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Purdue University. Students. Social life and customs

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Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

Album of 1918-1920 Purdue University and miscellaneous photographs

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSP 139
Abstract Black leather photo album and one file folder of black and white photos of Purdue campus and other photos
Dates: 1918 - 1920

Josiah H. Andrews scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 266
Scope and Contents The Josiah H. Andrews, Jr. scrapbook documents Josiah H. Andrews, Jr.'s time as a student at Purdue University. Among the items featured in the scrapbook is a strong focus on material from the track team and Sigma Chi fraternity for which Andrews was a member.  The items include invitations, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, ticket stubs (some from the Athletic Association), ephemera and various miscellaneous items. Also featured is an "Anthropometric table," from...
Dates: 1897 - 1901

Ernest A. Bureau scrapbooks

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 285
Abstract Scrapbooks containing clippings from Purdue Alumnus, Purdue Engineering Review, and Purdue Engineer
Dates: 1919 - 1932; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/1954

Cary Quadrangle Residence Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 73
Abstract The Cary Quadrangle Residence Hall Records collection consists of records from or dealing with in some capacity the Men’s Residence Cary Quadrangle Residence Hall. Items not apparently related to the residence hall were probably kept as a means to compare and contrast Cary Quadrangle to other halls at Purdue and in other states. The collection consists of photos, event and club materials, proposed and executed budgets, residence directories, maps of the dorm and rooms, correspondence, residence...
Dates: 1939 - 2005

Charles Klinger Collection of Limp Rivet issues

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 56, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSP 267
Scope and Contents The collection (1946-1948; 0.4 cubic feet) documents post-World War II campus life in satirical fashion. According to the donor, Charles (Chuck) Klinger, the LIMP RIVET was a collegiate humor magazine comparable to the Harvard LAMPOON, Michigan State SPARTAN, Michigan GARGOYLE and the Ohio State SUNDIAL. Of particular interest might be the few loose pages from the Purdue Debris and a letter from the donor providing additional historical background, as he held various positions for the magazine...
Dates: Publication: 1946-1948

Dorothy Christoff papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 304
Abstract The collection contains various artifacts relating to Dorothy Christoff's time at Purdue as an Engineering student.
Dates: ca. 1963-1967; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/2000

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.
Dates: 1968-1970; Other: Majority of material found in 1968; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/2011

Class of 1909 Meeting Minutes

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 48, Placement: 03
Identifier: UA 109
Scope and Contents This volume contains the Class of 1909 meeting minutes and adopted resolutions relating to class member activities and reunions. Insights into the annual tank scrap between freshmen and sophomores, class business and elections of various positions are described. Class members are listed in the first alumni meeting (pp.76-87). All notes are collected in one bound volume.
Dates: 1905 - 1919; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1909

Richard J. Coffee papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 323
Abstract Letters, photographs, clippings, and material artifacts documenting the student life of Richard J. Coffee, 1934-1939.   Also included are items from his professional life after graduation.
Dates: 1934 - 1953; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1939

Collection of Purdue University dance cards

 Collection — Box: 1 shelf
Identifier: MSP 118
Scope and Contents Collection of dance cards for events at Purdue University.
Dates: undated

Collection of Purdue University photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 43
Scope and Contents This is an artificial collection created by Purdue Libraries and Special Collections over the years. This collection will be added to periodically.
Dates: circa 1880-2010

Collection of Sigma Chi Fraternity Court Case materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 37
Scope and Contents The Collection of Sigma Chi Fraternity Court Case Materials documents the court battle from the inception of President White's matriculation pledge, to the Supreme Court decision and beyond. This collection documents the legal dispute and is sometimes referred to as the Purdue case or Sigma Chi case.Types of materials include: newspaper clippings, magazine articles, reports, documented opinions of Circuit Court Judge P. Vinton and others, and other extraneous materials related to...
Dates: 1879 - 2000

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

Earhart Residence Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 6
Abstract The Earhart Residence Hall records document the history and activity of Earhart Residence Hall. Types of materials include: artifacts, certificates, clippings, dance cards, memorandums, photographic prints, programs, and telephone directories. The Earhart Residence Hall records are organized into three series. Source(s):                           Purdue University Residences website Accessed December 4, 2014....
Dates: 1964-2014; Other: Majority of material found in 1964-2002; Other: Date acquired: 01/04/2014

James R. Eaton photo album

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSA 284
Abstract Photo Album of pictures taken by James R. Eaton while an undergraduate student at Purdue University
Dates: 1920 - 1925; Other: Date acquired: 11/10/2013

Barbara (Babs) Elsbury papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 501
Abstract Scrapbooks and papers documenting the academic and professional life of Barbara Elsbury, as well as the academic and social activities of Purdue University.
Dates: 1954-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1954-1970; Other: Date acquired: 02/12/2016

Eta Kappu Nu Beta Chapter records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 152
Abstract Reports, minutes, photographs, composites, correspondence, certificates, slides, digital media documenting activities, student life, and faculty in the honor society of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University
Dates: 1894 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1999; Other: Records transferred: 3/29/2016

Arthur H. Fisher papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 29
Scope and Contents The Arthur H. Fisher papers contain artifacts, certificates, a diploma, photographs, and miscellaneous items from Arthur Fisher's time spent as a Purdue University student. There are some items that Fisher obtained after his tenure as a student, such as alumni loyalty certificates. This collection would be very valuable to anyone interested in student life at Purdue University during the early 20th century or the Purdue Military Band.
Dates: 1916 - 1955; Majority of material found within 1916 - 1920

Susan Houston Fortune papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 7
Scope and Contents The Susan Houston Fortune Papers (1955-1959; 0.5 cubic feet) document the life of Susan Fortune when she was a student at Purdue University in the 1950s. The collection includes a scrapbook and Susan Houston's corduroy skirt (Purdue senior cord skirt). Susan Houston [Fortune] received her B.S. degree in Home Economics from Purdue University in 1959. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. George F. Houston of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Dates: 1955-1959; Other: Date acquired: 11/10/2008

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

Roberta S. Frank papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 6, Placement: 17
Identifier: MSA 265
Abstract This collection contains materials documenting Roberta S. Frank's involvement in the National College Queen Pageant as well as a program from the 1966 Purdue Grand Prix.
Dates: 1966; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2013

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

Leroy C. Glass diary

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 7, Placement: 01
Identifier: MSA 122
Scope and Contents Diary ("Sunshine book") of Leroy C. Glass. Front cover embossed "Purdue University Chemistry Laboratory Notes," but inside contains diary entries for October 30, 1915 - June 14, 1916.
Dates: 1915 - 1916

Roberta Banaszak Gleiter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 251
Scope and Contents The Roberta Banaszak Gleiter papers (8 cubic feet; 1931-2011) contain materials that document both Gleiter’s personal and professional life such as letters of appreciation and commendation, awards, certificates, speeches and presentations, photographs, academic transcripts, items pertaining to Gleiter’s involvement in professional organizations, and materials documenting Gleiter’s time at Purdue. These include her Purdue University student identification card, materials pertaining to Gleiter’s...
Dates: 1931-2011; Other: Majority of material found in 1956-2011; Other: Date acquired: 12/09/2011

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.
Dates: 1922 - 1926; Other: Majority of material found within 1923 - 1924