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Roscoe Fraser papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 548

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks, letters, slides, films and news reels, photographs, and printed materials primarily relating to agriculture. Includes information on the Purdue Golden Girl, Purdue farm, livestock, the Indiana State Fair, various crops, the Tomato Festival, and experimental fields. Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory.


  • 1912 - 1974
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1978


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

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

Biographical Information

Roscoe R. Fraser of Monticello, Indiana, graduated from Purdue University in 1916 with a B.S. in Agricultural Education. He taught agriculture in Monticello from 1917 to 1919, taking leave during that time to serve in World War I. Fraser served as the White County Extension Agent from 1920 to 1926 and worked at the Potash Institute before joining Purdue's Horticulture Department in 1933 as the Vegetable Crops Extension Specialist. He spent the next 19 years as an extension agent, becoming a familiar face throughout Indiana for his role in agricultural education and events. Fraser retired from Purdue in 1962 but continued to participate in 4-H and agricultural education activities throughout the state until his death in 1977.


15.00 Cubic Feet (Fifteen cubic feet boxes)

Roscoe Fraser papers
In Progress
Adriana Harmeyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2007-05-09.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-18: Collection identifier updated from 00000RF1 to MSF 548 and descriptive notes added by Adriana Harmeyer.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States