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Purdue University. Alumni and alumnae

 Organization

Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

Clifford and Jo Swanlund papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 24
Scope and Contents The Clifford and Jo Swanlund papers document the lives and careers of Cliff Swanlund and Jo Carty Swanlund. The collection contains an extensive number of letters written by Cliff and Jo from the beginning of their relationship through the early years of their marriage. It also contains many letters written by Cliff's parents to him, while he was a student at Purdue University. The correspondence gives one a unique perspective not only on the family itself, but on outside events which occurred...
Dates: 1943 - 2002; Other: Majority of material found within 1949 - 1953

Granville C. Thompson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 252
Scope and Contents Granville Thompson's photographs document Indiana highway bridge construction projects dating from 1921-1943. Approximately 41 bridge construction projects are covered, at around 33 location sites in Indiana. The collection includes approximately 398 photographic prints and 219 negatives. Many of the original structures in the photographs no longer exist. The photographs were primarily taken by Thompson using a Kodak IA folding camera, on 116 film. (The camera was later donated to the Kodak...
Dates: 1921 - 1943; Other: Date acquired: 12/10/2003

Robert C. Thompson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 253
Abstract Photographs, publications, and artifacts documenting the scholastic career of Robert C. Thompson and campus life at Purdue.
Dates: 1947 - 1969; Other: Date acquired: 11/02/1999

John "Jack" Tipton collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 13, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 229
Scope and Contents Photograph of John "Jack" Tipton, with notations on the back. Letter from the donor which states, "The young man pictured is John Jack Tipton who faithfully corresponded all through the war (WWI) with my mother, and they shared a great love of learning and respect for an education as means of bettering themselves through life."
Dates: circa 1921

Miller J. Tonkel papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 15
Abstract Photographs, certificates, and artifacts documenting Miller J. Tonkel’s time at Purdue University in the early 1940s.
Dates: 1939 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1942

Robert W. Topping papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 33
Scope and Contents The Robert W. Topping papers (1930-1996; 2.75 cubic feet) collection consists of many newspaper clippings, news releases, ten interviews on cassette tapes and miscellaneous printed ephemera that Robert W. Topping collected, while on the staff of the Purdue University Office of Publications for twenty-eight years. Also included are the files used for his published book; “The Hovde Years,” 1980 and the original manuscript for “A Century and Beyond,” 1988, along with manuscripts for “Gentle...
Dates: 1930 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1988

Russell R. Waesche collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 47, Placement: 15
Identifier: MSA 338
Scope and Contents Four photographs of Admiral Russell Randolph Waesche and three photocopies of U.S. Coast Guard press releases related to three of the photographs: one announcing the "world's largest fireboat fleet" (undated); one announcing Waesche receiving a Distinguished Service Medal (January 15, 1946); and one announcing Waesche's death (October 17, 1946).
Dates: 1946

John Wendling photograph collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 510
Scope and Contents The John Wendling photograph collection contains photographs and postcards from the international and domestic travels of John Wendling. He took pictures of several places in South America as well as the United States.
Dates: 1939 - 2003

Donald E. Williams papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 12
Scope and Contents The Donald E. Williams papers document Williams' two shuttle missions; STS-51-D and STS-34, along with memorabilia from STS-1, the first mission. Also included are various mission patches and decals. The artifacts include his flight helmet, and items used in space; gloves, knife, fork, teaspoon, and can opener.

Types of materials include: artifacts, checklists (mission), clippings, decals, memorabilia, NASA press kit, papers, mission patches, and photographs.
Dates: 1978 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1989

John S. Wright papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 27
Scope and Contents The papers of John Wright are comprised of notebooks, financial records (one ledger and additional receipts), publications, and photographs which document John Wright's time as a student at Purdue University, and material from his career as a botanist and drug inspector for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dates: 1884 - 1923; Majority of material found within 1884 - 1892