The Deans' Bible

The Deans' Bible

Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality

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Like pearls threaded one-by-one to form a necklace, five women successively nurtured students on the Purdue University campus in America's heartland during the 1930s to 1990s. Individually, each became a legendary dean of women or dean of students. Collectively, they wove a sisterhood of mutual support in their common”sometimes thwarted”pursuit of shared human rights and equality for all.Dorothy C. Stratton, Helen B. Schleman, M. Beverley Stone, Barbara I. Cook, and Betty M. Nelson opened new avenues for women and became conduits for change, fostering opportunities for all people. They were loved by students and revered by colleagues. The women also were respected throughout the United States as founding leaders of the Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS), frontrunners in the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors, and as pivotal members of presidential committees in the Kennedy and Nixon administrations.While it is focused on changing attitudes on one college campus, The Deans' Bible sheds light on cultural change in America as a whole, exploring how each of the deans participated nationally in the quest for equality. The story rolls through the picture-perfect, suppressive 1950s, the awakening 1960s, women's liberation, Title IX, 1980s AIDS and alcohol epidemics, the changing mores for the disabled, and ends in the twenty-first century.As each woman succeeded the other, forming a five-dean friendship, they knitted their bond with a secret symbol”a Bible. Originally possessed by Purdue's first part-time Dean of Women Carolyn Shoemaker, the Bible was handed down from dean to dean with favorite passages marked. The lowercased word bible is often used in connection with reference works or guidebooks. The Deans' Bible serves as a guidebook, brimming with stories of courageous women who led by example and lived their convictions.

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Biographer Klink tells the stories of five influential women--all deans at Purdue University from the 1930s to 1990s--who shared a passion for human rights and equality, and who passed down the Bible of the first dean of women at Purdue, Carolyn Shoemaker (1913-1933). Those who followed her were instrumental in creating new opportunities for women. The first, Dorothy Stratton, among other things, founded the Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARs), brought on board Amelia Earhart as a visiting faculty member, and nearly doubled the membership of the Girl Scouts of America, during her tenure as director (1950-1960). In 49 chapters, Klink examines each dean biographically and describes their accomplishments, influences, and legacies regarding women's rights. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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"Dorothy C. Stratton, Helen B. Schleman, M. Beverley Stone, Barbara I. Cook, and Betty M. Nelson opened new avenues for women and became conduits for change, fostering opportunities for all people. They were loved by students and revered by colleagues. The women were also respected throughout the United States as founding leaders of the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard (SPARS), frontrunners in the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors, and as pivotal members of Presidential Committees in the Kennedy and Nixon administrations. While it is focused on changing attitudes on one college campus, The Deans' Bible opens a window onto cultural change in America as a whole, exploring how each of the Deans participated nationally in the quest for equality. The story rolls through the "picture-perfect," suppressive 1950s, the awakening sixties, women's liberation, Title IX, 1980s AIDS and alcohol, the changing mores for the disabled, and sails into the twenty-first century. As each woman succeeded theother forming a five-dean friendship, they knitted their bond with a secret symbol--a Bible. Originally possessed by Purdue's first part-time Dean of Women Carolyn Shoemaker, the Bible was handed down from dean to dean with favorite passages marked. The lowercase word "bible" is often used in connection with reference works or "guidebooks." The Deans' Bible is just that, brimming with stories of courageous women who led by example and lived their convictions"--
" Like pearls threaded one-by-one to form a necklace, five women successively nurtured students on the Purdue University campus in America's heartland during the 1930s to 1990s. Individually, each became a legendary dean of women or dean of students. Collectively, they wove a sisterhood of mutual support in their common--sometimes thwarted--pursuit of shared human rights and equality for all. Dorothy C. Stratton, Helen B. Schleman, M. Beverley Stone, Barbara I. Cook, and Betty M. Nelson opened new avenues for women and became conduits for change, fostering opportunities for all people. They were loved by students and revered by colleagues. The women also were respected throughout the United States as founding leaders of the Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS), frontrunners in the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors, and as pivotal members of presidential committees in the Kennedy and Nixon administrations. While it is focused on changing attitudes on one college campus, The Deans' Bible sheds light on cultural change in America as a whole, exploring how each of the deans participated nationally in the quest for equality. The story rolls through the "picture-perfect," suppressive 1950s, the awakening 1960s, women's liberation, Title IX, 1980s AIDS and alcohol epidemics, the changing mores for the disabled, and ends in the twenty-first century. As each woman succeeded the other, forming a five-dean friendship, they knitted their bond with a secret symbol--a Bible. Originally possessed by Purdue's first part-time Dean of Women Carolyn Shoemaker, the Bible was handed down from dean to dean with favorite passages marked. The lowercased word "bible" is often used in connection with reference works or "guidebooks." The Deans' Bible serves as a guidebook, brimming with stories of courageous women who led by example and lived their convictions"--

Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781557536761
1557536767
Branch Call Number: 378.772 K688d
Characteristics: xx, 460 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm

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