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Eva Goble papers



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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Cooperative Extension Service Materials

Purdue School of Home Economics Materials



Audio-Visual Materials

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Eva Goble papers | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Stephanie Schmitz

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1960-1980

Primary Creator: Goble, Eva L. (1910-)

Extent: 0.8 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in five series: Cooperative Extension Service Materials, Purdue Home Economics Materials, Clippings, Photographs, and A/V Materials.

Date Acquired: 06/11/2008. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Dickson, Anita, Goble, Eva, Home economics, Purdue University. Agricultural Extension Service, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Women's Archives at Purdue University, Women college administrators--United States

Forms of Material: Articles, Black-and-white photographs, Clippings (Information artifacts), Color photographs, Reports

Languages: English


This collection contains materials that document the activities of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in the 1950s, as well as the activities of Eva Goble and her contributions to the Purdue University School of Home Economics.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Eva L. Goble papers (1920–2005) documents Eva L. Goble’s life and work with the Cooperative Extension Service and the School of Home Economics. Types of materials include printed material, photographs, audio/visual material.

Biographical Note

Eva Goble was born on May 28, 1910 in southern Clay County and attended school in Jasonville, Indiana where she participated in girls' basketball and was instrumental in starting her high school's first library. Goble started college at Indiana State University, but had to leave school for work when the stock market crashed in 1929. She eventually was able to return to Indiana State University and graduated from the Teaching College in 1941. She worked for Purdue Extension services from 1941 until being named Dean of Home Economics in 1967, a position she held until her retirement in 1973. Goble was also state leader of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association from 1947 to 1973. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana State University in 1968. In 1972, she received one of the first Frederick L. Hovde Awards for Excellence in Educational Service to the Rural People of Indiana. Purdue's College of Consumer and Family Sciences established the Eva Goble Lecture Series in 1992, and Dean Goble, now emeritus, received an honorary doctorate from Purdue in 1999.

Subject/Index Terms

Dickson, Anita
Goble, Eva
Home economics
Purdue University. Agricultural Extension Service
Universidade Federal de Vicosa
Women's Archives at Purdue University
Women college administrators--United States

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Accruals: 20090713

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 manuscript boxes

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Eva Goble; Consumer & Family Sciences Department

Acquisition Method: Donation; transfer

Related Materials: A two part oral history interview. For more information please see http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/oralhist&CISOPTR=28; http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/oralhist&CISOPTR=60.

Preferred Citation: MSF 3, Eva L. Goble papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/msf3_goble.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Cooperative Extension Service Materials, circa 1952-1965],
[Series 2: Purdue School of Home Economics Materials, 1973],
[Series 3: Clippings, 1968-2006],
[Series 4: Photographs, 1920-2005],
[Series 5: Audio-Visual Materials, undated],