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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue University African American Students, Alumni and Faculty collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 154
Scope and Contents The Purdue University African American Students, Alumni and Faculty collection donated by Alexandria Cornelius, was likely gathered during her research on African American students, alumni and faculty at Purdue University. Historical information was gathered from numerous newspapers, Debris yearbooks, directories, statistics, and questionnaires sent to black alumni. Also included are Black Cultural Center newsletters, along with programs and flyers from the Black Cultural Center and The African...
Dates: 1961 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1993 - 1994

Purdue University Customs and Traditions collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 151
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Customs and Traditions collection features, among other memorabilia, a tank scrap chain and padlock from 1913, a label from the first bottle of beer served to a Purdue student after the repeal of prohibition, numerous buttons and pins, including a hatpin with the Purdue seal from 1895 on it (third design), a Reamer's Club "R" from the early 1990s, a Purdue Murad cigarette silk, a 1902-1903 matriculation ticket signed by Purdue President Winthrop E. Stone, along with Junior...
Dates: 1877 - 2014; Other: Majority of material found within 1880 - 1940

Discovery Park Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 19
Identifier: UA 131
Scope and Contents The Discovery Park Building records contain information on buildings constructed in Discovery Park as well as publications and contributions of Discovery Park to the STEM disciplines.
Dates: 2001 - 2009

Fowler Courts Residence Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 43
Scope and Contents The Fowler Courts Residence Hall records document the history of Fowler Courts Residence Hall and Fowler House. The records include annual reports, orientation guidebooks and handbooks, faculty fellow directories, yearbooks and calendars. Also included are Purdue Residence Hall dress code standards and guest hours polices from the 1960s-1980s. Historical documents consist of background information on the closing of Harrison Street Courts and the transition to South Campus Courts,...
Dates: circa 1920s - 1993; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1993

Purdue University Fraternities and Sororities collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 159
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Fraternities and Sororities collection documents the history and activities of the fraternities and sororities at Purdue. Contained in the collection are numerous fraternity and sorority newsletters and magazines. There are some records provided by the Dean of Students Office in 1995 and include correspondence and financial information sheets. Among the other material in the collection are petitions for membership, constitutions and by-laws, membership directories and...
Dates: 1885 - 2008; Other: Majority of material found within 1995

Purdue University International Students collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 152
Overview Collections consists of statistical reports, historical brochure, general information pamphlet, newsletters, a 1930 group photograph, and 1941-42 listing of international students at Purdue University.
Dates: 1930 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1992 - 2002

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 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