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Robert L. Eichhorn papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 65, Placement: 04, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSF 519

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one grant proposal for the development of a handbook for the assessment of needs of elderly Americans for state and area agency planners, composed by Robert L. Eichhorn and Cheryl A. Maurana, director and assistant director of Purdue's Health Services Research and Training Program, respectively. The paper contains valuable information regarding the history of the research and training program.


  • 1978


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical Information

Robert L. Eichhorn was born April 24, 1924 in Yates Center, Kansas. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Kansas University, his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Serving as a combat medic in World War II, he received a bronze star for his service. He taught at Purdue University for 35 years, from 1954 until 1989. With the help of many of his former graduate students, the Department of Sociology has endowed a fellowship in Professor Eichhorn's honor for a Ph.D. student in Medical Sociology. Source:

"Obituary. Robert L. Eichhorn." Journal and Courier, 17 June 2014.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One letter-size folder. )

Acquisition Information

The collection was transferred by the College of Liberal Arts Advancement Center via Lori Sparger, July 03, 2012.

Physical Description


Processing Information

The original order of the materials has been retained whenever possible. All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.
Robert L. Eichhorn papers
Jennifer Sdunzik, Saad Mukhtar
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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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