By Jonathan McConnell
Primary Creator: Purdue University Office of the Dean of Women (1933-1974)
Extent: 5.1 Cubic feet. More info below.
1. Annual Reports, 1958 – 1973 (1.2 cubic feet)
The form and content of the annual report changes over the years, but in general it includes an overview of the Office of the Dean of Women’s philosophy and role in University administration, demographic information about women students as a group, statistics about office visits and discipline issues, and detailed reports from individual office staff.
2. Date File, 1960 – 1974 (1.2 cubic feet)
This series is composed of carbon copies of outgoing correspondence from the Dean of Women. The records include approximately a year of correspondence (1960 – 1961) when Helen Schleman was Dean of Women, and then there is a significant break in the record until 1969 – 1974 during Beverley Stone’s tenure. Any document including privileged information, such as discipline records, grades, or letters of recommendation has been restricted.
3. Budgets and Miscellaneous Material, 1968 – 1975 (0.1 cubic foot)
This series includes official Dean of Women program budgets, information about the Freshman Conference Program, and other miscellaneous documents.
4. NAWDAC Records, 1948 – 1991 (2.6 cubic feet)
Started in 1916 as a National Association of Deans of Women, the organization that would eventually be the National Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Councilors (NAWDAC) was important in developing the professional and social community of women college administrators, especially through its quarterly journal and annual meeting. Helen Schleman and Barbara Cook both served as president of NAWDAC. Beverley Stone was on the executive board as treasurer. This series contains a wide variety of NAWDAC historical material, including correspondence, publications, notes, and manuscripts. Series 4 NAWDAC Records is organized by date.
Date Acquired: 04/23/2008
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research. Access to privileged student information, including grades, recommendations and discipline records is restricted until 70 years from their date of creation.
Acquisition Source: Betty Nelson and Sally Watlington
Related Materials: For the personal papers of individual Deans of Women, see the Carolyn Shoemaker collection (MSF 343), the Dorothy Stratton papers (MSF 366), the Helen Schleman papers (MSF 334), and the Beverley Stone papers (MSF 466). The Dean of Men and Dean of Women offices were merged in 1974 into the Dean of Students office, record group UA 12.05.02.
Preferred Citation: UA 12.05.02-6, Dean of Women records, Karnes Archives & Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries