By Jonathan McConnell
Predominant Dates:1934 - 1980
Primary Creator: Schleman, Helen B. (Helen Blanche), (1902-1992)
Extent: 7.0 Cubic feet. More info below.
Arrangement: The Helen Schleman papers are arranged into nine series: 1. Biographical Information 2. Correspondence 3. Speeches and Written material 4. Personal Files 5. Pamphlets and Publications 6. Other Purdue Material 7. Research Files 8. Photographs 9. Artifacts and Oversize Materials
Date Acquired: 04/11/2006. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Armed Forces--Officers, Feminism and higher education, National Association for Women Deans, Administrators & Counselors, Purdue University. Dean of Women, Schleman, Helen Blanche, 1902-1992, Stratton, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Constance), 1899-2006, United States. Coast Guard. Women's Reserve, Women's Archives at Purdue University, Women-- Education, Women--Employment, Women deans (Education)--Indiana, World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female.
Feminism and higher education
National Association for Women Deans, Administrators & Counselors
Purdue University. Dean of Women
Schleman, Helen Blanche, 1902-1992
Stratton, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Constance), 1899-2006
United States. Coast Guard. Women's Reserve
Women's Archives at Purdue University
Women deans (Education)--Indiana
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female.
Second donation received from Sarah J. Watlington, March 7, 2008.
20121203.2, Transfer from the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance via Alyssa Rollock on December 3, 2012
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Acquisition Source: Donation received from Barbara Cook and Sarah J. Watlington
Helen Schleman had close ties to three other Deans of Women: Dorothy Stratton, Beverley Stone, and Barbara Cook. More photos, correspondence, and other materials relating to Schleman can be found in those collections.
Oral history interview conducted July 16, 1970, located within MSO 2, Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection.
Preferred Citation: MSF 334, Helen B. Schleman collection, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Finding Aid Revision History:
While processing the Dean of Women Office Records papers, the archivist discovered two cubic feet of speech notes, dated from 1944 to 1988, belonging to Helen Schleman. This material has been organized by date into five manuscript boxes and added to Series 3 of the Helen Schleman papers.
Archon record revised by Virginia Pleasant on May 24, 2016.