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Arthur Avery papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 65, Placement: 03, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSF 517

Scope and Contents

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

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

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.


0.025 Cubic Feet (Collection is housed in one folder in a communal box.)

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 University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes
Arthur Avery papers
Jennifer Sdunzik
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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