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Silverio Apostol papers


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Silverio Apostol papers, 1909-1928 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Primary Creator: Apostol, Silverio (1883-1928)

Extent: 1.0 Folders. More info below.

Arrangement: Chronological

Subjects: Agriculture--United States--History, Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of one folder which contains publications by Silverio Apostol.

Biographical Note

Apostol, who was in the first group of Philippine students sent to America by Governor William H. Taft, later president and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was one of the illustrious alumni of Purdue, having received the only honorary degree, master of agriculture, ever awarded by his alma mater. That was in 1921 when he returned to Purdue for the first time since his departure in 1908. Apostol having spent 1920 and 1921 in a tour to various countries to study rice production. Shortly after he went back to Manila he was promoted to the post of under secretary of agriculture.

While in Purdue, Apostol was one of the most prominent students on campus and rose to the post of lieutenant colonel of the cadet corps, being the first and only man from a foreign land to achieve this distinction. He was a member of Scabbard and Blade military fratenity and the Cosmopolitan club. He organized the Purdue Alumni Association in Manila, and was active in sending many Filipinos to Purdue and other American universities.

Subject/Index Terms

Agriculture--United States--History
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 folder

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: MSA 42, Silverio Apostol papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

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[Folder 1: Publications, 1909-1928],