By Archives Staff
Primary Creator: Stratton, Dorothy C. (1899-2006)
Extent: 1.2 Cubic feet
Arrangement: The papers are organized into five series. 1. Biographical Information 2. Correspondence 3. Speeches and Written Materials 4. SPARS Related Items 5. Photographs.
Date Acquired: 09/23/1979. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Purdue University--Faculty, Purdue University. Dean of Women, Stratton, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Constance), 1899-2006, United States. Coast Guard. Women's Reserve, Women's Archives at Purdue University, Women-- Education, Women deans (Education)--Indiana, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female.
Purdue University. Dean of Women
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
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female.
Access Restrictions: The processed collection is open for research.
Acquisition Source: Dorothy C. Stratton
Acquisition Method: Donated
Related Materials: Dorothy Stratton had close ties to the next three Deans of Women (Helen B. Schleman, Beverley Stone, and Barbara Cook). More photos, correspondence, and other information relating to Stratton can be found in those collections.
Preferred Citation: MSF 366, Dorothy C. Stratton papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Processing Information: The papers relating to Purdue Deans of Women Dorothy Stratton, Helen Schleman, Beverley Stone and Barbara Cook, have had a unique history. Although Stratton personally donated an album of WWII photographs to Purdue University Library in 1979, most of the materials in the Stratton Papers were transferred from Dorothy Stratton to Helen Schleman to Beverley Stone to Barbara Cook before finally coming under the stewardship of Sarah J. Watlington and Betty Nelson, who donated the combined materials to the Karnes Archives and Special Collections. The close friendships between these women and their shared histories as Deans of Women/Deans of Students at Purdue make determining the intended recipient of photographs, letters and other shared documents difficult. The archivists have attempted to restore the provenance of these materials and arrange them into appropriate individual collections to the extent possible. However, due to the intertwined histories of the women on professional and personal levels, the organization may not show exact provenance. Researchers studying Dorothy Stratton may want to also examine the papers of Helen Schleman, Beverley Stone, and Barbara Cook for additional insight into Stratton’s life and career.