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Purdue University--Students

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Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

George Ade papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 4
Scope and Contents The George Ade papers (1878-1947; 29 Cubic ft.) document the personal and professional life of author, humorist, and playwright George Ade. The collection includes original writings, manuscripts, personal correspondece, photographic materials, and artifacts. Notable persons include: John T. McCutcheon, William Dean Howells, Mark Twain, Booth Tarkington, James Whitcomb Riley, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Elsie Janis, Theodore Dreiser, "Chick" Evans, Orson Welles, Kin Hubbard, Theodore...
Dates: 1878 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1943

Purdue University African American Students, Alumni and Faculty collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 154
Scope and Contents The Purdue University African American Students, Alumni and Faculty collection donated by Alexandria Cornelius, was likely gathered during her research on African American students, alumni and faculty at Purdue University. Historical information was gathered from numerous newspapers, Debris yearbooks, directories, statistics, and questionnaires sent to black alumni. Also included are Black Cultural Center newsletters, along with programs and flyers from the Black Cultural Center and The African...
Dates: 1961 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1993 - 1994

Harvey Austin collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 3, Placement: 08
Identifier: MSA 47
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one folder which contains photocopied newspaper clippings featuring Austin's basketball and track career. (Some articles are not dated.)
Dates: 1950 - 1960

Purdue Auto Club scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 178
Scope and Contents The Purdue Auto Club scrapbook documents the activities of the club including call-outs, officers, members, "point standings," rally and slalom events, and event and club memorabilia. The scrapbook contains the club's newsletter, "The Front Line," which also provides details of the club's activities. 

Types of materials included in the scrapbook are: by-laws, constitution, flyers, event memorabilia, newsletters, press releases, and records.
Dates: 1973 - 1979

Jack L. Beckett papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 3, Placement: 14
Identifier: MSA 321
Scope and Contents The Jack L. Beckett papers include photocopies of several letters written by Beckett while an undergraduate student at Purdue. The collection also includes a copy of Beckett's schedule card from 1942. Jack L. Beckett earned a BS in Metallurgical Engineering in 1943. During some of his time at Purdue, Beckett lived at Cary House. His letters include observations about the effects of World War II on Purdue’s campus, especially campus housing and services. They also comment on Purdue’s curriculum...
Dates: 1942 - 1943; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2008

Arthur and Roberta Bitzer papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 3, Placement: 17
Identifier: MSA 259
Scope and Contents The Arthur and Roberta Bitzer photographs, schedule card and buttons are from the Bitzer's time as students at Purdue University. Types of materials include: black and white photographs of campus scenes and student life, a schedule card and buttons.
Dates: 1937 - 1942

B.L. Harvey scrapbook

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20190308

James Blakesley Collection on the Class of 1950

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 28
Scope and Contents The James Blakesley Collection on the Class of 1950 contains memorabilia from the Class of 1950's days at Purdue. Types of material include dance cards, newspaper clippings, event programs and playbills, along with photographs, record albums, and artifacts.
Dates: 1946 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1950

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...
Dates: 1959

Esther Conelley Boonstra papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 3, Placement: 20
Identifier: MSA 57
Scope and Contents Recollections by Esther Boonstra of the years she spent at Purdue from 1941 to 1945. Transcription The Way It Was at Purdue 1941-1945, by Esther Conelley BoonstraI came to Purdue as a freshman in September 1941. There were four male students for every female student. The Music Hall (now Elliott Hall of Music) was new and in it we freshmen had an orientation talk and an initial assessment of each one's capabilities for the assignment to...
Dates: 1941 - 1945

Bruce Rogers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 35
Scope and Contents Correspondence, examples of work, photographs and ephemera relating to the life and career of typographer and book designer Bruce Rogers.
Dates: 1889-1957; Majority of material found within 1900s-1957

William Buffington Collection of Student Protest papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 495
Overview This collection contains newspaper clippings, memos, reports, handbills, leaflets, and posters documenting student and faculty protests against U.S. military involvement in Southeast Asia and Purdue University tuition and fees increases. Also included is the university administration’s response to these protests.
Dates: 1967 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1970

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

Roger B. Chaffee letter and postcard

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 282
Scope and Contents The letter dated July 24, 1965 is from Roger Chaffee to his parents. On the reverse is a July 25, 1965 note from Martha Chaffee to her in-laws in which she signs, "Roger, Martha, Sheryl and Steve." In the letter, Roger discussed an upcoming flight and the astronaut's rotation as capsule communicator (CAPCOM). He mentions Gus Grissom, Gene Cernan, Jim McDivitt, Buzz Aldrin and Dave Scott. Both Roger and Martha discuss recent family activities at home. The postcard, dated July 1965, was sent by...
Dates: 1967

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 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

Collection of Student Newspapers at Purdue University

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 99
Abstract Student newspapers documenting student life, unrest, and obscenity controversy.
Dates: 1939-2008; Date acquired: 08/03/2011

Collection on Durward Kirby

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 8, Placement: 16
Identifier: MSA 155
Scope and Contents 'Didn't you used to be Durward Kirby?' The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, July 30, 1987 (Life/Style section).
Dates: July 30, 1987

College of Science Awards Programs records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 170
Abstract Materials documenting awards distributed by the College of Science in 2010.
Dates: 2010

Purdue University Commencement programs and invitations collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 158
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Commencement programs and invitations collection documents Purdue University commencement exercises and related events. The collection contains two scrapbooks which hold items from the earliest Purdue commencement and related events; 1883-1900. The first scrapbook contains invitations and programs from the 9th Purdue commencement - 18th commencement, along with Carlyle Literary Society, Philalethean and Irving Literary Society programs and related events that took place...
Dates: 1883 - 2018

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

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

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

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.
Dates: 1933

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,...
Dates: 1964 - 1967