics education at the University of Alabama where she achieved the rank of Associate professor and retired after 27 years in 1965. Bosard moved back to Indiana after retiring, where she died in 1987.


0.363 Cubic Feet (One full-width letter-size manuscript box)

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