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Matthews, Robert Lee, 1904-1968



  • Existence: 1904 - 1968

Biographical Information

Robert Matthews enrolled at Purdue University as a member of the Purdue Class of 1927. He attended the university for two years, from 1923-1925, with a major in engineering. While at Purdue Matthews earned a letter from the Swimming and Diving team in diving. Post-attendance, he remained involved with Purdue University through financial contributions and attendance at Purdue Athletics alumni events. Matthews attended Coyne Trade and Engineer School Chicago prior to attending Purdue. After attending Purdue, Matthews was employed by Peerless Electric in Ohio and was an active member of the Cleveland, Ohio Purdue Alumni Club.


MSA 167, Robert Lee Matthews collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Lee Matthews collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 167
Scope and Contents The Robert Lee Matthews collection documents Matthews' time as a student at Coyne Trade and Engineer School and at Purdue and his alumni relations with Purdue. The collection includes personal records and artifacts, correspondence, and photographs.
Dates: 1909 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1953

Robert Lee Matthews collection, addition 04

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2022-052
Dates: circa 1866 - 2021