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Marylu McEwen papers

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Typed memories of Helen Schleman by Barbara Cook

Information on the Helen Blanche Schleman Gold Medallion Award

Typescript and published article on the Span Plan, by Helen Schleman

Pamphlet on the Span Plan, circa 1968

Span Plan lifeline charts

Outline on "Educational Planning for Women," by Cecilia Zissis



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Marylu McEwen papers, 1968-2002 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1968

Primary Creator: Schleman, Helen B. (1902-1992)

Other Creators: Cook, Barbara I. (1929-2013)

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 12/09/2011

Subjects: Span Plan, Women's Archives at Purdue University, Women - Employment, Women deans (Education)--Indiana

Languages: English

Abstract

Typescripts, manuscripts, and published information pertaining to Helen Schleman and the Span Plan.

Biographical Note

Helen Blanche Schleman (1902-1992), noted "unapologetic feminist," came to Purdue in 1934 as director of the first women's residence hall, subsequent to the razing of Ladies Hall in 1927. After taking a four-year leave of absence to serve in the Women's Coast Guard Reserve during World War II, Schleman returned to Purdue in 1947 as Dean of Women. She is acknowledged for having fought for women's rights at Purdue, including terminating the curfew for women students and spearheading a freshman conference program for women. Also during her tenure at Purdue, she earned a master's degree in education and psychology. Schleman retired as Dean of Women in 1968 and went on to become founder and first director of the Span Plan, a program which encourages adult students to continue or start their college careers. She remained an active member of the community until her death in 1992. Schleman Hall, which now houses the Purdue's Student Services department, is named in her honor.

Subject/Index Terms

Span Plan
Women's Archives at Purdue University
Women - Employment
Women deans (Education)--Indiana

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Acquisition Source: Marylu McEwan

Acquisition Method: Recieved as a donation from Marylu McEwan.


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[Item 1: Typed memories of Helen Schleman by Barbara Cook, 2002],
[Item 2: Information on the Helen Blanche Schleman Gold Medallion Award, 1968],
[Item 3: Typescript and published article on the Span Plan, by Helen Schleman, circa 1970],
[Item 4: Pamphlet on the Span Plan, circa 1968],
[Item 5: Span Plan lifeline charts, circa 1968],
[Item 6: Outline on "Educational Planning for Women," by Cecilia Zissis, circa 1970],
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