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Opal D. Stech scrapbook


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Scrapbook pages: Freshman Year

Scrapbook pages: Sophomore Year

Scrapbook:Junior year, Summer, Senior year

Loose items in the scrapbook

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Opal D. Stech scrapbook, 1928-1934 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Collection Overview

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Primary Creator: Stech, Opal D. (Opal Dorris) (1909-2005)

Extent: 0.2 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Chronological

Date Acquired: 01/23/2009

Subjects: Purdue University--Students, Women's Archives at Purdue University, Women college athletes

Forms of Material: Clippings (Information artifacts), Printed ephemera, Programs, Scrapbooks, Souvenir programs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Opal D. Stech collection (1928-1934; 0.2 cubic feet) is contained in a scrapbook, which documents Opal Stech's time as a Purdue student. The scrapbook includes programs from various events, invitations, newspaper clippings, news photographs and mementos. Some of the organizations and subjects in the scrapbook include the Purdue Christian Foundation, the Little Theater, the Women's Athletic Association, numerous convocations and lectures, Kappa Beta, Mother's Day events, The Twelve (Christian group), R. O. T. C., the American Association of University Women, and a variety of student activities such as beauty contests, tumbling team and other sports, dances and women in engineering. The papers are arranged chronologically.

Biographical Note

Opal D. Stech was born October 12, 1909 in Huntington County. She was a member of the Purdue Class of 1932, and she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in home economics and mathematics from Purdue in 1932. She received a M.A. from Columbia University in 1939, and did gerontology studies at State University of Iowa in 1964. Stech dedicated her career to teaching home economics at all levels and working as an Extension specialist. She taught in Huntington and Allen Counties; at Juniata College, Huntington, PA; Central Agriculture College, Warsaw Poland; the University of Massachusetts; and was head of home economics at Manchester College in 1955-1973. In recognition of her many contributions, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1970 from Purdue University.

Subject/Index Terms

Purdue University--Students
Women's Archives at Purdue University
Women college athletes

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 half width mss. box

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright retained by the heirs of Opal D. Stech.

Physical Access Note: Scrapbook is in fragile condition and must be handled with care. Pages that have fallen out have been placed in acid-free folders.

Acquisition Source: Vicki Morreale

Acquisition Method: Donated by Vicki Morreale, 2009.

Preferred Citation: MSA 36, Opal D. Stech scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised by EW 11/9/2012

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/MSA36_Stech.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Folder:

[Folder 1: Scrapbook pages: Freshman Year, 1928-1929],
[Folder 2: Scrapbook pages: Sophomore Year, 1929-1930],
[Folder 3: Scrapbook:Junior year, Summer, Senior year, 1930-1931],
[Folder 4: Loose items in the scrapbook, 1931-1934],