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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 132 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of Early Purdue University Publicity materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 233
Scope and Contents The Collection of Early Purdue University Publicity materials (1870-1898; .25 cubic feet) comprises promotional pamphlets and broadsides created and distributed by Purdue University to build awareness of the university and encourage enrollment in its academic programs.  Some materials include descriptions of courses of study, tuition and student fees, and information about enrollment and registration deadlines.

Collection of Purdue Diplomas

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 133
Abstract Diplomas documenting academic degrees awarded at Purdue University.

Collection of Student Newspapers at Purdue University

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 99
Abstract Student newspapers documenting student life, unrest, and obscenity controversy.

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...

Dauch Alumni Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 137
Scope and Contents The Dauch Alumni Center records contain an information booklet describing the center's purpose and offerings to the Purdue Community as well as a floorplan of the building.

David Blood collection of slides of Purdue University

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSP 54
Scope and Contents The David Blood collection of slides of Purdue University (1959; 0.25 cubic feet) documents David Blood’s trip to Purdue University in 1959. He and his high school class took a train from New Jersey to Lafayette, Indiana. The slides document the trip to Purdue, campus buildings and scenes, the artwork displayed at the convocation, and his trip back to New Jersey. The slides have been kept in their original order. Blood arranged the slides chronologically into four categories: On the way to...

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.

Purdue University Division of Dance Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 10
Abstract The Division of Dance collection consists of material from Purdue University’s dance department including scrapbooks, photographs (digital and physical) and videos of performances, posters, newspaper clippings, and departmental records.

Electrical Engineering Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 15
Identifier: UA 127
Scope and Contents The Electrical Engineering Building records contain an article discussing the building as well as invitations to the dedication ceremony of the Thomas Duncan Addition to the building.

Elliott Hall of Music records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 13
Identifier: UA 125
Scope and Contents The Elliott Hall of Music records contain information about the building dedication in 1940, past performances, brochures, and a safety plan for the building drafted in 1960.

Evelyn Schmollinger papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 249
Scope and Contents The Evelyn Schmollinger Papers (1950-1956; 1.75 cubic feet) document the personal life of Evelyn Harvey Schmollinger as a student at Purdue University. The papers consist of scrapbooks, dance cards, and issues of The Purdue Agriculturalist. Types of materials include: magazines (periodicals), dance cards, programs, newspaper clippings, cards, invitations, letters, postcards, tickets, membership cards, identification cards, dried flowers, napkins, pins, and matchbooks.The collection...

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...

Fifty Years of Placement Services at Purdue University report

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 66, Placement: 10
Identifier: MSP 297
Scope and Contents The Fifty Years of Placement Services at Purdue University report document the developments of career placement services at Purdue University from 1921 to 1971. Within the report, includes details of the types of assessments administereed, the economic climate, and how it influenced graduates with securing a job. Within a given time frame, the papers discuss the percentage of graduates known to be employed. Salaries, recruiting activity, and new developments within the office are outlined.

Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 62, Placement: 03
Identifier: UA 143
Scope and Contents The Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering records contain an information pamphlet discussing the history of the Chemical Engineering Department as well as the new building addition in 2002.

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.

Fowler Hall records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 54, Placement: 03
Identifier: UA 118
Scope and Contents The Fowler Hall records contain materials related to the dedication of Eliza Fowler Hall and its organ.

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.

France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 14
Identifier: UA 126
Scope and Contents The France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center records contain four information booklets about the Recreational Gymnasium and Recreational Sports, including a layout of the facility.

Freehafer Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 153
Scope and Contents The Freehafer Hall records contain building and planning reports for the original building and later addition, awards won by the office staff, and varying correspondence in regards to the day to day operations of the staff.

Ruth Freehafer collection on R.B. Stewart

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 513
Scope and Contents The Ruth Freehafer collection on R.B. Stewart contains Freehafer's drafts of her 1983 book "R.B. Stewart and Purdue University" as well as the notes she compiled while researching Stewart, some of the sources she used, the transcript from a 1977 interview with Stewart, notes from two other interviews with Stewart and his oral history transcript, and notes from interviews conducted with Stewart's colleagues.

Fritz Ernst autobiography

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 6, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSA 19
Scope and Contents Small Town Boy Goes Away to College, an autobiography by Fritz Ernst, circa, 1896.

Robert J. Gagen engineering tools

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 38
Scope and Contents Robert J. Gagen engineering tools consist of three sets of engineering drafting/compass tools used by Gagen as a Purdue student. One of the sets has Purdue inscribed on the case.

Gary J. Glazer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 31
Scope and Contents The Gary J. Glazer papers (1964-1967; 2.4 cubic feet) document Gary J. Glazer’s student life at Purdue from 1964 to 1967. He was active in the Owen Hall Hussar Club and most of the collection relates to his activities with this club. There are also materials related to the Purdue Boilermaker football team playing in the 1967 Rose Bowl. Types of materials include printed materials, photographs, ephemera including pins and patches, cords, caps, and plaques. Purdue traditions are documented here,...

Helen Gould collection of Purdue dance cards and theater programs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 294
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 41 dance cards, four theater programs and seven Purdue related ephemera and miscellaneous memorabilia from Helen Gould's tenure are a Purdue student, 1922-1926.