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Ralph H. Carr papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 18, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSF 85

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of four folders that contain articles written by R. H. Carr, and a letter from William M. Hepburn, Librarian, dated January 31, 1928.


  • 1915 - 1928


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection may be in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator/publisher. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Ralph Harold Carr was a Professor of Acgricultural Science at Purdue University. He married Myrtle Louthan in 1906 and they had one son, Bruce B. Carr. After Myrtle's death in 1939, Carr married her sister, Lenore Frances Louthan, who died in 1963.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1903 from Wooster College and his PhD in 1913 from the University of Wisconsin. Carr served as a Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University from 1913-1938. In 1943 he moved from Lafayette, Indiana, to Winter Park, Florida, where he died on February 9, 1964.

During his career, Carr authored several books and over 40 scientific publications. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Lambda Chi Aplha, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Xi, the American Chemistry Society, and the University Club of Winter Park.

Dr. Ralph Carr obituary." The Orlando Sentinel. (11 February 1964): 27. />


0.1 Cubic Feet (Four folders)


Collection material is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

Material has been housed in acid-free folders and an acid-free box.
Ralph H. Carr papers
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Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-12-07 by Mary Sego.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-15: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to align with data entry standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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