Jacqueline Wise Gershman papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 392
Scope and Contents
The Jacqueline Wise Gershman papers were created and collected by Gershman and document her time as a student at Purdue University from 1948 until she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1953. Types of materials include dance programs, many from Sigma Eta of Sigma Alpha Mu sorority dances, personal correspondence, photographs, papers, and artifacts related to student life on campus. Also included are reports and class notes from Gershman's invovlement in the science department, papers published after her graduation, and materials from the 1953 class reunion. These papers would be important for anyone interested in mid-century student life at Purdue, particularly those intertested in women's clubs and activities and women in STEM.
- 1948 - 2003
- Gershman, Jacqueline Wise (Person)
Collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Some material in this collection is in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Jacqueline Wise Gershman graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1953. While at Purdue she was involved in various student organizations; Gershman served as Vice President and President of Sigma Delta Tau, President of the Women's Press Club, and a member of the Green Guard, Hillel Foundation, Scientist, and Gold Peppers. After graduation, Gershman was hired as a chemist for Colgate Palmolive. Following her time at Colgate, Gershman completeted a degree in library sciences and went on to work, and retire, as a school librarian.
0.748 Cubic Feet (Three full-width letter-size manuscript boxes and one photo box)
Language of Materials
This collection includes documents, correspondence, published materials, photographs, newspaper clippings, lecture notes, and artifacts related to Purdue student organizations collected and created by Jacqueline Wise Gershman that document her activities and education at Purdue University.
Papers are organized into three series.
- Purdue Emphemera
- Student Organizations
- Science Department
Materials donated by Jacqueline Wise Gershman on August 18, 2008 and January 4, 2014.
No further additions to the collection are expected.
Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes for preservation purposes. Newspaper clippings have been photocopied and orginals have been maintained in acid-free paper. Paper clips and notes from donor have been removed and artifacts have been placed in envelopes.
- Buttons (information artifacts)
- Chemists -- United States
- Clippings (Information artifacts)
- College student newspapers and periodicals
- Lecture notes
- Magazines (Periodicals)
- Purdue University -- Alumni and alumnae
- Purduvian Party
- Student organizations
- Women -- Societies and clubs
- Women college students
- Women in science
- Jacqueline Wise Gershman papers
- Cait Parker
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Edition statement
- First edition