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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 158 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue Memorial Union records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 111
Scope and Contents The Purdue Memorial Union records contain information regarding the construction of the building, its uses, and promotional materials throughout its existence, including the student petition to raise funds and encourage the Board of Trustees to finish the building when construction was delayed due to World War I. Several pamphlets contain floor plans of the Union and show how the building has changed over the years with new additions.
Dates: 1920 - 1999

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.
Dates: 1969 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972

Purdue Related Metal Stamp collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSR 15
Scope and Contents The Purdue Related Metal Stamp collection contains eleven stamps of Purdue buildings as well as other miscellaneous scenes.
Dates: undated

Purdue Research Park building records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 146
Scope and Contents The Purdue Research Park building records contain information booklets outlining the acquisition of land for the park by the University. The booklets also advertise the space and scope of the park to leaders in industry so that they will utilize the park for their business practices.
Dates: 1962

Purdue Residence Hall Council records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 107
Scope and Contents The Purdue Residence Hall Council Records contains the drafted constitution of the organization as well as meeting minutes over the course of eight years. Attendance logs and budgeting information are included.
Dates: 1975 - 1983

Purdue University administrative scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 183
Scope and Contents The Purdue University administrative scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, administrative records and forms, photographs, maps, and advertisements for events at Purdue. Newspaper articles cover a wide range of topics about Purdue, including students, faculty, events, sports, conferences, research, funding, and campus buildings.
Dates: 1875 - 1963

Purdue University Architect records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 154
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Architect records contain images in varying media formats of Purdue University buildings and landscapes. Reports from the University Architect’s office regarding the different buildings on the West Lafayette as well as satellite campus located within the State of Indiana can also been found.
Dates: 1949 - 2012

Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 58
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes collection documents the operations of the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees include approving the budget of the University, voting to appoint new University presidents, naming buildings, and establishing departments within the University. The collection includes meeting minutes, related documents, and calendars used by the President of the University at meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Dates: 1865 - 2020

Purdue University Business Services records

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: UA 35
Scope and Contents The Business Services records (circa 1971; 0.25 cubic feet) documents the Business Services office at Freehafer Hall (formerly Administrative Services Building) circa 1971.  It shows the reception of Administrative Management magazine’s 1970 Office of the Year Award by various staff. Other materials include a floor plan of the office, images of unnamed staff, as well as photographs of furniture.  Types of materials include: photographs, a pamphlet, and other...
Dates: circa 1971; Other: Date acquired: 04/09/2012

Purdue University Campus Maps collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSR 6
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Campus Maps collection consists of "Welcome to Purdue," campus maps, campus accessibility maps, self-guided tour maps and numerous 8.5 x 11 inch campus maps with building abbreviations and names. Some specialized maps can also be found in the collection; these include: aerial maps, "center of population," historical data about buildings, campus tree guide, Purdue Arboretum map and listing of trees on campus, bike path and parking, pedestrian, campus parking areas and bus...
Dates: 1874 - 2014

Purdue University Campus Maps collection, addition 05

 Unprocessed — Digital Folder: 20200414 Purdue University Campus Maps Collection addition 05
Identifier: 20200414

Purdue University COVID-19 Response collection

 Unprocessed — Digital Folder: 2022-014 Purdue COVID-19 Response collection
Identifier: 2022-014

Purdue University COVID-19 Response collection, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Digital Folder: 2022-015 Purdue COVID-19 Response collection addition 01
Identifier: 2022-015

Purdue University Dairy Science records

 Unprocessed — Box: Box 1
Identifier: 20070907.1

Purdue University Department of Mathematics records

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20070907.3
Dates: circa 1960s - 1970s

Purdue University Executive Vice President for Physical Facilities Office records

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: UA 71
Abstract Papers and organizational charts documenting purchasing procedures and bureaucratic structure of Physical Facilities
Dates: 1960-2008; Other: Date acquired: 06/05/2010

Purdue University Marketing and Media images, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Box: Cabinets 1-7
Identifier: 20160626
Dates: 1964 - 2011; Majority of material found within 2000s

Purdue University Marketing and Media production samples, addition 06

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20210309.4

Purdue University Musical Organizations records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 40
Scope and Contents This collection documents Purdue University's musical organizations including the Choral Society, Glee Club, Symphony Orchestra, and University bands. Materials include song books, scrapbook, programs, sheet music, and record albums. Includes information on well-known Purdue songs, such as "Hail Purdue," as well as lesser-known Purdue songs performed at convocations, football games against Indiana University, and related events. Some late 19th century song books not specific to Purdue but...
Dates: 1876 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1960s

Purdue University Newsreels and Year in Review recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 65
Scope and Contents The Purdue Newsreel began in 1956 as a yearly film, and later video, review of university events of the previous year. Contents of each recording focus upon academics, student activities, campus structures, athletics, and special events. One silent film, circa 1943-1945, is also included in the collection. In 2013, the Purdue Newsreel was renamed the Purdue Year in Review.
Dates: 1943 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1955 - 2019

Purdue University Office of Marketing and Media collection of slides and negatives

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20150123.1

Purdue University Office of Publications negatives collection

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 51
Identifier: 2022-107
Dates: circa 1900 - 1920