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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 M. Ehresman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 490
Scope and Contents The Charles M. Ehresman papers document the work and professional activities of Charles M. Ehresman, designer of Purdue University's High Pressure Rocket Laboratory, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, and operations manager of Purdue's Thermal Sciences and Propulsion Center (known today as Zucrow Laboratories). The collection also documents the design and construction of the High Pressure Rocket Laboratory and its early administration and operations, as well as materials pertaining...
Dates: 1897 - 2011; Other: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972; Other: Majority of material found within 1997 - 2009