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Berg, Albert, 1864-1945



  • Existence: 1864 - 1945

Biographical Information

Albert Berg was born in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1864. He contracted spinal meningitis as a child, leaving him deaf, and attended the Indiana Institution for the Deaf in Indianapolis before enrolling in the school that later became known as Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Berg returned to Lafayette and became the first football coach at Purdue in 1887 at the age of twenty-three. Berg later became a deaf advocate and teacher at the Indiana School for the Deaf.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Albert Berg papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 15, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSF 32
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two folders which contain articles by and about Albert Berg. It includes a picture with notation, "Albert Berg, a deaf mute was a football coach at Purdue."
Dates: 1886 - 1945