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Marguerite A. Clifton papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 19, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSF 92

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one folder that contains items from the 58th Convention of Midwest District of AAHPER, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1972, the year Marguerite Clifton was president.


  • 1972


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.

Biographical Information

Marguerite Ann Clifton was born in Long Beach, California (1925) to Bertha and James Clifton. After leaving Long Beach, Clifton earned her B.A. from University of Redlands, an M.A. from USC, and an EdD from Stanford University. Her career in Physical Education with a focus on childhood motor skill development spanned positions at UCLA, Purdue University, and CSU Long Beach.

Clifton was hired to the faculty of the Department of Physical Education at Purdue in 1964 as the the Head of the Department of Physical Education for Women. Before coming to Purdue, Clifton had worked as the Chairman of the Undergraduate Men's and Women's Physical Education Major Unit at the University of California at Los Angeles. After leaving Purdue, she joined the faculty at CSU Long Beach as the Physical Education Department Chair, and received Professor Emeritus status in 1987.

During her time as department head at Purdue, Clifton worked to improve and promote the field of women's physical education. She and co-author Hope Smith agreed to donate one-third of the royalties from their book, "Introduction to Human Movement," to expand the Department of Physical Education for Women. In addition, Clifton served as the president of the American Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. In addition to her service to the AAHPE, Clifton served as president of numerous physical education related organizations, including AAPAR, AAHPER, AAKPE, and NAPEHE.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material has been placed in an acid-free folder and acid-free box.
Marguerite A. Clifton papers
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2011-04-07.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-13: Collection description updated to new standards by Mary A. Sego.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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