Extent: 0.95 Cubic feet
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Scope and Contents: The Anna Akeley papers (ca1890-2003; 0.95 cubic feet) document the life and career of Anna Akeley, a physics professor at Purdue University. With the inclusion of Akeley’s recorded memoirs and personal photographs, the collection provides an accurate reflection of Akeley’s life from childhood to her later years. Other materials demonstrate Akeley’s impact at Purdue. The papers would be useful to researchers interested in women in science and higher education, changing roles of women in the twentieth century, material culture of the twentieth century, and immigration as a result of WWII. Types of materials include: printed material, certificates, and photographs.