Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

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:

Harrison Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 106
Scope and Contents The Harrison Hall records contain photographs, slides, and negatives taken during events held at the dormitory. Information regarding the Cavalier Club such as past membership as well as the code and bylaws governing the club can also be found.

Heating and Power Plant records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 08
Identifier: UA 139
Scope and Contents The Heating and Power Plant records contain one 1925 article describing the new power plant constructed at Purdue to meet the growing needs of the university.

Amos Heavilon diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 290
Scope and Contents The Amos Heavilon diary documents one year in the later stages of the life of Amos Heavilon, Clinton county farmer and businessman. This collection includes personal records, photocopies and a typed transcript of the diary. Also included is a typed, biographical sketch of Mr. Heavilon and his family. Insight into the living conditions of the 1890's is revealed and illustrates that not all were as successful and fortunate as Mr. Heavilon.

Heavilon Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 123
Scope and Contents The Heavilon Hall records contain invitations to the building's original dedication in 1892. A document describing restoration efforts after a damaging fire as well as the blueprints of the planned renovations can also be found in the collection.

Helen Bass Williams Personnel file

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 45, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSF 494
Abstract Includes Williams' personnel file, biographical information, and posthumously awarded Title IX Distinguished Service Award

Helen Gould collection of Purdue dance cards and theater programs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 294
Abstract The collection consists of 41 dance cards, 4 theater programs and 7 Purdue related ephemera and miscellaneous memorabilia from Helen Gould’s tenure as a Purdue student, 1922-1926.

Hepburn and Sears papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 503
Scope and Contents This collection contains information compiled by William Hepburn and Louis Martin Sears for an unpublished book on the history of Purdue's academic departments: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, the Engineering Experiment Station, Engineering Extension Service, Agriculture, Indiana Experiment Station, Agricultural Extension, Pharmacy, Home Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Education, English, History and Economics, Modern...

Hicks Undergraduate Library construction and Purdue Mall fountain unveiling photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 215
Overview This collection consists of a scrapbook of photographs taken by David Moses, documenting the construction of the Hicks Undergraduate Library and the unveiling of the Purdue Mall fountain.

Horticulture Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 10
Identifier: UA 122
Scope and Contents The Horticulture Building records contain the program from the building's dedication in 1926 and associated booklet "Indiana Horticulture: A Story of Horticultural Progress Prepared in Connection with the Dedication of the Horticultural Building, Purdue University." The booklet provides a brief history of horticulture in Indiana and lists the programs offered in the building at the time.

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.

James R. Hansen papers on Neil Armstrong

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 183
Abstract Research materials, recorded interviews, and correspondence related to the writing and publication of First Man, the authorized biography of Neil Armstrong by James R. Hansen.

Joan Minton Christopher papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 250
Scope and Contents The Joan Minton Christopher papers (1968-1970; 0.4 cubic feet) documents her undergraduate years at Purdue University during the late 1960s. The collection contains tickets from Purdue Convocations events, as well as basketball and football tickets. Christopher’s green WRX Club beanie, several programs from Purdue events, a box of matches from the Purdue National Bank, and a photo of Joan Minton Christopher from 1968 are also included.

Knoy Hall of Technology records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 62, Placement: 01
Identifier: UA 141
Scope and Contents The Knoy Hall of Technology records contain information about the construction of the building and a floorplan.

Lambert Field House and Gymnasium records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 03
Identifier: UA 134
Scope and Contents The Lambert Field House and Gymnasium records contain open house information pamphlets from the building's dedication ceremony.

Lauren Roth collection of Purdue University broadsides

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 268
Abstract Broadsides documenting events, groups, and student life at Purdue.

Lawson Computer Science Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 02
Identifier: UA 113
Scope and Contents The Lawson Computer Science Building records contains an information booklet about the building and its donors and two blank greeting cards featuring an illustration of the building on the front.

Lilly Hall of Life Sciences records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 04
Identifier: UA 115
Scope and Contents The Lilly Hall of Life Science records comprise three copies of a booklet with information about the building and the departments it housed upon its opening.

Lloyd E. Keck scrapbook

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 303
Abstract A scrapbook compiled in the 1930s by Purdue alum, Lloyd Everett Keck. This collection includes a glimpse into the academic, military, personal and social activities of an Engineering student while on campus from 1936-1939 as well as various aspects of his life prior to college from 1917-1936. Items included are photographs, various programs, football tickets, diplomas, certificates, grade reports, clippings, and a commencement invitation and address.

Locomotive Testing Plant records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 16
Identifier: UA 128
Scope and Contents The Locomotive Testing Plant records contain an information booklet providing details about the facility and floorplans of the plant as well as technical drawings of locomotives.

Mackey Arena records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 147
Scope and Contents The Mackey Arena records contain photographs and a special edition of the Journal and Courier about the new arena and wishes Purdue's basketball team luck in their next season. Varying business also purchased advertising space in the edition showing their support of Purdue Athletics.

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.

Matthews Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 140
Scope and Contents The Matthews Hall records contains a student's academic paper documenting the history of the buildings, photographs of the exterior and interior of the building, and hand-drawn sketches.

Robert Lee Matthews collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 167
Scope and Contents The Robert Lee Matthews collection documents Matthews' time as a student at Coyne Trade and Engineer School and at Purdue and his alumni relations with Purdue. The collection includes personal records and artifacts, correspondence, and photographs.