Like pearls threaded one-by-one to form a necklace, five women successors 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 with their common, often thwarted, pursuit of human freedoms. Dorothy C.Like pearls threaded one-by-one to form a necklace, five women successors 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 with their common, often thwarted, pursuit of human freedoms. Dorothy C. Stratton, Helen B. Schleman, M. Beverley Stone, Barbara I. Cook, and Betty M. Nelson shaped avenues and attitudes for women and became conduits for change fostering opportunities for all people. They were loved by students and revered by colleagues. The women were 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. The Deans’ Bible sings of America on a university campus and beyond. During the Depression aviatrix Amelia Earhart and renowned motion study engineer of Cheaper by the Dozen fame Lillian Gilbreth advised and taught at Purdue befriending Dorothy Stratton and Helen Schleman. The novel-like book gives a spirited account of SPARS, directed by Captain Dorothy Stratton. 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 a Coast Guard Cutter is named after Dorothy Stratton and commissioned by First Lady Michelle Obama. 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 word bible means “guidebook.” The Deans’ Bible is just that, brimming with courageous women who led by example living their convictions....
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the deans bible five purdue women and their quest for equality Reviews
well written, thoughtful with lots of history and personal stories.
This book is the fascinating history of the first 6 deans of women at Purdue University. It is both a story of the women and a history of the fight for equality at an institution of higher learning. These women were incredible. I wish I had known them. It is a particularly interesting book to anyone who has attended Purdue or been affiliated with the university in any way. I did not attend Purdue, but I have lived in Lafayette for 23 years and am very familiar with the university. There was a lot of great history of the university in this book that I had never known. Add to that historical figures like Amelia Earhart, Earl Butz, and Lillian Gilbreth to make the book even more interesting. My book club really enjoyed it.
Excellent book about 5 women who made a male-dominated Midwestern university a place where women could thrive, both as undergraduates and as faculty members. In a larger world, they served as leaders in the military, on presidential commissions for the status of women, and in the national association of Deans of Women. They were remarkable in their support of each other, even in retirement. They were a "chosen family". Angie Klink does a superb job bringing their stories of perseverance and integrity to life.
A skillfully woven look at the history of great women who not only made significant contributions to the campus of Purdue University, but also to generations of women around the globe.
A history of Purdue University, the Greater Lafayette Area and U.S rolled into one. Contains gems of how to bring about change useful even today. These women lived in a man's world while remaining women.