By Kristin Leaman
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Roberta Banaszak Gleiter papers (7 cubic feet; 1931-2011) contains photographs from her personal and professional life, letters of appreciation and commendation, speeches, transcripts, items documenting SWE and GIFTE, and her post-Purdue education and life, certifications, awards, items documenting her life at Purdue, such as her Purdue ID, photographs, Chi Omega paraphernalia and her and her husband's senior cords.
Roberta Gleiter received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1960, a time when women engineers were very few and far in between. As a result, Gleiter faced discrimination in her field. She married a fellow Purdue alumnus, John Gleiter, and raised her three children from 1960 to 1980. In 1980, she re-entered the workforce and was offered a job at Aerospace Corporation. She then earned her MS in Systems Management/Technical Systems from the University of Southern California. Gleiter has published several articles and given many presentations nationwide and worldwide. She is a proud advocate for engineering and received the 2008 Outstanding Chemical Engineering Award from Purdue University.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Series:
[Series 1: Family and Education, 1944-1986
[Series 2: Biographical Information and Oral History, circa 1980s -2009
[Series 3: Professional Activities, 1946-2011
[Series 4: Speeches and Presentations, 1985-2011
[Series 5: Papers authored by Roberta Gleiter, 1986-2005
[Series 6: Articles mentioning Roberta Gleiter, 1983-2009],
[Series 7: Certificates and Awards, 1981-2009
[Series 8: Letters of Appreciation and Commendations, 1974-2004
[Series 9: Photographs, 1974-2004
[Series 10: Artifacts, 1999
[Series 11: Artifacts, 1966-1999
[Series 12: Oversize Materials, 1939-2010
- Series 6: Articles mentioning Roberta Gleiter, 1983-2009
- Series 6 contains articles from Orbiter, SWE Magazine, and Purdue Alumnus.