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Walter Q. Fitch papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 22, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSF 132

Scope and Contents

One folder containing an article by Walter Fitch and an obituary (date and publication not identified).


  • 1929


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection is in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Professor Walter Q. Fitch was a staff member of the Purdue extension department, and was one of Indiana's leaders in the field of agricultural education. He was a state leader of the Farmers' Institutes. He was superintendent of the state corn show from 1916 to 1928; assistant superintendent of the International grain and hay show at Chicago from 1919 to 1925 and numerous other projects. During 1915 he was in charge of the Indiana exhibit at the Pan-ama-Pacific exposition in San Francisco and in 1926, in charge of the state exhibit at the sesquicentennial exposition in Philadelphia. He served several years as assistant superintendent of the agricultural department at the Indiana state fair. During World War I, in addition to handling his university duties, he was assistant secretary of the state food production and conservation committee in charge of the Indianapolis office. He also had been in Washington several times planning special exhibit work for the department of agriculture. Walter Fritch was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, social fraternity, of Alpha Zeta, honorary agricultural fraternity and of Epsilon Sigma Phi, honorary extension fraternity. He also was charter member of the Lafayette Optimist club and had been active in many civic projects. He was survived by a daughter.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material is housed in an acid-free folder and an acid-free box.
Walter Q. Fitch papers
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-12-08.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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