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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:

Robert W. Topping papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 33
Scope and Contents The Robert W. Topping papers (1930-1996; 2.75 cubic feet) collection consists of many newspaper clippings, news releases, ten interviews on cassette tapes and miscellaneous printed ephemera that Robert W. Topping collected, while on the staff of the Purdue University Office of Publications for twenty-eight years. Also included are the files used for his published book; “The Hovde Years,” 1980 and the original manuscript for “A Century and Beyond,” 1988, along with manuscripts for “Gentle...
Dates: 1930 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1988

Basil S. Turner papers

 Collection — Box: 1 box
Identifier: MSA 290
Abstract The collection includes correspondence and reports relating to Turner’s contributions to and support of Purdue, as well as published material about him and his time at CTS corporation.
Dates: 1976 - 1993; Other: Date acquired: 01/12/1993

University Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 151
Scope and Contents The University Hall records contain 1877 dedication ceremony invitations, blueprints for the historical marker erected in 1984, and an information pamphlet sent out to alumni requesting donations to the University.
Dates: 1877 - 1984

University Residences records

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 48
Identifier: 20210128.1

Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 05
Identifier: UA 136
Scope and Contents The Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry records contain an information booklet that outlines staff of the Department of Chemistry at the time, their publications, building information, and the dedication ceremony for the new building.
Dates: 1955

Emerson E. White letter book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 86
Scope and Contents Letter book of Emerson E. White, Purdue's president from 1876 to 1883, documenting all of White's correspondence from 1877 to 1881.  Includes index of correspondents.  Some pages are faded.
Dates: 1877 - 1882

World's Fair Purdue Alumni Registers collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 161
Scope and Contents The World's Fair Purdue Alumni Registers collection contains three registers from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Panama Pacific International Exposition, and Century of Progress World's Fair showcases. Alumni that visited the fairs were encouraged to sign the registers. Notable signatures include Eulora Miller, Purdue's first female graduate, in the Panama Pacific register and President Theodore Roosevelt in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition register.
Dates: April 30, 1904 - October 31, 1934

Robert Wray glass negatives

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 110
Scope and Contents The Robert Wray glass negatives documents life during the World War I era. The glass negatives feature Purdue University and time spent in France during World War I. It also features a mansion, lake-house, and images of family life. Due to lack of documentation, no individuals or buildings are currently identified in the negatives. The collection includes 63 glass negatives and four original packages designed for glass negatives.
Dates: circa 1890s - 1920s