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Harold T. Christensen papers

 Collection — Box: Box 6, Placement: 18
Identifier: MSF 72

Scope and Contents

This collection contains: "In Memoriam," from Liberal Arts Magazine, Spring 2004.


  • 2004


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by original publisher. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Harold Taylor Christensen was born March 10, 1909, in Preston, Idaho. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. He came to Purdue in August 1947 as full professor, serving as the first department head when the Department of Sociology was established in 1953. He stepped down as department head in 1962, and retired to La Jolla, California, in 1975.

Christensen was awarded a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from Purdue in 1993 for his pioneering work in cross-cultures investigation of factors influencing premarital sexual activity. Most of his work surrounded marriage and the family.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Soure and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material has been placed into an acid-free folder and an acid-free box.
Harold T. Christensen papers
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-08-07.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-15: 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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