Title: Eva L. Goble papers
Primary Creator: Goble, Eva L. (1910-)
Extent: 0.6 Cubic feet
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
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
Collection Historical Note
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.
A native of Jasonville, IN, she recounts growing up in the Depression and having to take a break from college due to the Depression. She tells about her work with Indiana Extension, including State Leader of Home Demonstration leaders from 1947 to 1958 and how Twin Pines came to be a cooperative houses on campus. She was the Assistant Director of Cooperative Extension on campus until becoming Dean of The School of Home Economics in 1967. She retired in 1972.
Listen to Eva L. Goble's Oral History Interview
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
MSF 3, Eva L. Goble papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
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
- Series 2: Purdue School of Home Economics Materials, 1973
- Series 3: Clippings, 1986
- Series 4: Photographs, 1920-2005
- Series 5: Audio-Visual Materials, undated
DVD: "An Early History of Home Economics" (93 minutes)
VHS: "Make a Difference"