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Walter Levi Mowrey collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0997

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Walter Levi Mowrey’s academic records from Purdue and Indiana universities, as well as several smaller academic institutions ranging from 1917 to 1947. It also contains documents pertaining to his teaching career, including annual contracts and evaluations.

There are also oversize certificates and diplomas belonging to Mowrey, ranging from 1911 to 1943 (OB156).


  • 1917-1947

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Walter Levi Mowrey was born January 22, 1897, in Lawrence, Marion County, Indiana, to Charles and Della Mowrey. He attended Purdue University, graduating in 1920 with a B.S. in Agriculture. Mowrey worked as farmer before becoming a vocational agriculture teacher at Warren Central High School. On December 4, 1920, he married fellow teacher Helen Myrtle McConnell. They continued to live in Lawrence and work as teachers.


Information found within collection. 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Accessed May 29, 2013. Indiana Marriage Collection. Accessed May 29, 2013.


0.07 Cubic Feet (2 folders, 1 medium oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Francis Keith in 1970.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OB156: Walter Levi Mowrey oversize collection

Item Listing

Folder 1:

1917-4-17 Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity certificate

1917-1920 Purdue University report cards

1918 Purdue University class registration card

1921-1923 Teacher’s State Certificates

1923 Transcript of education courses, Butler College and Indiana University

1923-1937 Teaching evaluations

1920-1927 Indiana University report cards

1923-1939 Teaching contracts

1930 Letter from Purdue University

1934 Letter from Central Normal College

1923-1934 Teaching licenses

Folder 2: 1938 Plan of study, M.S. in Education, Purdue University

1938 Purdue University report cards

1938-1939 Teaching evaluations

1940-1948 Teaching contracts

1943-1-12 Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association Annual January Meeting notes

1947 Purdue University transcript

1947 Purdue University academic record, B.S. degree, 1916-1920

1947 Purdue University grading scale

Undated Class schedule

Undated Certificate of life membership, Purdue Memorial Union

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/05 by Jamie Dunn. EAD finding aid created 2013/05 by Jamie Dunn. Oversize collection processed and EAD finding aid revised by Lauren Patton on 2021/08/25.
Walter Levi Mowrey collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.