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Purdue University. Airport



  • Existence: November 1930-

Historical Information

The Purdue University Airport is the first university-owned airport in the country, established in November 1930. It covers 537 acres with two runways, a system of parallel taxiways, and an apron area. Academic buildings of the Aviation Technology department are also located at the airport.


"About the Airport," Purdue University. Accessed October 12, 2022.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles H. Daudt First National Intercollegiate Air Meet scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 236
Scope and Contents This scrapbook documents the administration, participants, and results of the first National Intercollegiate Air Meet held June 21-22, 1935 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The scrapbook, created by the air meet manager, Charles H. Daudt, includes entry forms, race event rules, race maps, publicity material, participant scores for each event, and results. The scrapbook also includes correspondence related to the original donation of the scrapbook by Charles Daudt in 1976 to...
Dates: 1934 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1935