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John Stein correspondence regarding Board of Trustees business

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20130530.1

Content Description

Correspondences of John Stein, Secretary of the Purdue Board of Trustees. The correspondences document the early business activities of the Board of Trustees following the founding of the university. Stein's correspondences include appointment letters and letters of inquiry for the selection and hiring of the original Purdue faculty members, as well as a variety of types of business such as notices of board meetings, reimbursement notifications for expenses, and related matters. Many of the letters are addressed to or in regard to several important figures in Purdue history: Richard Owen, J.S. Hougham, John Purdue, Harvey Wiley, John Hussey, Abraham Shortridge, Emerson White, Charles Lambert, and Sarah Oren. Of note are letters relating to Richard Owen's report to the trustees on how to build the university, as well as his subsequent resignation and the Board's purchase of his specimens and books. Information on the original Purdue buildings is also included.

Acquisition Type



Received from Office for Vice Provost for Research via Shelley Burton on September 29, 2005.

Restrictions Apply



  • 1873 - 1881
  • Majority of material found within 1872 - 1875



0.226 Cubic Feet (One half-width legal-size manuscript box)