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Cleo Fitzsimmons papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 73

Scope and Contents

The papers of Purdue Professor Emerita Cleo Fitzsimmons, who joined the Purdue faculty in 1946 as head of the Department of Home Management. Fitzsimmons is credited with introducing the field of family economics into the college that is now known as Consumer and Family Sciences. She retired in 1968.


  • 1928-1998
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1970
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/07/2010



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Arrangement Note

I. Correspondence, 1928-1998 II. Photographs, circa 1950-1995 III. Awards and Certificates: Chicago Alumni Association of Iowa State College Merit Award, 1928 Iowa State College Memorial Union, Life Member, 1928 University of Illinois, Doctor of Philosophy, 1945 Who’s Who in American Women Award, 1967 Purdue University, Distinctive Service to the University, 1968 Indiana Home Economics Association, Distinguished Service Award, 1969 Purdue University, School of Consumer and Family Sciences Deans Club, 1984 [Marble plaque and pin.] University of Illinois, Certificate of Merit, 1986 Purdue University President’s Council, Distinguished Fellow Award [Wooden plaque, Undated.] IV. Published Material: Serial Publications, 1946-1971 Article Reprints, 1944-1966 (bulk circa 1950s -1960s) Loose Clippings, circa 1950s -1998 (bulk 1998) Master’s Thesis: Fitzsimmons, Cleo. Some Contributions of Economic Theory to Home Economics, University of Illinois, 1944 V. Ephemera: Faculty hood

Custodial History

These materials were donated to the College of Family and Consumer Sciences by Gene Strawman. In July 2009, they were transferred to Archives and Special Collections by the College of Consumer and Family Sciences. The Master's Thesis and faculty hood donated separately on February 21, 2006 by Janet Vaughn, Ph.D., of the Consumer and Family Sciences Department.

Source of Acquisition

College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Cleo Fitzsimmons papers
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States