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Purdue Glider Club



  • Existence: 1932-

Historical Information

The Purdue Glider Club was formed in 1932 and competed in its first Intercollegiate Glider Meet in Indianapolis in 1935. Its purpose was to help students learn how to fly and build gliders. At some point in the later 20th century, the club was disbanded. By 2014, the Glider Club was to be reinstated as the Soaring Club.


MSF 521, Horton B. Knoll papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.


"Purdue alumnus donates brand new glider to the Soaring Club," The Exponent, January 14, 2014. Accessed October 11, 2022.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles H. Daudt First National Intercollegiate Air Meet scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 236
Scope and Contents This scrapbook documents the administration, participants, and results of the first National Intercollegiate Air Meet held June 21-22, 1935 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The scrapbook, created by the air meet manager, Charles H. Daudt, includes entry forms, race event rules, race maps, publicity material, participant scores for each event, and results. The scrapbook also includes correspondence related to the original donation of the scrapbook by Charles Daudt in 1976 to...
Dates: 1934 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1935