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Katherine E. Golden Bitting papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 16, Placement: 01
Identifier: MSF 39

Scope and Contents

This collection contains four folders with articles written by Katherine Golden Bitting, vita, bibliographic information, Plant Studies book and an article about Katherine Bitting.


  • 1904 - 1910


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Katherine Golden Bitting earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Purdue in 1892, and became an instructor soon after graduating. She married Arvill Wayne Bitting, a professor of veterinary science, and they went on to take jobs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Katherine, a microanalyst in the chemistry division, gained expertise on food preservation and related topics, authoring nearly fifty pamphlets in that subject area. Her 4,346 volume collection of gastronomic literature from the fifteenth through twentieth centuries now resides at the Library of Congress' Rare Books and Special Collections Division.
Source: "Women in Purdue History." Susan Bulkeley Butler Women's Archives, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved from:


0.1 Cubic Feet (Four folders)


Collection materials are divided by type and placed in chronological order.

Processing Information

Material has been housed in acid-free folders and box.
Katherine E. Golden Bitting papers
In Progress
Amanda Rumba, Mary A. Sego, and Katey Watson.
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2011-01-06 by Mary Sego.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-07: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to more fully meet standards.
  • 2020-05-19: Additional subjects and related materials were added; extent was updated and dates and identifiers in files were cleaned up to align with standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States