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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:

Mechanical Engineering Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 12
Identifier: UA 124
Scope and Contents The Mechanical Engineering Building records contain the program from the building's dedication and a booklet with information describing the new building, the history of the Mechanical Engineering program at Purdue University, and the speeches delivered during the dedication ceremonies.

Memorial Gymnasium records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 02
Identifier: UA 133
Scope and Contents The Memorial Gymnasium records contain receipts from the donations given to the University for the construction of the building. Building dedication information as well as the memorial service programs for those that lost their lives in the Purdue train wreck are also included.

Meredith Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 80
Scope and Contents The Meredith Hall Records contain four series regarding various information about the residence hall; History of the hall, Administrative documents, Events held at the hall, and information about Students that resided at the hall. The collection contains information about the building such as schematics and maps of the X shaped dormitory. A postcard that was sent to space on the space shuttle Discovery can be found in the collection. Information regarding the Winter Whisper, an elegant social...

Michael Golden Shops records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 07
Identifier: UA 119
Scope and Contents The Michael Golden Shops records contain invitations and pamphlets from the building dedication as well as an information pamphlet describing the building and the classes offered by the Department of Practical Mechanics.

Paul Million papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 512
Scope and Contents The Paul Million papers document Million's career as a history professor at Purdue, research into the history of Purdue and of the History Department, and involvement with the Matchette Foundation.

Mollenkopf Athletic Center records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 07
Identifier: UA 138
Scope and Contents The Mollenkopf Athletic Center records contain dedication invitations as well as building dedication information containing a brief biographical background of Mollenkopf.

Orion Test Flight One flown Purdue memorabilia

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 8
Identifier: 20151102.1

Pharmacy Building records

 File — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 09
Identifier: UA 121
Scope and Contents The Pharmacy Building records contain an information pamphlet from the first annual Pharmacy Night. It includes information about the Pharmacy program at Purdue as well as the building and what services were offered within.

Physical Plant records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 04
Identifier: UA 135
Scope and Contents The Purdue Physical Plant records contain an engineering survey of the plant completed by A. A. Potter in 1921 and a guide to the services provided by the Physical Plant.

Samuel N. Postlethwait papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 516
Overview Articles, artifacts, audio cassette, historical documents, instruction system design handbooks, manuals, papers, photographs, publications, teaching aids and devices, and teaching methods handbooks, which document the pioneering audio tutorial system of instruction of Professor Samuel N. Postlethwait during the 1960s and early 1970s.

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.

Poultry Building records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 08
Identifier: UA 120
Scope and Contents The Poultry Building records contain a dedication information booklet listing details of the building and a brief history of the poultry program at Purdue University.

Purdue Bell Tower records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 05
Identifier: UA 116
Scope and Contents The Purdue Bell Tower records contain a brochure about the Bell Tower acknowledging the Class of 1948 and their contributions as well as a list of items placed in the 1995 time capsule meant to be opened in 2095.

Purdue Building Images collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 149
Scope and Contents The Purdue Building Images collection contains photographs and artistic renditions of several Purdue campus buildings. There are also several slides contained within the collection featuring several campus buildings and locals.

Purdue Building Related Publications collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 62, Placement: 05
Identifier: UA 145
Scope and Contents The Purdue Building Related Publications collection contains publications highlighting several campus buildings and their respective histories.

Purdue Building Report records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 62, Placement: 04
Identifier: UA 144
Scope and Contents The Purdue Building Report records contain a report completed in 1930 discussing the conditions of the buildings and classrooms at Purdue University, and the possible effect they may have on instruction at the University. Two fire protection reports are also included within the collection.

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 Memorial Union records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 111
Scope and Contents The Purdue Memorial Union records contain information regarding the construction of the building, its uses, and promotional materials throughout its existence, including the student petition to raise funds and encourage the Board of Trustees to finish the building when construction was delayed due to World War I. Several pamphlets contain floor plans of the Union and show how the building has changed over the years with new additions.

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.

Purdue Related Metal Stamp collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSR 15
Scope and Contents The Purdue Related Metal Stamp collection contains eleven stamps of Purdue buildings as well as other miscellaneous scenes.

Purdue Research Park Building records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 146
Scope and Contents The Purdue Research Park Building records contain information booklets outlining the acquisition of land for the park by the University. The booklets also advertise the space and scope of the park to leaders in industry so that they will utilize the park for their business practices.

Purdue Residence Hall Council records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 107
Scope and Contents The Purdue Residence Hall Council Records contains the drafted constitution of the organization as well as meeting minutes over the course of eight years. Attendance logs and budgeting information are included.

Purdue University Administrative Scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 183
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Administrative Scrapbook collection contains newspaper articles, administrative records and forms, photographs, maps, and advertisements for events at Purdue. Newspaper articles cover a wide range of topics about Purdue, such as articles about students, faculty, sports, conferences, research, funding, and campus buildings.

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.