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Arthur Avery papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 65, Placement: 03, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSF 517
The collection consists of black-and-white photos and photo proof sheets of Dr. Avery with kitchen equipment as well as a biographical essay about his tenure at Purdue and in the food industry.


  • 1989


0.05 Cubic Feet (Collection is housed in one folder in one letter-size communal box.)

Biographical Information

Arthur C. Avery (1915 -1998) was a professor of Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management in the School of Consumer and Family Sciences. In the foodservice equipment industry he is considered a pioneer. In 1978, Professor Avery was named "Hospitality Educator of the Year" by the world-wide Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators. He began his teaching career at Purdue in 1969 and left a deep impact on campus. Purdue's foodservice research lab is named in his honor.

Acquisition Information

The collection was transferred from the College of Health and Human Sciences, December 01, 2012.

Related Materials

UA 15, College of Health and Human Sciences records, Purdue Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.
Arthur Avery papers
Jennifer Sdunzik
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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