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Harvey W. Wiley papers

 Collection — Box: 1 Box
Identifier: MSF 416

Scope and Contents

This collection covers the career of the 'Father of the FDA,' Dr. Harvey W. Wiley. Harvey Wiley was a professor of chemistry and physics at Purdue University from 1874 - 1883. He went on to become the chief chemist at the USDA and was instrumental in passing the federal Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. He later worked at the Good Housekeeping Magazine Labs and established the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. This collection contains correspondence and articles written by Wiley and articles and correspondence regarding Wiley.


  • 1878-2003


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on this collection.


8.00 folders

9.00 folders

Arrangement Note

This collection is divided into five series: Publications by Wiley, Correspondence, Articles from Purdue Publications, Articles Regarding Wiley, Articles about Wiley and his Bicycle.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States