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Hansen, Arthur G.



  • Existence: February 28, 1925 - July 5, 2010

Biographical Information

Arthur G. Hansen, former president of Purdue University, earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1946 and his master's degree in mathematics in 1948, also from Purdue. During this time, he also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as a Second Lieutenant and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Hansen received his doctorate in mathematics from Case Institute of Technology in 1958. Hansen also holds several honorary degrees. At Georgia Tech, Hansen served as dean of engineering and, from 1969 to 1971, president of the Institute. He accepted the position of president at Purdue University from 1971 to 1982, the first Purdue alumnus to do so. In 1982, Hansen left Purdue to become chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. Hansen left this post to become the director of research of the Hudson Institute and an educational consultant until his retirement.


UA 52, Arthur G. Hansen papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.


Arthur G. Hansen. Wikipedia. Accessed March 13, 2019.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur G. Hansen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 52
Scope and Contents Papers of Arthur Hansen, president of Purdue University. The papers include speeches, lecture notes, publications, and related materials. The papers cover a wide variety of topics, such as fluidics, laminar, mechanical engineering, aeronautics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, thermal engineering, engineering education, higher education and research, race, religion, Purdue Women's Day (1971-1973), land grant universities, campus unrest and civil rights issues at Purdue University (1970s),...

Eta Kappu Nu Beta Chapter records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 152
Abstract Reports, minutes, photographs, composites, correspondence, certificates, slides, digital media documenting activities, student life, and faculty in the honor society of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University

Purdue University Education Department Breakfast, July 14, 1971

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 7
Identifier: MSP 265, File 4
Scope and Contents File consists of one audio reel recording of the Purdue University Education Department Breakfast address by Dr. Arthur Hansen on an unidentified Scotch reel.

Collection of Purdue University Related audio recordings

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 265
Scope and Contents The Collection of Purdue University Related Audio Recordings include audio reel and audio cassette recordings of addresses given by Purdue University professors, administrators, and staff members. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, and digital materials.

Steven C. Beering papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: beers00
Scope and Contents The Steven C. Beering Papers (1950-2001, 6.5 cubic feet) includes interview transcripts and scripts for Vision for Tomorrow, Beta and VHS tapes of interviews and other material relating to the life and career of Steven Beering, president of Purdue University. The papers include a variety of tapes and DVDs that document activities on the Purdue University campus, relating to events at Westwood, the Black Cultural Center (BCC), and other locations.

Video and Multimedia Production Services photos

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 148
Abstract Photographs, slides, and negatives documenting the activities of Purdue’s Video and Multimedia Production Services from 1956 to 1977.