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Opal D. Stech scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 36

Scope and Contents

The Opal D. Stech collection is contained in a scrapbook, which documents Opal Stech's time as a Purdue student. The scrapbook includes programs from various events, invitations, newspaper clippings, news photographs and mementos. Some of the organizations and subjects in the scrapbook include the Purdue Christian Foundation, the Little Theater, the Women's Athletic Association, numerous convocations and lectures, Kappa Beta, Mother's Day events, The Twelve (Christian group), R. O. T. C., the American Association of University Women, and a variety of student activities such as beauty contests, tumbling team and other sports, dances and women in engineering.


  • 1928 - 1934


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright retained by the heirs of Opal D. Stech.

Biographical Information

Opal D. Stech was born October 12, 1909 in Huntington County. She was a member of the Purdue Class of 1932, and she earned her B. S. in home economics and mathematics from Purdue in 1932. She received a M.A. from Columbia University in 1939; and did gerontology studies at State University of Iowa in 1964. Stech dedicated her career to teaching home economics at all levels and working as an Extension specialist. She taught in Huntington and Allen Counties; at Juniata College, Huntington, PA; Central Agriculture College, Warsaw Poland; the University of Massachusetts; and was head of home economics at Manchester College in 1955-1973.

In recognition of her many contributions, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1970 from Purdue University.


0.182 Cubic Feet (One letter-size half-width manuscript box)

Language of Materials



The material is in chronological order.

Physical Access Requirements

The sScrapbook is in fragile condition and must be handled with care. Pages that have fallen out have been placed in acid-free folders.

Source of Acquisition

The scrapbook was donated by Vicki Morreale, 2009.

Processing Information

The scrapbook and loose pages have been placed in acid-free folders and an acid-free box.
Opal D. Stech scrapbook
Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-11-03.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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