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Howard W. Gregory papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 153

Scope and Contents

The Howard W. Gregory papers contain documents pertaining to Gregory's work at Purdue University as head of the Purdue Dairy Department. The collection includes records of Purdue Dairy Extension, dairy production and processing reports, information on teaching and research, and professional writings and speeches. This collection may be useful to researchers interested in advances in dairy science, the development of dairy processes, procedures, and industry in the first half of the 20th century, dairy agriculture and extension in Indiana, wartime agricultural production, and the growth and development of the Dairy Department in the Purdue University College of Agriculture.


  • 1922 - 1960


Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Professor Howard W. Gregory was born on August 11, 1889, in Sedan, Kansas. He grew up there and in Apache, Oklahoma. He earned his B.S. in Agriculture from Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Oklahoma State University) in 1912. Gregory then accepted an instructor position in Dairy Products at South Dakota State University and was also in charge of operating the University Creamery. In 1916 he became an assistant professor at Purdue University while pursuing graduate studies. He earned his M.S. from Purdue in 1918, was promoted to associate professor in 1919, and earned the rank of full professor in 1921 when he became Head of the Dairy Department. He continued in this position until his retirement on June 30, 1960. During his time at Purdue, Professor Gregory was also responsible for the operation of the Purdue University Creamery and the Creamery License Division. He was active in professional organizations, being elected President of the American Dairy Science Association in 1937, serving as the Director of the Indiana Dairy Products Association in 1939, and serving as an advisor to the Indiana State Board of Health for several years.

Professor Gregory was also active in the community. He served as the President of the Purdue University Club from 1938 to 1939 and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Lambda Gamma Delta, and Scabbard and Blade. Gregory was also a member of the National Retired Teachers Association, the First United Methodist Church of Lafayette, the Lafayette No. 123 Order of Masons, the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Noon Optimist Club, the Senior Citizens Club, and the Lafayetted Museum of Art. Gregory married May Kilpatrick in 1914 and had two daughters, Edith Baur and Winifred Troyer. May Gregory died in 1972, and Howard was married again to Mary Zis Mallios in 1974.
Source: "Memorial Resolution for Howard W. Gregory," MSF 458, James V. Chambers papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.


0.226 Cubic Feet (One legal-size half-width manuscript box)

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Acquisition Information

The initial writing ("Experiments in Cooling Cream," 1922) was received as an internal material transfer from the College of Agriculture. The remainder of the materials in the collection were donated by Winnie (Gregory) Troyer, the daugher of Howard W. Gregory, to Drs. Jack Albright and Michael Schutz of the Department of Animal Science of Purdue University on July 26, 2006. Drs. Albright and Schutz then transferred the materials to the Archives and Special Collections in 2007.

Processing Information

This collection originally consisted only of the December 1922 Bulletin entitled "Experiments in Cooling Cream," written by H. W. Gregory and V. C. Manhart of Purdue University's Agricultural Experiment Station. The rest of the materials were transferred via the College of Agriculture.

The original order of the materials has been retained whenever possible. All newsprint clippings were placed between acid-free sheets. The black and white photograph was placed into an archival photographic sleeve.

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. Materials have been removed from rusting fastener-style binders. Rusted staples have been removed from the materials and plastic paper clips or file folder inserts have been used in their place.
Howard W. Gregory papers
Mary Sego and Amanda J. Rumba
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2009-02-09.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-08-26: Addition 1 added to the resource record by Amanda Rumba, and at this time the collection description was also updated to meet new requirements.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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