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Purdue Club of Chicago

 Organization

Historical Information

The Purdue Club of Chicago is the oldest and largest of Purdue University's Alumni Clubs. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Purdue presence in the Chicago metropolitan area. Many of the club's efforts focus on promoting Purdue University and supporting the alumni that live in the Chicago area. The Purdue Club of Chicago is rich in history and service to Purdue alumni. The organization started in the late 1800s. The Purdue Club of Chicago and Indiana Chicago Club created the tradition of the Old Oaken Bucket, which continues to serve as a trophy in the annual rival football game between Purdue University and Indiana University.

Citation

Purdue Club of Chicago website. Retrieved April 5, 2010. http://www.puchicago.org/aboutus/thepurdueclubofchicago/tabid/102/Default.aspx

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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)....
Dates: 1921 - 1955

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.
Dates: 1885 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1919