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Joan L. Marshall papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 534

Scope and Contents

The Joan L. Marshall papers document Dr. Marshall's career at Purdue University as an Assistant Professor of Education and Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). The collection includes both physical and electronic materials. Physical materials include letters related to Marshall's fellowship in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's (CIC) Academic Leadership Program and her Title IX Service award, an academic paper by Marshall entitled "Mentoring in Academia: Gender differences and similarities", articles about women and minority faculty and staff and programs offered at Purdue, and two artifacts; her name plate and signature stamp. Digital materials include one 3.5 inch floppy disk, one 5.25 inch floppy disk, and two optical disks. Files on digital media include course materials, a job application, and a video titled "Women in Academia: Institutional Change to Enhance Success".


  • 1985 - 2012


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

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

Biographical Information

Dr. Joan L. Marshall was an Assistant Professor of Education and Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Purdue University.

Throughout her career, Marshall was committed to women's issues and diversity. In addition to her role as associate dean at the CLA, Marshall served as the coordinator for Affirmative Action, liaison for the Diversity Action Committee and for the Sexual Harassment Advisor's Network, worked to ensure equitable hiring practices for faculty, and focused on recruiting and retaining diverse faculty. While at Purdue, Marshall also served on an advisory group for the Spousal Relocation Assistance Program and was on the University Task Force for Women's Issues.

Marshall earned many awards during her time at Purdue. Marshall became a fellow for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's (CIC) Academic Leadership Program from 1990-1991. She also won the Violet Haas Award in 1997 and the Title IX Service Award in 2012 in recognition of her work on gender equity.


0.363 Cubic Feet (1 letter-size full-width manuscript box)

0.15 Gigabytes (17 digital files)

Physical Access Information

Digital records are available for use in the Archives and Special Collections reading room. Contact the Archives for more information.

Acquisition Information

Collection was acquired as part of a transfer from the College of Liberal Arts, received on August 18, 2016 by Joan Marshall and Emily Strudeman.

Processing Information

There was no apparent order to the materials. Materials in this collection were removed from the College of Liberal Arts, addition 02 and described as an independent collection. Minutes, letters, fundraising records, etc. that were created for the Council on the Status of Women by employees of the CLA, including Joan Marshall, were separated from the above-mentioned addition as well and added to MSP 49.

All materials have been rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Artifacts are wrapped in tissue. Digital materials were processed by Carly Dearborn, 2019.



Joan L. Marshall papers
Katey Watson
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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