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Eva Goble papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 3

Scope and Contents

The Eva L. Goble papers (1920–2005) documents Eva L. Goble’s life and work with the Cooperative Extension Service and the School of Home Economics. Types of materials include printed material, photographs, audio/visual material.


  • 1920 - 2006
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1980
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/06/2008


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical Information

Eva Goble was born on May 28, 1910 in southern Clay County and attended school in Jasonville, Indiana where she participated in girls' basketball and was instrumental in starting her high school's first library. Goble started college at Indiana State University, but had to leave school for work when the stock market crashed in 1929. She eventually was able to return to Indiana State University and graduated from the Teaching College in 1941. She worked for Purdue Extension services from 1941 until being named Dean of Home Economics in 1967, a position she held until her retirement in 1973. Goble was also state leader of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association from 1947 to 1973. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana State University in 1968. In 1972, she received one of the first Frederick L. Hovde Awards for Excellence in Educational Service to the Rural People of Indiana. Purdue's College of Consumer and Family Sciences established the Eva Goble Lecture Series in 1992, and Dean Goble, now emeritus, received an honorary doctorate from Purdue in 1999.


0.80 Cubic Feet

2 manuscript boxes other_unmapped

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 mss._boxes

Language of Materials



This collection contains materials that document the activities of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in the 1950s, as well as the activities of Eva Goble and her contributions to the Purdue University School of Home Economics.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in five series: Cooperative Extension Service Materials, Purdue Home Economics Materials, Clippings, Photographs, and A/V Materials.

Source of Acquisition

Eva Goble; Consumer & Family Sciences Department

Method of Acquisition

Donation; transfer

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Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States