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Kassandra Agee Chandler papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 363

Scope and Contents

The Kassandra Agee Chandler papers document Chandlers' time as a student at Purdue, with particular focus on her nomination as the first and only African American Homecoming Queen at Purdue. The papers also document the many student activities with which she was involved and her career and alumni involvement. The collection includes personal records, newspaper clippngs, photographs, correspondence, and artifacts. This collection would be useful to researchers interested in student life in the 1970s and 80s, women in business, and the Business Opportunity Program.


  • 1971 - 2012
  • Majority of material found within 1977 - 1982


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of the material in this collection are in the public doman. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Kassandra Agee Chandler was born in Gary, Indiana, and graduated from Purdue in 1981 with a BS in Accounting. As a sophomore in 1978, Agee was named Purdue's Homecoming Queen out of an initial group of twenty-four competitors. She was the first African American to hold the position. Agee was also an active student, as she was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta freshman honor society, Purdue Pals, and the Black Voices of Inspiration Choir. Agee Chandler was also a former president and founding member of Purdue's Society of Minority Managers.In addition, Agee also served as a social counselor for the Business Opportunity Program in the School of Management and was a member of the Mortar Board senior honor society. After graduating from the Krannert School of Management, she held positions at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Exxon, Dow Chemical and Proctor & Gamble. Agee Chandler is founder and principal consultant of Systematic Design Consultants, an information technology consulting firm, in College Station, Texas.


0.90 Cubic Feet (Two letter-size full width manuscript boxes and one oversized flat folder.)


The Kassandra Agee Chandler papers are arranged chronologically by type in three series.
  1. Homecoming
  2. Student Life
  3. Career

Physical Access Information

The newspapers in the collection are fragile and should be handled with care.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated in installments by Kassandra Agee Chandler on April 16,2015 and Febrary 6, 2018.

Processing Information

All materials have been rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Newsprint has been photocopied and original clippings discarded; some complete newspapers have been kept for context and historical significance. Duplicate material and circulars held elsewhere in the archives have been removed.
Kassandra Agee Chandler papers
Virginia Pleasant
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
First edition.

Revision Statements

  • 2023-02-03: Related materials statement added, by William Niner

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States