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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 167 Collections and/or Records:

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 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1960s

Purdue University News Service records, addition 05

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 52
Identifier: 2023-055
Dates: April 1993 - January 1994

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 Marketing and Media historical publications

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20140923

Purdue University Office of Marketing and Media historical publications, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 16
Identifier: 2024-074

Purdue University Office of Publications negatives collection

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

Purdue University pamphlet

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 50
Identifier: 2022-062

Purdue University photographs card

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 2
Identifier: 20140521.3

Purdue University Public Records Administrator records

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: UA 33
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Public Records Administrator records (1898-1988; .5 cf) includes four personnel files of notable Purdue University faculty or staff: Herbert C. Brown, Amelia Earhart, Lillian Gilbreth, and Andrey Potter. There is also a ledger concerning hours worked by Purdue University staff from 1898-1904, and a record of the state Field Examination of Purdue financial records from 1942-1943. Personnel files contain personnel cards concerning a faculty member’s work history and...
Dates: 1898 - 1988; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/2010

Purdue University sesquicentennial collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 2023-087

Purdue World War I announcements and publications collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 53, Placement: 01
Identifier: MSP 251
Scope and Contents The Purdue World War I announcements and publications collection contains several publications regarding the assistance Purdue provided to the United States during its involvement in World War I. Other publications within the collection relate to life at Purdue during this period.
Dates: 1917 - 1919

Purdue World War II announcements and publications collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 53, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSP 252
Scope and Contents The Purdue World War II announcements and publications collection contains several publications regarding Purdue's contributions to the United States Military during World War II. Accelerated wartime course syllabi and other class information offered to those planning on joining the military are located in the collection.
Dates: 1941 - 2006

Rawls Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 130
Scope and Contents The Rawls Hall records contains architectural renderings, an informational pamphlet with building description and floorplan, and a promotional DVD about the building.
Dates: 2003

Purdue University Regional Campuses records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 97
Scope and Contents This collection contains administrative documents, publications, and promotional information relating to the regional campuses of Purdue University and their libraries.
Dates: 1943 - 2008

Report of Committee of Indiana State Grange on Purdue University, ca. 1886-1887

 Collection — Box: Box 40
Identifier: MSP 157
Scope and Contents The “Report of Committee of Indiana State Grange on Purdue University” (1886-1887, one folder) contains a single record, a leaflet containing a report made by an Indiana State Grange committee assigned to visit Purdue following the grange’s sixteenth session in 1886. The report details the committee’s impressions of Purdue’s facilities and programs as they relate to the overall objectives of the grange, and lists resolutions passed by the grange in support of Purdue at a recent annual meeting....
Dates: 1886 - 1887

Charles C. Roberts photographs

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 01
Identifier: MSA 39
Scope and Contents The Charles C. Roberts photographs (1946-1949; 0.25 cubic feet) documents Roberts’ student and family life as a student at Purdue University from 1946-1949. Included in the collection are photographs of campus buildings such as Cary Quad, Purdue Memorial Union, Hovde Hall and Heavilon Hall. Also included in the collection are photographs of students wearing the Senior Cords. Among the photographs are images of Roberts' family and home life.
Dates: 1946 - 1949; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2009

Charles M. Romanowitz papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 56, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSA 345
Scope and Contents The Charles M. Romanowitz papers (1907-1971; 0.2 cubic feet) document Charles Romanowitz’s Purdue career, from his application to Purdue in 1907 to a certificate for his sixtieth anniversary of his degree in 1971. The postcards in the collection, adressed to family members and his future wife Ruth Ritchie, are panoramic scenes of Purdue campus. Of particular interest might be his original senior thesis, “Comparative Costs Foundations in 11-story office bldg. (Variation story height).” The...
Dates: 1907 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1907 - 1911

Ross-Ade Stadium records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 01
Identifier: UA 112
Scope and Contents The Ross-Ade Stadium Records contains two information pamphlets about Ross-Ade Stadium and the Ross-Ade Foundation, one from 1924 and one from 1925. They list members of the Ross-Ade Foundation as well as provide information about the recreational field and stadium.
Dates: 1924 - 1925

Lauren Roth collection of Purdue University broadsides

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 268
Scope and Contents The Lauren Roth collection of Purdue University broadsides (2009; 0.2 cubic feet) documents Purdue campus life and culture as well as marketing strategies of various campus groups, including Purdue University itself. It is predominantly composed of campus group callout broadsides, as well as broadsides advertising various events. The collection was created in HONR 199 Living History as a way to understand Purdue in the present day and curated by Lauren Roth....
Dates: 2009; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/2011

Purdue University Rules and Regulations Governing Students collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSK 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Rules and Regulations Governing Students collection documents some of the earliest Purdue student rules and regulations. Among the collection are various "Rules and Regulations Governing Students" brochures; pledge forms regulating behavior, "Matriculation Regulations and Pledge," a 1913 Regulations for the Government of Athletics and "Manual of the Corps of Instruction," 1914.Some of the unique rules and regulations found in the collection are; Dormitory...
Dates: circa 1880 - 1950

Schwartz Tennis Center records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 03, Folder: 01
Identifier: UA 114
Scope and Contents The Schwartz Tennis Center records contains information about the center and its donors.
Dates: May 11, 2007

Slayter Center of Performing Arts records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 01
Identifier: UA 132
Scope and Contents The Slayter Center of Performing Arts records contains a dedication booklet with information about the facility.
Dates: May 1, 1965

Aubrey H. and Doris M. Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 525
Scope and Contents The Aubrey H. and Doris M. Smith papers contain Aubrey Smith's certificates and letters of recognition for distinguished service to Purdue, a train ticket from 1945, as well as his notebook, masters thesis, doctoral gown, and collection of materials relating to Purdue including a commencement brochure and an issue of the Purdue Alumnus. The papers also contain Doris M. Smith's copy of the Purdue Women's Club program and her notes, poems, and essays from Education 410 and English 551 classes...
Dates: 1929 - 1972