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Richard R. Armacost papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 14, Placement: 13
Identifier: MSF 19

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one article written by Richard Armacost.


  • 1956


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by the American Biology Teacher.

Biographical Information

Richard (Dick) Armacost was born on February 27, 1914, in St. Bernard, Ohio, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Armacost of Cincinnati, Ohio. Armacost earned his BA from Miami University in 1936 and his Master of Science from Iowa State University in 1938. He earned his PhD in Botany from Iowa State University in 1940. He served as Associate Professor of Morphology and Botany from 1946-1940 as he completed his studies at Iowa State from 1936-1940.

After completing his studies, Armacost worked as Associate Professor of Biological Education at Syracuse University from 1940-1950. He joined the faculty at Purdue University as professor of Biological Education from 1950 until his untimely death in 1959.

He was married to Katherine and they had two daughters, Betsy and Susan. He died on February 26, 1959, in Lebanon, Indiana.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material has been placed into an acid-free folder and an acid-free box.
Richard R. Armacost papers
Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2008-11-30 by Mary Sego.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-02: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to more fully meet standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States