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Sisters for Health Education (S.H.E.) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 150

Scope and Contents

The Sisters for Health Education (S.H.E.) records (1979 – 1982; 1.4 cubic feet) documents the creation and operations of this Purdue student organization. The educational materials in this collection record the kinds of sexual and reproductive health information available to college students at the time. The collection also shows the difficulties encountered trying to establish an organization that talked openly about issues of abortion, birth control, and rape during this era. Types of materials include circulars, clippings, correspondence, and planning notes.


  • 1978-1982
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/01/2013


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


1.40 Cubic Feet (Three full-width letter-size manuscript boxes and one half-width letter-size manuscript box)


Correspondence, administrative records, pamphlets, and circulars documenting the formation and activities of a student group focusing on women's health issues.

Custodial History

The S.H.E. records were housed in the Women's Studies Program office before being transferred to the Karnes Archives and Special Collections in 2013. The custodial history before this transfer is unclear.

Source of Acquisition

Women's Studies Program

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from Women's Studies Program.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

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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