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Lyle Cummins Library collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20090529

Content Description

This collection was created and collected by Lyle Cummins, Jr. The collection includes books and other related materials on the history of internal combustion, in particular diesel engines. This collection was the personal research library of Lyle Cummins, Jr., and he collected material from all over the world on the history of the diesel engine for his own research use and publications.

Acquisition Type



The collection was acquired by Purdue University in 2009, transferred from the home of Lyle Cummins, Jr. to the Libraries Archives and Special Collections.

Restrictions Apply



  • circa 1800s - 1950s


110.00 Linear Feet (Received Extent)

1.00 items

102.00 cubic_foot_boxes

1.00 items

2.00 folders

0.50 Cubic Feet