Elena M. Sliepcevich papers, 1919-2008 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
This collection of materials spans Dr. Sliepcevich's career from the late 1920's to her retirement in the early 1990's. Limited memorabilia and personal materials from her early days in Montana, where she earned her elementary teaching certificate at age 17, to later documentation of degrees, honors and distinctions tell the story of a prolific academician and organizer. In addition to personal and faculty records, this collection includes organizational records documenting Dr. Sliepcevich's notable work as director of the instrumental School Health Education Study (SHES) prior to her appointment at Southern Illinois University. There are several sample health education curriculum kits developed by School Health Education Study, also known as SHES, and related research programs.
Known for her generosity in sharing resources and texts from her personal library, Dr. Sliepcevich's collection also includes a key collection of published material relating to health education. Dr. Sliepcevich's own professional contributions are represented by records of her speeches, articles, book manuscripts and other writings, as well as by samples of student dissertations which she advised during her tenure as a professor at Southern Illinois University.