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Hermann H. Remmers and the Purdue Opinion Panel collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 533

Scope and Contents

This collection contains reports generated by Hermann H. Remmers and the Purdue Opinion Panel from the 1940s to the 1970s. It also contains a photograph of Remmers.


  • 1940 - 2011


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Historical Information

The Purdue Opinion Panel was initiated in 1941 by Dr. Hermann H. Remmers, Professor of Psychology and Director of Educational Reference, and was active until 1976. At the time the panel was operating, it was the only source of research dedicated to high school students from the perspective of parents and that studied students' educational goals, issues, and needs. Purdue faculty used the panel's studies in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students.


1.025 Cubic Feet (One cubic foot box and one folder)

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated on January 11, 2012, by Phyllis Arline Coling, a former member of the Purdue Measurement and Research Center and Director of the Purdue Opinion Panel. The item "Drugs, Booze, and Tobacco: How a Story was Handled" was moved from MSF 321, the Hermann H. Remmers papers.

Processing Information

Collection materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Materials from a binder were removed and rehoused in Folder 25. The black and white portrait photograph of H.H. Remmers was foldered and boxed.
Hermann H. Remmers and the Purdue Opinion Panel collection
Sarah Kenny
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First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States