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Purdue Reamer Club


Historical Information

The Purdue Reamer Club was founded in 1922 as a way to foster interest in athletics and intervarsity sports among students who were not part of Greek societies. In 1940, the Reamer Club presented the Boilermaker Special as Purdue's mascot, and have remained caretakers of the Special's many iterations since then. Notable members include astronaut Jerry Ross who brought his Reamer Club Gold Pin and an Indiana State flag aboard the Endeavor STS-88; he presented these items to the Reamer club in 1998.


Purdue Reamer Club History. Accessed March 25, 2020.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sammie Morris Reamer Club artifacts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSR 7
Scope and Contents The Sammie Morris Reamer Club artifacts consist of a Purdue Reamer paddle, marked "Sammie Morris honorary, Fall 2008" and one wooden "R" signed by Reamer Club members and marked "Morris honorary, 08" that were given to Sammie Morris as a token of the club's appreciation for her assistance.
Dates: 2008