Betty J. Lynch Roberts papers
Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSA 307
Scope and Contents
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.
- Other: Date acquired: 01/04/2009
- Lynch-Roberts, Betty J. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
All copy rights belong to Purdue University per deed of gift.
Betty J. Lynch Roberts, from Brazil, Indiana, was a student at Purdue University from 1943-1947. She earned 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 including Alpha Chi Omega, the Gold Peppers, Playshop, Radio Stage, the University Choir, WBAA, and 920 Club. She displayed leadership as the President of the Purdue Players and Theta Alpha Phi.
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Language of Materials
The collection contains photographs, programs, and artifacts relating to Betty J. Lynch Roberts' time at Purdue University, particularly her involvement with the theatre.
The collection is arranged in a single series.
Source of Acquisition
Betty J. Lynch Roberts
Method of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
Additional materials (photographs and programs) donated on June 10, 2008
Existence and Location of Originals
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Whenever possible, original order has been maintained. All materials have been placed in archival housing for preservation purposes.
- Betty J. Lynch-Roberts papers
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