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Janalyce Rouls papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSF 499
Faculty Papers


  • 1917-2007
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/08/2008


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University per deed of gift; copyrights of some published items may belong to the respective publishers of the materials, please see an archivist for further details.


0.40 Cubic Feet

1 box other_unmapped

1.00 mss._boxes


The collection contains correspondence, clippings, publications, etc. documenting the career of Janalyce Rouls, a prominent figure in home economics extension work.

Biographical or Historical Information

Janalyce Rouls (1912-2008) was born in Kokomo, Indiana to S.D. and Ardella Rouls.  She earned a B.S. from Ball State University and an M.S. from Columbia University.  Prior to her work for Purdue, Rouls taught high school home economics.  During this time, she was the home extension agent for Kosciusko County in Northern Indiana in service to the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association.  In 1947, Rouls was appointed the Assistant State Leader of Home Economics, a position she held until 1973 when she retired.  At this post, Rouls was influential in further developing Home economics adult education and growing membership, as well as further developing the role of home economics in Purdue’s cooperative extension service.  Rouls’ service to Purdue, the IEHA, and countless women was honored in 1971 with creation of the Jane Award, named in her honor.  The Jane Award was established to recognize women who contributed to building leadership in others, and was awarded to Rouls in its inaugural year.  Rouls was further honored in 1971-1972 by the establishing of a Janalyce Rouls Year, explicitly devoted by the IEHA to increasing membership and honoring service.  In addition, Rouls was honored by the USDA for her milestones of 20 and 30 years of service.  Upon her retirement in 1973, she was awarded the rank of Emeritus by Purdue.

Note written by Virginia Pleasant

Arrangement Note

1.  Papers, 1917-2007 (0.2 cubic feet). Included in this series is correspondence, clippings, publications, and miscellaneous other papers documenting Janalyce Rouls, Eva Goble, and Purdue’s involvement in home extension work.  Materials in the series have been kept in their original arrangement which appears to be organized topically. 2.  Other media, 1963-1998 (0.2 cubic feet).  This series contains videos documenting the programming and history of the Indiana Extension Homemakers and the Home Economics Cooperative Extension service.  Videos have been reformatted into a more stable digital format for viewing, but originals have been kept for the archival record.  Also included is a commemorative plate with the Home Demonstration Seal that was designed in 1938 and used in honor of the 50th anniversary of home demonstration work.  Materials in this series are arranged by type.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eva Goble on behalf of the family of Janalyce Rouls (transferred to archives by Wendi Ailor, College of Consumer and Family Sciences),
Method of Acquisition Donated by Marylou Spaulding (family of Janalyce Rouls) under the stewardship of Eva Goble in 2008.

Related Materials

Janalyce Rouls Oral History MSF 3, Eva L. Goble papers MSP 196, Indiana Extension Homemakers records Vermillion Homemakers Home Demonstration Club records Health and Human Sciences Extension Administration records
Related Publications Rouls, Janalyce.  1965. Training Home Economics Program Assistants to Work with Low Income Families.  United States: Federal Extension Service.

Separated Materials

The People and the Profession: Selected Memories of Veteran Extension Workers Call No. 630.715073R257p1979 Indiana Extension Homemakers, Inc. Call No. W3691989 (IN Coll) 50 Years Learning and Service: Indiana Home Demonstration Association In218f1964 (IN Coll)
Janalyce Rouls papers
Virginia Pleasant
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States