About the Library
The Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Library (HSSE), located in Stewart Center, houses a large print collection that supports scholarly research and includes nonfiction, classic literature, children’s literature, contemporary literature, government documents and periodicals. The main floor features over 40 workstations, as well as printers, photocopier/scanners, and collaborative or individual study areas. Quiet study areas and other group study rooms are also available on the remaining three floors. Research assistance is available at the service desk and by appointment. Watch a brief virtual tour of our library here !
Stewart Center Room 150
504 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Purdue University Libraries - HSSE
504 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058
The Libraries media collection, consisting largely of DVDs and VHS tapes, can be found on the 2nd floor of the HSSE library. This collection supports academic courses taught across the University, but many titles are also of general interest. Check out media items with a Purdue ID for a one-week period. Viewing equipment and headphones are available. Scheduled media items or items on reserve will be at the Hicks UGRL Library iDesk through spring semester 2013.
This display celebrates the 100th anniversary of Homemaker Extension and Home Economics Clubs in Indiana. In 1913, during a conference at Purdue University, Virginia Claypool Meredith and Mary Matthews called together a group of women leaders from various counties who voted to organize a State Home Economics Association in order to encourage educational activities for homemakers and to promote the teaching of Home Economics in schools. Now known as the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association, or IEHA, the organization continues to hold an annual meeting every summer at Purdue University. On display are photographs from Purdue’s Home Demonstration records, a collection of IEHA membership pins, Homemaker Club pamphlets and history books, and scrapbooks documenting Homemaker activities. The display runs from May 30th to June 30th.