By Kristin Leaman
Title: Roberta Banaszak Gleiter papers, 1931-2011
Primary Creator: Gleiter, Roberta (1938-)
Extent: 7.0 Cubic feet. More info below.
The Roberta Banaszak Gleiter papers have been arranged in twelve 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
Date Acquired: 09/24/2010. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Aerospace engineering, Purdue University--Students--Social life and customs--20th century, Women's Archives at Purdue University
Forms of Material: Awards, Photographic prints, Reports, Speeches
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Roberta Banaszak Gleiter papers (8 cubic feet; 1931-2011) contains materials that document both Gleiter’s personal and professional life such as letters of appreciation and commendation, awards, certificates, speeches and presentations, photographs, academic transcripts, items pertaining to Gleiter’s involvement in professional organizations, and materials documenting Gleiter’s time at Purdue including her Purdue University student identification card, materials pertaining to Gleiter’s involvement with the Chi Omega fraternity, 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.
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
20101007; 20110211; 20110519; 20111006; 20120210; 20120216; 20120302; 20120412;
Alternate Extent Statement:
11 mss boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 4 artifact boxes
Collection is open for research
The donor has assigned the copyright in her papers to the Archives; copyright of some of the items may be held by their respective authors. Cons ult a reference archivist for details.
Roberta Banaszak Gleiter
MSA 251, Roberta Gleiter papers, Karnes Archives & Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
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