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Ida Pace Purdue Autograph Book

Identifier: MS P972a

Scope and Content Note

Autograph book with signed personal inscriptions collected by Ida Pace from Jan. 4, 1884, to May 15, 1886, from approximately 62 persons, 46 of whom were Arkansas Industrial University students.


  • Creation: 1884-1886


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Use Restrictions Apply: Item is fragile, with loose pages, and requires careful handling.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Ida Pace was a graduate, in 1888, and associate professor of English, 1895-1898, of the Arkansas Industrial University. In 1898, she married Albert H. Purdue. She was involved with the founding of Chi Omega Fraternity, a national women's social organization established in 1895 in Fayetteville (Washington County). Serving as the first president and then as first editor of the group's official publication, Eleusis, Pace served as national president again from 1906 to 1912.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Acquisition Information

The Ida Pace Purdue Autograph Book was donated to the Special Collections Department by Richard Howell Purdue of Arlington, Virginia, in November 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by Samuel Sizer; completed November 1975.

Ida Pace Purdue Autograph Book
Samuel Sizer
November 1975
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444