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Debris Yearbook



  • Existence: 1889 - 2008

Historical Information

Published each year from 1889 to 2008, the Purdue Debris was the annual student-produced yearbook. The Debris is a key source of information regarding students, student activities, and important historic events at the university.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

1926 Debris box

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 2023-020

James Blakesley Collection on the Class of 1950

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 28
Scope and Contents The James Blakesley Collection on the Class of 1950 contains memorabilia from the Class of 1950's days at Purdue. Types of material include dance cards, newspaper clippings, event programs and playbills, along with photographs, record albums, and artifacts.
Dates: 1946 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1950

Debris yearbook print proofs

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 24
Identifier: 20190927

Purdue University Debris Office records

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20110729.1
Dates: circa 1990s - 2002

Samuel M. Saltmarsh papers

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20200924

Songs and Poetry from the Debris collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSK 4
Scope and Contents The Songs and Poetry from the Debris collection document some of the poetry and songs written by Purdue students during the late 1880s-1920. Some of the material is actual pages taken from the original Debris yearbook, and some years just list poetry and songs of particular interest and the pages they can be found on. Types of materials include: original poetry and songs along with illustrations.
Dates: 1889 - 1920; Other: Majority of material found within 1890 - 1899