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Richard G. Dukes papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 20, Placement: 06
Identifier: MSF 111

Scope and Contents

Folder contains two publications by Richard Dukes.


  • 1908 - 1925


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection is in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Richard G. Dukes was born in Findley, Ohio in 1871. He attended Depauw University for two years, M.I.T. for one year, and received a M.E. degree from Cornell University in 1896. He was employed successively by the Lyon Supply Company as salesman, by the General Electric Company as engineer, by Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Cornell University and Case School of Applied Science, as instructor, before joining the Purdue staff in 1909 as Professor of Applied Mechanics.

In 1917 he was made Head of the Department, and in 1929 he became the first Dean of the Graduate School. He retired in June 1942. Dean Dukes was active as teacher of the men's Bible Class and elder of the Central Presbyterian Church, and was a member of many scientific, educational, and social groups, such as Sigma Xi, ASEE, Parior Club, etc. Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School, and Mrs. Dukes were killed instantly in an automobile collision east of Jerseyville, Illinois, on August 12, 1950. They had two daughters.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)


Material is in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material is housed in an acid-free folder and an acid-free box.
Richard G. Dukes papers
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2009-07-08.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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