Beverley Stone papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 466
Scope and Contents
The Beverley Stone papers documents the personal and professional life of Beverley Stone, from her time as a student at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in the 1930s, through her long career at Purdue University from 1956-1980, her subsequent city council service from 1984–1988, up until her death in 2003. A large part of the collection consists of Stone’s speech notes from her numerous speaking appearances at Purdue and elsewhere. Types of materials include: books, certificates, clippings, correspondence, photographic prints, speeches, and scrapbooks.
- Other: Date acquired: 03/11/2008
- Stone, Beverley, 1916 - 2003 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Material documenting privileged student records such as grades and discipline records are restricted until 70 years past their creation date.
5.60 Cubic Feet (9 manuscript boxes, 2 cubic foot boxes)
Biographical documents, correspondence, speech notes and other materials documenting the life of Purdue’s first Dean of Students, Beverley Stone.
The collection is arranged into eight series: 1) Biographical Information 2) Correspondence 3) Clippings 4) Miscellaneous Materials 5) Publications and Printed Material 6) Photographs 7) Speeches and Essays 8) Artifacts and Scrapbooks
Sarah J. Watlington inherited several boxes of material relating to Purdue Deans of Women Dorothy Stratton, Helen Schleman, and Beverley Stone after their deaths. Watlington donated that material to Purdue Archives and Special Collections starting in 2006.
Source of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
Donation by Betty Nelson, November 15, 2007. Donation by Sarah J. Watlington, March 7, 2008. Transfer from the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance via Alysa Rollock, December 3, 2012.
Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes. Loose newsprint clippings have been photocopied and the original clippings discarded. Newsprint in scrapbooks has been left intact. Several oversized documents have been stored separately due to their size. Reduced-size photocopies of these separated documents have been inserted in their proper place in the collection. Speech notecards in Series Seven have been placed in individual acid-free envelopes and organized by date when possible.
- Clippings (Information artifacts)
- Cook, Barbara I. (Barbara Ivy), 1929-2013
- Mortar Board Society. Barbara Cook Chapter
- National Association for Women Deans, Administrators & Counselors
- Photographic prints
- Purdue University. Dean of Women
- Speeches (documents)
- Stone, Beverley, 1916 - 2003
- Women city council members
- Women college administrators--United States
- Beverley Stone papers
- Jonathan McConnell
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description