Bertha Latta papers
Collection — Box: Communal Collections 9, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSA 159
Scope and Contents
Three Indiana State Department of Public Instruction publications and one journal clipping.
- Latta, Bertha (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material is in English.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Material in this collection is in the public domain. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Latta was the daughter of Professor William C. Latta. She graduated from Purdue in 1907 with a BS in Science. Her thesis is titled Materials for a History of Tippecanoe County, Indian. While at Purdue, she was involved with organizations such as the Philalethean Literary Society, the Tennis Club, and was on the staff of the Exponent student newspaper. Though Purdue's Home Economics Department was not founded until the year after Latta had graduated, she proceeded to create a short course in home economics at the Fairmount Academy in Fairmount, Indiana. After teaching high school for several years, Latta became the Indiana State Supervisor of Home Economics Education for seven years. By 1924, Latta had become interested in the insurance industry. She worked in Lafayette for a few months before becoming the district manager of the Peoria Life at the South Bend office. In 1926, she established a branch in the Lafayette district and acted as head.
0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)
- Bertha Latta papers
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- Edition statement
- Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2010-04-08.
- 2020-03-30: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella