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Purdue Village Preschool (West Lafayette, Ind.)



  • Existence: 1958-

Historical Information

The Purdue Village Preschool was originally designed to be a nursery for residents of Married Student Courts. It started operatons as a parent cooperative, Nimitz Drive Co-Operative Nursery School, in the 1950s. The cooperative later hired full-time staff and operated as an independent organization. The building has gone through multiple functions and name changes. At some point in 1990s, the preschool was absorbed into operations of Purdue Village as part of residential life functions.It was a preschool for the children of Purdue Village residents, Purdue students, Purdue faculty, and the general public. The parent cooperative ceased to exist in part due to failure to stay current on IRS paperwork. The original name of Purdue Village was Married Student Housing, with acronym MSH.


UA 189, Purdue Village Preschool records,Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.


Purdue Village Preschool. Facilities and Buildings database. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, IN.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Purdue Village Preschool records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 189
Scope and Contents Purdue Village Preschool records contains newsletters, phone directory and job description teacher's aide with no date on it. The collection also contains artifacts, including Nimitz Drive Co-operative Nursery School seal, Associated Parents' Nursery School, Inc. seal and preschool ink stamp.
Dates: 1985 - 1990