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Fremont Goodwine collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 7, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 124

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of one folder which contains newspaper clippings and an autobiographical sheet about Fremont Goodwine.


  • 1883 - 1956


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection is in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Fremont Goodwine was born in West Lebanon, Indiana in 1857. He enrolled at Purdue in 1874, being one of the thirteen members of the first freshman class at Purdue. Fremont’s decision to attend Purdue was influenced by his father, who was close personal friends with its founder, John Purdue.

After graduating from Purdue in 1878, Fremont worked in the public school system in Indiana. He spent six years as a teacher, before going on to spend another 8 years as a principal, and finally some time as the county superintendent of education.

After education, Fremont spent some time in politics, where he was elected to the Indiana State Senate in 1897 and served for twelve years. He served as President pro tem for one session, and chairman of the finance and budget committees for four sessions. Fremont also ran an unsuccessful race for Lt. Governor of Indiana in 1908.

In 1909, Fremont and his family moved to Natchez, Mississippi, and in the following year they moved again to a cotton plantation outside St. Joseph, Louisiana. Fremont served as postmaster in St. Joseph for some time, before retiring to his planation, where he lived out the rest of his days. Fremont passed away in his home on August 25, 1956.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material is housed in an acid-free folder and an acid-free box.
Fremont Goodwine collection
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
Third edition. Collection description first completed in 2011.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-27: Collection description updated by Adelle Rogers.
  • 2020-06-24: Collection description updated to new standards by Mary A. Sego.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States