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Betty J. Lynch Roberts papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSA 307
The papers document Betty J. Lynch Roberts's time at Purdue, particularly her involvement in the Purdue University Playshop and the University Players. Included in the collection are various programs from plays in which she acted, a commencement program from 1947, several photographs documenting Lynch-Roberts's participation in plays, and two key pendants representing her membership in the Purdue Players and Theta Alpha Phi drama honorary. The collection would be useful to researchers interested in student culture and life, theatre in the World War II era, and material culture of the mid twentieth century.

Dates

  • 1943-1947
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/04/2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All copy rights belong to Purdue University per deed of gift.

Extent

0.10 Cubic Feet

3 folders other_unmapped

1.00 mss._boxes

Abstract

The collection contains photographs, programs, and artifacts relating to Betty J. Lynch Roberts' time at Purdue University, particularly her involvement with the theatre.

Biographical or Historical Information

Betty J. Lynch Roberts was a student at Purdue Univeristy from 1943-1947, receiving a BS in Education in February 1947.  She graduated early in order to accept a teaching position at Marian High School.  During her tenure at Purdue, Lynch was highly active in extracurricular activities and was a member of several honoraries.  She was particularly active in her involvement with the WBAA radio station and associated honoraries, and the theatre and its affiliated clubs and honoraries.

Note written by Virginia Pleasant

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in a single series.

Source of Acquisition

Betty J. Lynch Roberts
Method of Acquisition donation

Accruals and Additions

Additional materials (photographs and programs) donated on June 10, 2008

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Processing Information

Whenever possible, original order has been maintained.  All materials have been placed in archival housing for preservation purposes.
Title
Betty J. Lynch Roberts papers
Status
in_progress
Author
Virginia Pleasant
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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