Buchanan, DeWitt Wheeler, 1876-1977
- Existence: May 16, 1876 - March 1977
DeWitt "Buck" Buchanan graduated from Purdue in 1898 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, graduating in three years. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Purdue Track team. After graduation, Buchanan was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad, which included work on the Panama Canal. He later ran a successful family coal business, the Old Ben Coal Corporation, based in Illinois and the Midwest.
CitationDewitt W. Buchanan Interview, MSO 2, Purdue Office of Publications Oral History collection
MSA 62, DeWitt Buchanan collection
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box: Communal Collections 4, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSA 62
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one folder which contains papers relating to Dewitt "Buck" Buchanan.
Dates: 1898 - 1978
Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Dewitt W. Buchanan by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: July 21, 1972
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.
Dates: 1969 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972