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Nancy Friedersdorf papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 484

Scope and Contents

The Nancy Friedersdorf papers (1965 – 2016; 1.2 cubic foot) documents the student services career of Nancy Friedersdorf at Purdue University. A large majority of the collection is composed of speech manuscripts and speech notes from Friedersdorf’s many speaking and workshop engagements throughout her career. The rest of the collection consists of biographical documentation about her professional career. Very little information about Dr. Friedersdorf’s life outside of her Purdue career is included in the collection.


  • 1965 - 2016
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/09/2013


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


1.20 Cubic Feet

3 mss. boxes other_unmapped

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 mss._boxes

Language of Materials



The Nancy Friedersdorf papers document the professional career of Nancy Friedersdorf, primarily through speech and workshop notes, along with a smaller amount of biographical materials.

Arrangement Note

The Nancy Friedersdorf papers are organized into two series: 1. Biographical Information, 1965 – 2016 (0.2 cubic feet).  This series contains a resume, correspondence, documentations of praise from colleagues and clients, clippings, and pamphlets. 2. Speeches, 1968 – 1989 (1 cubic feet) This series contains both manuscript-formatted speeches and speech notes on index cards. When possible, materials in both series are arranged by date. Undated materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Some note card materials are undated and untitled, so no arrangement was possible.

Source of Acquisition

Nancy Friedersdorf, PhD

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Nancy Friedersdorf, September 11, 2013.

Accruals and Additions

20131104; 20131022

Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States