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Evelyn Schmollinger papers


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Magazines and Dance cards



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Evelyn Schmollinger papers, 1950-1956 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Anna Seiffert

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1952-1956

Primary Creator: Schmollinger, Evelyn Anne (1934-)

Extent: 1.75 Cubic feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 07/27/2010

Subjects: Purdue University, Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae

Forms of Material: Dance cards, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Evelyn Schmollinger Papers (1950-1956; 1.75 cubic feet) document the personal life of Evelyn Harvey Schmollinger as a student at Purdue University. The papers consist of scrapbooks, dance cards, and issues of The Purdue Agriculturalist. Types of materials include: magazines (periodicals), dance cards, programs, newspaper clippings, cards, invitations, letters, postcards, tickets, membership cards, identification cards, dried flowers, napkins, pins, and matchbooks.

The collection has been placed in order by type of material and then by date.

Biographical Note

Evelyn Anne (Harvey) Schmollinger entered Purdue University in 1952. Her parents were from Sheridan, Indiana.

She was a member of The Purdue Collegiate 4-H club as well as the Hamilton County 4-H Club. In 1955, Evelyn was elected second vice president of the Purdue Collegiate 4-H club. Evelyn was a member of the Purdue Home Economics Club, University Choir, Virginia C. Meredith Club and a Varsity Christian Fellow. She also served as vice-president of the Purdue Folk-A-Whirlers. She served on Student Staff for Residence Halls for Women from 1953 to 1956. In 1954, Evelyn was elected assistant circulation manager for The Purdue Agriculturalist, and in 1955 was elected as Home Economics editor. She was invited to join Theta Sigma Phi, a national women’s journalism fraternity, as a member of the Beta Lambda chapter in 1955. Also in1955, she became apprentice Home Demonstration Agent for the Hamilton County office. Schmollinger graduated from Purdue in 1956 with a degree in Home Economics.

Subject/Index Terms

Purdue University
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 mss. box and 2 flat boxes

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Purdue University Libraries

Acquisition Source: Evelyn (Harvey) Schmollinger

Acquisition Method:


Evelyn Schmollinger

16322 Cyntheanne Rd

Noblesville, IN 46060

ph. (317)773-1140

Preferred Citation: MSA 249, Evelyn Schmollinger papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Magazines and Dance cards, 1950-1956],
[Box 2: Scrapbooks, 1952-1954],
[Box 3: Scrapbooks, 1954-1956],