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Part of the Archives and Special Collections of Purdue University Libraries, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives began in 2006, the result of a generous one million dollar gift from Purdue alumna Susan Bulkeley Butler to document the lives and accomplishments of women associated with Purdue University or the state of Indiana. The mission of the Women's Archives is to collect, preserve, and make available primary source materials on women’s history in Indiana in order to recognize the contributions of Hoosier women to society. Special emphasis is placed on collecting the papers of women affiliated with Purdue University, the records of women’s organizations in the state, papers of women authors, and papers of women who succeeded in largely male dominated professions such as agriculture, aeronautics and astronautics, business, engineering, science, and technology. The goal of the Women’s Archives is to recognize the rich history of Indiana women, and to provide resources to teachers, students, researchers, and the public for learning about the key roles women have played in Indiana and Purdue’s history.

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