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Susan Houston Fortune papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 7

Scope and Contents

The Susan Houston Fortune Papers (1955-1959; 0.5 cubic feet) document the life of Susan Fortune when she was a student at Purdue University in the 1950s. The collection includes a scrapbook and Susan Houston's corduroy skirt (Purdue senior cord skirt). Susan Houston [Fortune] received her B.S. degree in Home Economics from Purdue University in 1959. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. George F. Houston of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.


  • 1955-1959
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/10/2008

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions.


0.50 Cubic Feet

1 medium box, 1 flat box other_unmapped

1.00 flat_box

1.00 flat_box

Physical Access Requirements

Collection is located onsite.

Custodial History

Custody of Susan Houston Fortune until donated to the archives in 2007.

Source of Acquisition

Susan Houston Fortune

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

multi-part note content

Processing Information

Scrapbook has many loose papers and pages in the scrapbook are acidic.
Susan Houston Fortune papers
Sammie Morris
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States