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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:

Purdue University Board Of Trustees Meeting Minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 58
Scope and Contents The collection at Purdue University Libraries – Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections consists of 1 series in 21 boxes dating from 1865 – 2006 as well as volumes apart of the electronic or e-archives. Each box contains meeting minutes outlined in an index contained in a binder with a set of indexes outlining the topics and people in attendance. The Board of Trustees minutes documents many key events of Purdue University’s history such as the beginnings of the University, the...

Purdue University Business Services records

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: UA 35
Scope and Contents The Business Services records (circa 1971; 0.25 cubic feet) documents the Business Services office at Freehafer Hall (formerly Administrative Services Building) circa 1971.  It shows the reception of Administrative Management magazine’s 1970 Office of the Year Award by various staff. Other materials include a floor plan of the office, images of unnamed staff, as well as photographs of furniture.  Types of materials include: photographs, a pamphlet, and other...

Purdue University Campus Maps collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSR 6
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Campus Maps collection consists of "Welcome to Purdue," campus maps, campus accessibility maps, self-guided tour maps and numerous 8.5 x 11 inch campus maps with building abbreviations and names. Some specialized maps can also be found in the collection; these include: aerial maps, "center of population," historical data about buildings, campus tree guide, Purdue Arboretum map and listing of trees on campus, bike path and parking, pedestrian, campus parking areas and bus...

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 Dairy Science records

 Unprocessed — Box: Box 1
Identifier: 20070907.1

Purdue University Executive Vice President for Physical Facilities Office records

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: UA 71
Abstract Papers and organizational charts documenting purchasing procedures and bureaucratic structure of Physical Facilities

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 Musical Organizations records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 40
Scope and Contents This collection documents Purdue University's musical organizations including the Choral Society, Glee Club, Symphony Orchestra, and University bands. Materials include song books, scrapbook, programs, sheet music, and record albums. Includes information on well-known Purdue songs, such as "Hail Purdue," as well as lesser-known Purdue songs performed at convocations, football games against Indiana University, and related events. Some late 19th century song books not specific to Purdue but...

Purdue University Newsreels and Year in Review recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 65
Scope and Contents The Purdue Newsreel began in 1956 as a yearly film, and later video, review of university events of the previous year. Contents of each recording focus upon academics, student activities, campus structures, athletics, and special events. One silent film, circa 1943-1945, is also included in the collection. In 2013, the Purdue Newsreel was renamed the Purdue Year in Review.

Purdue University Public Records Administrator records

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: UA 33
Abstract A small collection of personnel files and publications documenting individual staff and faculty histories with Purdue University from 1898-1988, as well as general university finances for 1942-1943.

Purdue University Rules and Regulations Governing Students collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSK 2
Abstract By-laws, brochures, a constitution, forms, manuals and pamphlets, which reflect some of the earliest Purdue University rules and regulations governing students.

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 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.

Purdue World War II announcements and publications collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 53, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSP 252
Scope and Contents The Purdue World War II announcements and publications collection contains several publications regarding Purdue's contributions to the United States Military during World War II. Accelerated wartime course syllabi and other class information offered to those planning on joining the military are located in the collection.

Rawls Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 130
Scope and Contents The Rawls Hall records contains architectural renderings, an informational pamphlet with building description and floorplan, and a promotional DVD about the building.

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.

Report of Committee of Indiana State Grange on Purdue University, ca. 1886-1887

 Collection — Box: Box 40
Identifier: MSP 157
Abstract One publication by the Committee of the Indiana State Grange, consisting of a committee report regarding Purdue University.

Robert W. Topping papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 33
Scope and Contents The Robert W. Topping papers (1930-1996; 2.75 cubic feet) the collection consists of many newspaper clippings, news releases, ten interviews on cassette tapes and miscellaneous printed ephemera that Robert W. Topping collected, while on the staff of the Purdue University Office of Publications for twenty-eight years. Also included are the files used for his published book; “The Hovde Years,” 1980 and the original manuscript for “A Century and Beyond,” 1988, along with manuscripts for “Gentle...

Ross-Ade Stadium records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 01
Identifier: UA 112
Scope and Contents The Ross-Ade Stadium Records contains two information pamphlets about Ross-Ade Stadium and the Ross-Ade Foundation, one from 1924 and one from 1925. They list members of the Ross-Ade Foundation as well as provide information about the recreational field and stadium.

Schwartz Tennis Center records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 03, Folder: 01
Identifier: UA 114
Scope and Contents The Schwartz Tennis Center records contains information about the center and its donors.

Slayter Center of Performing Arts records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 01
Identifier: UA 132
Scope and Contents The Slayter Center of Performing Arts records contains a dedication booklet with information about the facility.

Aubrey H. and Doris M. Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 525
Scope and Contents The Aubrey H. and Doris M. Smith papers contain Aubrey Smith's certificates and letters of recognition for distinguished service to Purdue, a train ticket from 1945, as well as his notebook, masters thesis, doctoral gown, and collection of materials relating to Purdue including a commencement brochure and an issue of the Purdue Alumnus. The papers also contain Doris M. Smith's copy of the Purdue Women's Club program and her notes, poems, and essays from Education 410 and English 551 classes...

Stewart Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 110
Scope and Contents The Stewart Center records contain floor plans and materials related to the building's construction and correspondence between Dr. John H. Moriarty and various distinguished groups and individuals invited to the dedication ceremony. A program from the first student play held in Loeb Playhouse is also contained within the collection as well as several library documents.

Taiwan University Project records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 122
Scope and Contents Materials relating to Purdue University's involvement in the Formosa Taiwan project. Relates to work Professor Norris Shreve and others at Purdue were involved in to expand curricular offerings, particularly in engineering, in Taiwan. The university Purdue worked with eventually became known as the National Cheng Kung University.