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Purdue University

 Organization

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:

Lawson Computer Science Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 02
Identifier: UA 113
Scope and Contents The Lawson Computer Science Building records contains an information booklet about the building and its donors and two blank greeting cards featuring an illustration of the building on the front.
Dates: 2006

Lilly Hall of Life Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 115
Scope and Contents The Lilly Hall of Life Science records comprise three copies of a booklet with information about the building and the departments it housed upon its opening.
Dates: 1960

Locomotive Testing Plant records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 16
Identifier: UA 128
Scope and Contents The Locomotive Testing Plant records contain an information booklet providing details about the facility and floorplans of the plant as well as technical drawings of locomotives.
Dates: 1895

Mackey Arena records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 147
Scope and Contents The Mackey Arena records contain photographs and a special edition of the Journal and Courier about the new arena and wishes Purdue's basketball team luck in their next season. Varying business also purchased advertising space in the edition showing their support of Purdue Athletics.
Dates: 1967

Purdue University Office of Marketing and Media photographs collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 62
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Office of Marketing and Media photographs collection (1865-2011) visually documents Purdue campus life, physical spaces, and events. The collection includes approximately 50 years of photographs and negatives taken of various campus schools, departments, people, and organizations by the Office of Marketing and Media. The collection also includes photographs and negatives collected by the Office of Marketing and Media documenting the nearly 100 years of Purdue's history...
Dates: 1865 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1965 - 2010; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/2011

Martha Bolt Graham Papers on the Class of 1935

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 319
Abstract Photographs, letters, correspondence, memoir relatiing to the Purdue Class of 1935, their anniversary celebrations (Gala Week), and contributions to the Library Scholars Grant Program.
Dates: 1934-2009; Other: Majority of material found in 1960-2005; Other: Date acquired: 04/02/2013

Matthews Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 140
Scope and Contents The Matthews Hall records contains a student's academic paper documenting the history of the buildings, photographs of the exterior and interior of the building, and hand-drawn sketches.
Dates: 1994

Robert Lee Matthews collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 167
Scope and Contents The Robert Lee Matthews collection documents Matthews' time as a student at Coyne Trade and Engineer School and at Purdue and his alumni relations with Purdue. The collection includes personal records and artifacts, correspondence, and photographs.
Dates: 1909 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1953

Mechanical Engineering Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 12
Identifier: UA 124
Scope and Contents The Mechanical Engineering Building records contain the program from the building's dedication and a booklet with information describing the new building, the history of the Mechanical Engineering program at Purdue University, and the speeches delivered during the dedication ceremonies.
Dates: 1933

Memorial Gymnasium records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 02
Identifier: UA 133
Scope and Contents The Memorial Gymnasium records contain receipts from the donations given to the University for the construction of the building. Building dedication information as well as the memorial service programs for those that lost their lives in the Purdue train wreck are also included.
Dates: 1903 - 1935

Meredith Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 80
Scope and Contents The Meredith Hall Records contain four series regarding various information about the residence hall; History of the hall, Administrative documents, Events held at the hall, and information about Students that resided at the hall. The collection contains information about the building such as schematics and maps of the X shaped dormitory. A postcard that was sent to space on the space shuttle Discovery can be found in the collection. Information regarding the Winter Whisper, an elegant social...
Dates: 1937-2008

Michael Golden Shops records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 07
Identifier: UA 119
Scope and Contents The Michael Golden Shops records contain invitations and pamphlets from the building dedication as well as an information pamphlet describing the building and the classes offered by the Department of Practical Mechanics.
Dates: 1910 - 1921

Paul Million papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 512
Scope and Contents The Paul Million papers document Million's career as a history professor at Purdue, research into the history of Purdue and of the History Department, and involvement with the Matchette Foundation.
Dates: 1874 - 1984

Mollenkopf Athletic Center records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 07
Identifier: UA 138
Scope and Contents The Mollenkopf Athletic Center records contain dedication invitations as well as building dedication information containing a brief biographical background of Mollenkopf.
Dates: 1990

Orion Test Flight One flown Purdue memorabilia

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 8
Identifier: 20151102.1

Pharmacy Building records

 File — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 09
Identifier: UA 121
Scope and Contents The Pharmacy Building records contain an information pamphlet from the first annual Pharmacy Night. It includes information about the Pharmacy program at Purdue as well as the building and what services were offered within.
Dates: March 17, 1931

Purdue University Physical Plant records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 04
Identifier: UA 135
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Physical Plant records contain an engineering survey of the plant completed by C. Francis Harding and Gilbert A. Young in 1921, a guide to the services provided by the Physical Plant published in the 1970s, and an organizational chart from 1989.
Dates: 1921 - 1979

Samuel N. Postlethwait papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 516
Overview Articles, artifacts, audio cassette, historical documents, instruction system design handbooks, manuals, papers, photographs, publications, teaching aids and devices, and teaching methods handbooks, which document the pioneering audio tutorial system of instruction of Professor Samuel N. Postlethwait during the 1960s and early 1970s.
Dates: 1965 - 1981

A. A. Potter Engineering Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 150
Scope and Contents The A. A. Potter Engineering Center records contain a floorplan, building illustrations, and an information booklet about the engineering disciplines that are taught and researched in the building.
Dates: 1964 - 1977

Poultry Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 08
Identifier: UA 120
Scope and Contents The Poultry Building records contain a dedication information booklet listing details of the building and a brief history of the poultry program at Purdue University.
Dates: October 15, 1924

Purdue Bell Tower records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 05
Identifier: UA 116
Scope and Contents The Purdue Bell Tower records contain a brochure about the Bell Tower acknowledging the Class of 1948 and their contributions as well as a list of items placed in the 1995 time capsule meant to be opened in 2095.
Dates: 1994 - 1995

Purdue Building Images collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 149
Scope and Contents The Purdue Building Images collection contains photographs and artistic renditions of several Purdue campus buildings. There are also several slides contained within the collection featuring several campus buildings and locals.
Dates: 1913 - 1997

Purdue Building Related Publications collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 62, Placement: 05
Identifier: UA 145
Scope and Contents The Purdue Building Related Publications collection contains publications highlighting several campus buildings and their respective histories.
Dates: 1955 - 2001

Purdue Building Report records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 62, Placement: 04
Identifier: UA 144
Scope and Contents The Purdue Building Report records contain a report completed in 1930 discussing the conditions of the buildings and classrooms at Purdue University, and the possible effect they may have on instruction at the University. Two fire protection reports are also included within the collection.
Dates: 1930 - 1935

Purdue Club of Chicago records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 46
Scope and Contents The Purdue Club of Chicago records consist of three guest registers (1921-1955) that include handwritten names, addresses, graduation years, and phone numbers for members attending various events. Includes occasional notes about Purdue football games and lists of officers for some years (1945-1948) in addition to a few documents on general plans for meetings and committee members.  Includes a letter from Purdue President Edward C. Elliott thanking the Club for an event he attended (April 1945)....
Dates: 1921 - 1955