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Oversized materials, circa 1870-1906

Identifier: Series 13

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Charles and Alice Shaw Major Papers (1847-1949; 51.25 cubic feet) document the personal and professional life of Charles Major and his wife Alice Major. Charles Major was an author and a member of the Purdue University board of trustees. The papers consist of Charles Major's literary works, materials from various theatrical productions, poetry written by Major, sketches, and materials from Major’s law career. The Majors' personal life is represented by the materials collected by Alice Shaw Major including household accounts, family mementos, and memorabilia from their many travels. Also included in this collection are the personal writings of Alice Major. Types of materials include: correspondence, printed material, diaries, photographs, programs, manuscripts, theatrical scripts, receipts, and ephemera. The Charles and Alice Shaw Major Papers are organized into 13 series and an addendum collection.


  • circa 1870-1906

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 51.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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