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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 22 Collections and/or Records:

Albert J. Gowan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 474
Scope and Contents The Albert J. Gowan papers document Albert J. Gowan's involvement in the design of the Purdue University seal, Purdue centennial material, and Krannert logo, along with miscellaneous items, such as press clippings related to the projects. Information on the various designs of the Purdue seal proceeding Gowan's 1968 design is also included among the papers. The press material also provides key information on the Purdue seal, Purdue centennial graphic materials, and the design of the Krannert...

Neil A. Armstrong papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5
Scope and Contents The Neil A. Armstrong papers document the military, aeronautics, astronautics, teaching and corporate business career of Neil A. Armstrong. The papers also feature items from Armstrong's youth and education. The collection includes but is not limited to documents, coursework, working papers, subject files, correspondence, writings, speeches, recordings, photographs and newspaper clippings. The papers are divided into eighteen series, and further information on the scope and content of the...

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.

James Blakesley papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 1, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSA 358
Abstract Materials documenting James Blakesley's tenure as VP and president of the University Club.

Roy D. Bridges Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6
Scope and Contents The Roy D. Bridges Jr. papers document the extensive Air Force and NASA career of Roy D. Bridges Jr.The papers include but are not limited to, artifacts, audio visual material, awards, books, briefs and records, certificates, clippings, clothing, correspondence, diaries, documents, flight logs, flight checklists and data files, along with Bridges' pilot kneeboard notes, medals, mementos, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, textbooks, research papers, and working paper...

Earl L. Butz papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 64
Abstract Documents, photographs, letters, scrapbooks, correspondence, biographical material, speeches, artifacts, and subject files documenting the career of Earl L. Butz as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1971-1976.

Eugene A. Cernan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288
Scope and Contents The Eugene A. Cernan papers document the military, aeronautics, and astronautics career of Eugene A. Cernan, as well as his subsequent professional and public activities. The papers also feature records pertaining to Cernan's youth, family, and education. The collection includes but is not limited to artifacts, audiovisual recordings, awards, books, certificates, coins, correspondence, documents, mission patches, newspaper clippings, photographs, plaques, publications, scrapbooks, speeches,...

Purdue University Chinese Students collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 155
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Chinese Students collection documents the Chinese Students' Alliance Conference, Mid-West Section, hosted by Purdue University in 1921 and 1925.  The collection consists of various brochures and programs from the conferences. Other material included is a "Chinese Students at Purdue" brochure; a 1927 Purdue University Chinese Students' yearbook; a booklet, in Chinese, used to recruit potential Chinese students in 1930 and correspondence between the Purdue Club of China...

Cornell A. Bell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 18
Scope and Contents The Cornell A. Bell papers, 1933-2009 (12 cubic feet) document the personal and business life of Dr. Cornell Bell. Materials include photographs and correspondence between Cornell Bell and his students, colleagues, and personal friends. Although there are a few items from Cornell Bell's early life as a child, the majority of the collection documents his personal and business life from the years 1973 to 2007. The collection consists of three main series: papers, photographs, and audiovisual and...

Felix and Selma Stefanile papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 306
Scope and Contents The Felix and Selma Stefanile papers (1920-2009; 26.75 cubic feet) document the personal and professional lives of Felix and Selma Stefanile. The collection includes rough drafts and notes of Felix and Selma's published poems and essays. It also contains personal papers which document both of their lives in New York before they came to live in West Lafayette, Indiana. Many of the photographs are focused on Felix's childhood, early life, middle and later years. The photographs document less of...

Fowler Courts Residence Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 43
Abstract Annual reports, orientation guidebooks and handbooks, faculty fellow directories, yearbooks, calendars, photographs, historical information, including Purdue residence hall dress code standards and guest hours policies (1960s-1980s), and various memorabilia documenting the history of Fowler Courts and Fowler House.

France A. Córdova papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 3
Abstract The collection includes publications, correspondence, reports, notes, certificates, artifacts, and ephemera related to the life and career of France A. Córdova.

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.

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.

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)....

Purdue Club of Chicago scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 216
Abstract Letters, invitations, programs, rosters, printed ephemera, and clippings documenting the early years of the Purdue Club of Chicago.

Purdue University Customs and Traditions collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 151
Abstract This collection features artifacts and other memorabilia related to Purdue student customs and traditions. Included are Purdue student brochures, booklets written by Edward C. Elliott, various programs, a matriculation ticket signed by Winthrop E. Stone, a label from the first bottle of beer served to a Purdue student after the repeal of prohibition, early residence hall newsletters and other memorabilia. Also includes historical information and correspondence in regards to 3 key Purdue...

Purdue University Fraternities and Sororities collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 159
Abstract Purdue University fraternity and sorority newsletters, magazines, brochures, historical documents, clippings, correspondence, directories, new member guides, pamphlets, photographs, programs, minutes, rush information, scrapbooks and records that document their histories and activities. Also included is Interfraternity Council information and Panhellenic rush and other miscellaneous information.

Purdue University School of Medicine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 174
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, historical documents, memorandum, pamphlets, periodical, reports, a scrapbook, and a joint resolution documenting the early history of the Purdue University School of Medicine.

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.

The Purdue University Centennial collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 121
Abstract Congratulatory letters and certificates, proclamations and resolutions, booklets, and other items documenting the Purdue University centennial.