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Collection of Condolences and Memorial Objects Placed at the Neil Armstrong Statue on Purdue University Campus

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 2023-067

Content Description

One flat archival box of letters and objects to memorialize Neil A. Armstrong. Includes letters, notes, toys, a container of TANG concentrate, artificial flowers, book customized as memorial objects, handmade objects, a binder, and other objects such as sunglasses, a decorative compact, and an academic cap tassel.

Acquisition Type



These items were left by the public at the base of the Neil A. Armstrong statues outside of Armstrong Hall on Purdue University campus following Armstrong's death in 2012. The items were found together in a box in a filing cabinet inside Purdue's Armstrong Hall in October, 2022 and transferred to Purdue Archives and Special Collections October 7, 2022. Also in the filing cabinet next to this box was Neil Armstrong's student slide rule. It was accessioned separately

Restrictions Apply



  • 2012


1.5 Cubic Feet


Box 1: Condolence letters and objects