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Purdue University African American students, 1961 - 2021

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 154, Series 1

Scope and Contents

This series contains the historical manuscript, "Evolution of the Black Presence at Purdue University," by Alexandra Cornelius, along with articles, a document and vita pertaining to Cornelius and her African-American Purdue alumni research project. Also included are newspaper clippings (photocopies) of Exponent articles from 1961; photocopies from the Debris, which include fraternity photographs from Omega Psi Phi and Alpha Phi Alpha; a listing, "Black Graduate Students and Professional Staff, Purdue University," 1973-1974; statistics sheets on, "Minority Student Enrollment, Purdue at West Lafayette" and a "Directory of Black and Hispanic Staff and Students," Purdue University, 1987-1988. This series also contains additional clippings about students and events from various newspapers (photocopies) and a newsletter, Black History News and Notes, from the Indiana Historical Society, 1993. Lastly, there is a program, "30th Anniversary Commemorative Book: The Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff Annual Academic and Service Awards Program, April 16, 2005."


  • 1961 - 2021

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.


0.163 Cubic Feet (Eleven folders)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States