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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 34 Collections and/or Records:

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 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

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

Stewart Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 110
Scope and Contents The Stewart Center records contain floor plans and materials related to the building's construction and correspondence between Dr. John H. Moriarty and various distinguished groups and individuals invited to the dedication ceremony. A program from the first student play held in Loeb Playhouse is also contained within the collection as well as several library documents.
Dates: 1955 - 1980

Fredrick C. Tegeler collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 58, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSA 141
Scope and Contents The Fredrick C. Tegeler collection comprises materials related to Purdue University, including photographs, football posters, and a supplement to the Purdue Alumnus.
Dates: circa 1920s - 1963

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

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