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Purdue University

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Dates

  • Existence: May 6, 1869-

Historical Information

Purdue University was created as part of the Morrill Act and is the land-grant institution of higher learning in the state of Indiana.

Found in 163 Collections and/or Records:

Class of 1915 photo album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 260
Scope and Contents The Class of 1915 photo album (1912-1915; 0.10 cubic feet) documents class activities and Greek events of the Class of 1915, including the Tank Scrap and Greek house parties. Photographs of campus scenery and buildings are included (Fowler Hall, Physics Building). Of particular interest may be the documentation of the 1913 flood in the Lafayette area. Some of the photographs identify class members through hand-written notes on photographs and captions. The album is believed to have been...
Dates: 1912 - 1939; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1915

Class of 1950 Lecture Hall records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 06
Identifier: UA 117
Scope and Contents The Class of 1950 Lecture Hall records contain a dedication ceremony invitation as well as an information booklet discussing details of the building.
Dates: 1990

Collection of 1967 Rose Bowl Materials

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 1, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSP 189
Abstract Miscellaneous publications and publicity materials relating to the Purdue football team’s participation in the 1967 Rose Bowl.
Dates: 1966 - 1967

Collection of Early Purdue University publicity materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 233
Scope and Contents The Collection of Early Purdue University publicity materials comprises promotional pamphlets and broadsides created and distributed by Purdue University to build awareness of the university and encourage enrollment in its academic programs.  Some materials include descriptions of courses of study, tuition and student fees, and information about enrollment and registration deadlines.
Dates: 1878 - 1898

Collection of Purdue Diplomas

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 133
Abstract Diplomas documenting academic degrees awarded at Purdue University.
Dates: 1879 - 1913

Collection of Purdue University postcards, addition 15

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 51
Identifier: 2022-111

Collection of Purdue University Spring Fling medals

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20210430

France A. Córdova papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 3
Abstract The collection includes publications, correspondence, reports, notes, certificates, artifacts, and ephemera related to the life and career of France A. Córdova.
Dates: 1963-2012; Other: Majority of material found in 2007-2012; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/2009

France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 14
Identifier: UA 126
Scope and Contents The France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center records contain four information booklets about the Recreational Gymnasium and Recreational Sports, including a layout of the facility.
Dates: 1957 - 1993

Purdue University Customs and Traditions collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 151
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Customs and Traditions collection features, among other memorabilia, a tank scrap chain and padlock from 1913, a label from the first bottle of beer served to a Purdue student after the repeal of prohibition, numerous buttons and pins, including a hatpin with the Purdue seal from 1895 on it (third design), a Reamer's Club "R" from the early 1990s, a Purdue Murad cigarette silk, a 1902-1903 matriculation ticket signed by Purdue President Winthrop E. Stone, along with Junior...
Dates: 1877 - 2014; Other: Majority of material found within 1880 - 1940

Dauch Alumni Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 137
Scope and Contents The Dauch Alumni Center records contain an information booklet describing the center's purpose and offerings to the Purdue Community as well as a floorplan of the building.
Dates: 2004

Decorative Purdue plate

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20201119

Discovery Park Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 19
Identifier: UA 131
Scope and Contents The Discovery Park Building records contain information on buildings constructed in Discovery Park as well as publications and contributions of Discovery Park to the STEM disciplines.
Dates: 2001 - 2009

Purdue University Division of Dance Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 10
Abstract The Division of Dance collection consists of material from Purdue University’s dance department including scrapbooks, photographs (digital and physical) and videos of performances, posters, newspaper clippings, and departmental records.
Dates: 1925 - 2012; Majority of material found within 2008 - 2012

Electrical Engineering Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 15
Identifier: UA 127
Scope and Contents The Electrical Engineering Building records contain an article discussing the building as well as invitations to the dedication ceremony of the Thomas Duncan Addition to the building.
Dates: 1926 - 1931

Elliott Hall of Music records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 125
Scope and Contents The Elliott Hall of Music records contain information about the building dedication in 1940, past performances, brochures, and a safety plan for the building drafted in 1960. The collection also includes five large albums containing photos and autographs of the acts who performed at the Hall of Music between its dedication ceremony in 1940 and 1965; notable figures include Bob Hope, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Clement Attlee.
Dates: 1940 - 1990

Fritz Ernst autobiography

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 6, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSA 19
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Small Town Boy Goes Away To College, an autobiography written by Fritz Ernst: '...just the simple story of the President of the B. Y. P. U. (Baptist Young People Union) of Madison, Indiana, attending Purdue University in his cutaway suit," circa 1896.
Dates: 1896

Evelyn Schmollinger papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 249
Scope and Contents The Evelyn Schmollinger Papers (1950-1956; 1.75 cubic feet) document the personal life of Evelyn Harvey Schmollinger as a student at Purdue University. The papers consist of scrapbooks, dance cards, and issues of The Purdue Agriculturalist. Types of materials include: magazines (periodicals), dance cards, programs, newspaper clippings, cards, invitations, letters, postcards, tickets, membership cards, identification cards, dried flowers, napkins, pins, and matchbooks.The collection...
Dates: 1950 - 1956; Other: Majority of material found within 1952 - 1956; Other: Date acquired: 03/07/2012

Felix and Selma Stefanile papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 306
Scope and Contents The Felix and Selma Stefanile papers (1920-2009; 26.75 cubic feet) document the personal and professional lives of Felix and Selma Stefanile. The collection includes rough drafts and notes of Felix and Selma's published poems and essays. It also contains personal papers which document both of their lives in New York before they came to live in West Lafayette, Indiana. Many of the photographs are focused on Felix's childhood, early life, middle and later years. The photographs document less of...
Dates: 1920-2009; Majority of material found within 1944-2000; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2010

Fifty Years of Placement Services at Purdue University report

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 66, Placement: 10
Identifier: MSP 297
Scope and Contents The Fifty Years of Placement Services at Purdue University report document the developments of career placement services at Purdue University from 1921 to 1971. Within the report, includes details of the types of assessments administereed, the economic climate, and how it influenced graduates with securing a job. Within a given time frame, the papers discuss the percentage of graduates known to be employed. Salaries, recruiting activity, and new developments within the office are outlined.
Dates: July 10, 1972

Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 62, Placement: 03
Identifier: UA 143
Scope and Contents The Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering records contain an information pamphlet discussing the history of the Chemical Engineering Department as well as the new building addition in 2002.
Dates: 2002

Fowler Courts Residence Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 43
Scope and Contents The Fowler Courts Residence Hall records document the history of Fowler Courts Residence Hall and Fowler House. The records include annual reports, orientation guidebooks and handbooks, faculty fellow directories, yearbooks and calendars. Also included are Purdue Residence Hall dress code standards and guest hours polices from the 1960s-1980s. Historical documents consist of background information on the closing of Harrison Street Courts and the transition to South Campus Courts,...
Dates: circa 1920s - 1993; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1993

Fowler Hall records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 54, Placement: 03
Identifier: UA 118
Scope and Contents The Fowler Hall records contain materials related to the dedication of Eliza Fowler Hall and its organ.
Dates: 1901 - 1923

Purdue University Fraternities and Sororities collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 159
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Fraternities and Sororities collection documents the history and activities of the fraternities and sororities at Purdue. Contained in the collection are numerous fraternity and sorority newsletters and magazines. There are some records provided by the Dean of Students Office in 1995 and include correspondence and financial information sheets. Among the other material in the collection are petitions for membership, constitutions and by-laws, membership directories and...
Dates: 1885 - 2008; Other: Majority of material found within 1995