By Stephaniie Schmitz
Title: Eva Goble papers
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: Home economics, Women's Archives at Purdue University
Forms of Material: Articles, Black-and-white photographs, Certificates, Clippings (Information artifacts), Color photographs, Personal papers, Reports
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.
Goble was the Dean of Home Economics at Purdue from 1967 to 1973. She 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 applied and was accepted to Indiana State University. However, due to the stock market crash, Goble had to leave school and find a job in order to save money. With some financial help from her father, she returned to Indiana State University and graduated from the Teaching College in 1941. During her career, the Extension Homemakers Clubs of Indiana had the largest enrollment of any state in the nation. In 1967, Goble was named Dean of the School of Home Economics and also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana 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.
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, 1986
[Series 4: Photographs, 1920-2005
[Series 5: Audio-Visual Materials, undated
- Series 1: Cooperative Extension Service Materials, circa 1952-1965
- Folder 1: Adult Education
- Folder 2: Carbondale
- Folder 3: Method
- Contains Cooperative Extension Service notes and publications.
- Folder 4: Brazil Project
- Series 2: Purdue School of Home Economics Materials, 1973
- Folder 1: Party, 1973
- Contains materials pertaining to an event honoring former deans of the School of Home Economics, Mary Matthews and Lella Gaddis.
- Series 3: Clippings, 1986
- Series 4: Photographs, 1920-2005
- Folder 1: Early Years
- Folder 2: Purdue Years
- Folder 3: Later Years
- Folder 4: "A Fun Job!" photo album
- Series 5: Audio-Visual Materials, undated
DVD: "An Early History of Home Economics" (93 minutes)
VHS: "Make a Difference"
- Folder 1: "An Early History of Home Economics at Purdue University," (DVD; 1:33)
- Includes interviews with: Verne Freeman, Mary Edith Frist Banes, Helen Clark, Earl Butz, Alice Ford Wright, Margaret Nesbitt Murphy, Esther Hohlt Sohl. Anna Akely, Jean David, Helen Grishaw, Elaine Byers Dolch, and Jeanette Orem Parvis.
- Folder 2: "Make a Difference," (DVD; 10:59)