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Purdue University--History

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Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Cook Collins collection of Cheerleading Uniforms and Pennants

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 26
Abstract The collection contains a women’s cheerleading uniform and several pennants from 1939.
Dates: 1939; Other: Date acquired: 11/02/1988

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

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 on the Purdue University seal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 119
Scope and Contents The collection on the Purdue University seal documents the evolution of the seal (griffin brand or logo). Materials include correspondence, articles, printed ephemera, artifacts, and Purdue publications, including publications from World War II such as "Purdue serves because Purdue was prepared: Purdue University in the war" by Thomas R. Johnston and a Purdue Alumnus issue from 1943.
Dates: undated

College of Science centennial discs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 60
Scope and Contents The College of Science Centennial collection includes digitized photographs and video pertaining to the College of Science’s centennial celebrations in 2007. Nine discs include scanned historical photos from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. These photos were used in various centennial events. Additional discs photographs documenting the groundbreaking for Hockmeyer Hall in October 2007, and a December 2007...
Dates: 2007-2009; Other: Date acquired: 04/11/2009

David Fuhrman's collection of Purdue Grand Prix films

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 263
Scope and Contents David Fuhrman’s collection of Grand Prix films (1982-2005; 1 cubic foot) documents some of the Purdue Grand Prix races, after Fuhrman’s 1981 win.  The 1982, 25th anniversary Grand Prix race is documented, along with twelve other races, post 1981.  The 1982 race is on film and the other races are on videotapes.  DVD copies were made when the format and copyright allowed, and those have been cataloged as part of the Archives and Special Collections holdings and shelved with the general book...
Dates: 1982 - 2005

Purdue University Fraternities and Sororities album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 26
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Fraternities and Sororities Album contains the original petition letters for terms of recognition submitted by Purdue University fraternities, sororities and other student organizations. The album is believed to have been assembled by President James Smart during his tenure as President of Purdue University. The first recognition documents are from Sigma Chi, the first Purdue University fraternity. It is followed by the petition letter for Sigma Nu. The following documents...
Dates: 1886 - 1921

George W. Munro papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 58
Scope and Contents The George W. Munro papers (1826-1970; 3.5 cubic feet) consist of research materials collected by George Munro on John Purdue and the history of Purdue University, as well as Munro's personal papers. The personal papers contain manuscripts and published articles; work related papers, papers and articles related to teaching techniques; and non-work related papers and articles on various literary and timely topics. The papers cover a variety of topics such as Purdue University, John Purdue,...
Dates: 1826 - 1970

Thomas Hendrix letters to Margaret Kennedy

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 287
Abstract Letters from Thomas Hendrix to Margaret Kennedy while he was a student and member of the Navy V-12 program at Purdue University
Dates: 1945 - 1947; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1946; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2009

J. C. Allen and Son, Inc. photographs and negatives

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 25
Scope and Contents Glass and film negatives, and photographic prints of Purdue University buildings, faculty, staff, and students, as well as major campus events from the 1910s to the 1970s.  Please see the External Documents section for a complete list of the items.
Dates: 1915 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1959

James H. Smart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 48
Scope and Contents The James H. Smart papers (1874-1977; 3.4 cubic feet) primarily document James H. Smart’s term as president of Purdue University (1883-1900). The majority of the papers are in the form of letter books (1881-1899). The letter book from 1881-1885 begins with President Emerson E. White; the greater part is by James. H. Smart. The letters are primarily written by Smart, although some are written by his secretary L.D. Swan as well as vice-president Winthrop E. Stone in his absence. The...
Dates: 1874-1977; Other: Majority of material found in 1883-1900

Horton B. Knoll papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 521
Scope and Contents The Horton B. Knoll papers document Knoll's research, working papers, notes and typescripts for his books, A record of a university in the war years, 1941-1945, published in 1947, and The Story of Purdue Engineering, published in 1963. Also included among the papers is research material, working papers, notes and information related to Purdue presidents Owen, Smart, Stone, Elliott, and Hovde. There is also information Knoll compiled for his intended biography of John Purdue, and historical...
Dates: 1865 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1963

G. Stanley Meikle papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 263
Scope and Contents The G. Stanley Meikle papers outline contributions Meikle made to the Purdue Research Foundation as well as published works concerning his professional career at Purdue University. Personal items are included in the collection such as a briefcase owned by G. Stanley Meikle as well as documentation of his professional contacts with members of industry. An unpublished personal memoir of Meikle's time at Purdue, describes his interactions with Edward C. Elliott as well as other Purdue faculty as...
Dates: 1926 - 1956

Purdue University Historical Materials, Memorial Day celebration

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: UA 57
Scope and Contents Collection consists of pamphlets and programs of Memorial Day activities that took place on the campusof Purdue University.
Dates: 1899-1944

Mortar Board records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 148
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, photographs, certificates, pamphlets, and scrapbooks, that document the history and activities of the Mortar Board honor society at Purdue University.
Dates: 1924-2015; Other: Date acquired: 02/06/2014

Richard Owen papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 59
Scope and Contents The Richard Owen papers document the life and career of Richard Owen, his correspondence, and his administrative recommendations to the Purdue University Trustees. They include materials from Owen's time at Indiana University and Owen's tenure as President of Purdue. They also show Owen's various professions as geologist, professor, and administrator. Types of materials include: books, reports, and letters.Owen's diary records his daily affairs from 1873-1878. Events and topics...
Dates: 1866 - 1878

Pictorial Record of African American Students at Purdue University

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 248
Scope and Contents A pictorial collection of all African American students who attended Purdue University from 1889 - 1992 compiled by Alexandra Cornelius.
Dates: 1889 - 1992

Purdue Broadside collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSR 5
Scope and Contents This is an artifical collection created by the staff of the Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections. The broadsides and posters included in this collection document events that have taken place on the West Lafayette campus over the years.
Dates: 1892 - 2015

Purdue University Historical Materials, Gala Week

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 56
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Gala Week booklets, which contain the schedule of events, to less formal schedules of events in the form of flyers.  The schedules begin in the 1930s, but there are none for the 1970s, and there are many gaps.
Dates: 1896-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1916-1939

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.
Dates: 1943 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1955 - 2019

Purdue University School and Department Histories manuscript

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 21
Identifier: 20180212.1

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.
Dates: 1917 - 1919

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.
Dates: 1941 - 2006

Winthrop E. Stone papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 49
Abstract Papers, photographs, notebooks, and other miscellaneous materials documenting the life, academic career, and Purdue University Presidential Administration of Winthrop E. Stone.
Dates: 1870s-1920s; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/1985

Doug Sturgeon 1911 Purdue Handbook

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 65, Placement: 16, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 283
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one Purdue University student handbook from 1911. It contains information on university clubs and organization, classes and customs, businesses and churches in the Lafayette area, college songs and yells, and athletics.
Dates: 1911