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Carolyn E. Shoemaker collection


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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Memorial Pamphlet, Memorial Service Program and Newspaper Clippings

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Carolyn E. Shoemaker collection, 1914-1997 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Primary Creator: Shoemaker, Carolyn E. (1868-1933)

Extent: 0.4 Cubic feet. More info below.

Subjects: Deans of women--United States, Purdue University--Faculty, Shoemaker, Carolyn E. (1868-1933), Women's Archives at Purdue University, Women in higher education

Forms of Material: Pamphlets, Programs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains a box of memorial pamphlets, one faculty folder, Shoemaker's annotated copy of the Purdue 1926-1927 Directory, and two books owned by her: The Crescent Moon, and The Perfect Tribute.

Biographical Note

Carolyn Ernestine Shoemaker earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue in 1888, and later a master's degree in 1889. After spending several years caring for her incapacitated mother, Shoemaker found her way back to Purdue in 1900, taking on a position as professor of English Literature with the encouragement of Emma McRae, also a professor of English Literature and widely known "Lady Principal" of the University. In 1913, President Winthrop E. Stone offered Shoemaker the position of Dean of Women in addition to her teaching responsibilities. Among her accomplishments, Dean Shoemaker is remembered for her unceasing efforts in raising funds for the construction of the Purdue Memorial Union and ensuring that the alumni association remained an active organization on campus.

Subject/Index Terms

Deans of women--United States
Purdue University--Faculty
Shoemaker, Carolyn E. (1868-1933)
Women's Archives at Purdue University
Women in higher education

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 mss box

Access Restrictions: The faculty folder is open for research. Some parts of the collection have not been processed.

Preferred Citation: MSF 343, Carolyn E. Shoemaker collection, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised, 9/10/15

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[Folder 1: Memorial Pamphlet, Memorial Service Program and Newspaper Clippings, 1933-1997],