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Leah Rowena Miller scrapbook

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 275

Scope and Contents

The Leah Rowena Miller scrapbook (1924-1931; 0.4 cubic feet) documents the student life of Leah Rowena Miller.  It includes her time as a student at Purdue as well as her travels after graduation.  The scrapbook focuses heavily on Rowena's social life with her family and friends.  This scrapbook would be a valuable asset for any individual researching the history of Purdue and student life.  It would also be valuable for an individual researching the time period of the 1920s.  Within the scrapbook are mementos, black and white photographs, programs, holiday cards, newspaper clippings, and handwritten notes.  You will also find within the scrapbook is a list of all of Rowena's friends and their hometowns, two tables of sports scores for both the football and basketball teams for the 1924-1925 seasons, and a list of productions and social functions that Rowena attended during her time at Purdue.


  • 1924-1931
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1924-1927
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/10/2013


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Information

Leah Rowena Miller, called Rowena by her friends, was a member of the class of 1927 from Decatur, Indiana.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. She married Vernon P Sharkey in 1948 and lived as a homemaker in Goshen. She passed away in 2000.


0.299 Cubic Feet (One flat box)

Language of Materials


Source of Acquisition

Gerald Miller

Method of Acquisition

Leah Rowena Miller scrapbook
In Progress
Nolan Eller
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2015-04-01 by Nolan Eller.

Revision Statements

  • 2024-02-08: Extents updated by William Niner.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States