Clara A. Cunningham papers
Collection — Box: Communal Collections 5, Placement: 11
Identifier: MSA 85
Scope and Contents
Three publications by Clara Cunningham, "The Effects of Drought Upon Certain Plants--An Experimental Study." Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1896, pp. 208-211. "A Bacterial Disease of the Sugar Beet." Reprinted from the Botanical Gazette, vol. XXVIII, no. 3, September 1899, pp. 177-192, with plates XVI-XX (two copies).
- 1896 - 1899
- Cunningham, Clara Avesta, 1876-1965 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material is in English.
The collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Clara Avesta Cunningham was from West Lafayette, Indiana. She attended Purdue and graduated in 1896 with a BS,and an MS in 1897. While a Purdue undergraduate, Clara was very active in clubs and served as the President of the Young Women's Christian Association, President of the Philalethean Society, and was the class secretary for 1896. Her senior thesis was titled, "Effects of Drought on Certain Native Plants." Her graduate research focused on diseases of sugar beet and the effects of droughts on plants. After graduation, she eventually moved to South Bend, Indiana and became involved with the Indiana Academy of Science, which published some of her work. She was also a high school teacher in South Bend and Indianapolis. She married Frank Elbel of South Bend in 1915.
0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)
The papers are in chronological order.
Source and date of acquisition are unknown.
The papers have been placed into an acid-free folder and acid-free box.
- Clara A. Cunningham papers
- Mary A. Sego
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- Edition statement
- Second edition. Collection description first completed 2011-09-07.