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Janet Lee Vaughn papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 13, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSA 231

Scope and Contents

Thesis of Cleo Fitzsimmons, Some Contributions of Economic Theory to Home Economics, University of Illinois, 1944. Catalog record for Janet Lee Vaughn's thesis, Consumer's Preferences for Goods Related to Stages of the Family Life Cycle, 1967.


  • undated


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright use information

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

Biographical Information

Janet Lee Vaughn was born on March 28, 1934 in Waterman, Illinois. She graduated from DeKalb Township High School, DeKalb, Illinois, in 1952. Vaughn graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1956, majoring in home economics education. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Home Economics from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana in 1960, majoring in home management and family economics.

Vaughn served on active duty as an officer of the United States Army Reserve, Women's Army Corps, at Fort McClellan, Alabama, from 1956 to 1958. She was a home management specialist for the Vermont Agricultural Extension, Burlington, Vermont, from 1959 to 1961.

Vaughn was a graduate instructor at Purdue University in the Home Management and Family Economics Department, while completing work toward the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in home management and family economics and minors in education and research methods. She was awarded her Ph.D. from Purdue in 1967. She was a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, Kappa Delta Pi and Omicron Nu.

Janet passed away in DeKalb, Illinois on July 12, 2012.


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Edition statement
Third edition. Collection description was first completed 2012-06-08.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-01: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella
  • 2022-10-11: Biography section updated by William Niner.

Repository Details

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