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Faith Wayne Pearson papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 258


This collection includes clippings and articles pertaining to Pearson’s aviation activities while at Purdue, as well as her involvement in the Purdue engineering program, with the debate team, the WBAA campus radio station, Alpha Chi Omega, her acquaintanceship with Dr. Lillian Gilbreth,  and her employment in the campus bookstore. The collection also includes one photograph of Pearson, circa 1995, a speech she composed detailing some highlights of her life and career, and a copy of her autobiography, The Faith Wayne Pearson story.


  • 1940-2000
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1940s
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/04/2012


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for access.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright in her works to the Archives.  Copyright in some items in this collection may be held by their respective authors.

Biographical Information

Faith Wayne Pearson was born in Monroeville, Indiana, to Joshua and Roxie Wayne. She received her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in 1942. She began her career as an analytical engineer for Hamilton Stand Division UTC, and subsequently worked in a variety of leadership postions at different companies, including United Steel, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, and the town of Wethersfield, Connecticut. She has also served in a variety of speaking and teaching engagements, including at Yale in 1978.


0.25 Cubic Feet

2 folders other_unmapped

1.00 mss._boxes

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Arrangement Note

This collection has been arranged into two folders: Folder 1: Photographs, Clippings, and Speech, circa 1940 - circa 2000 Folder 2:  Book, The Faith Wayne Story, circa 2000

Source of Acquisition

Faith Wayne Pearson

Method of Acquisition

Donate received via U.S. mail.

Accruals and Additions

One addition, received 8/15/2011.
Faith Wayne Pearson papers
In Progress
Stephanie Schmitz
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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