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Correspondence, 1904 - 1908

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 174, Series 1

Scope and Contents

This series consists of letters discussing Purdue’s connection to medical instruction in the first decade of the 20th century. Topics include merging the Medical College of Indiana, the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Fort Wayne College of Medicine into a single School of Medicine under the direction of Purdue University; Indiana University’s pushback to Purdue’s entrance into medical instruction; and the legal disputes between Purdue University and Indiana University regarding medical instruction in Indiana.

Senders and recipients present in the collection include President W. E. Stone of Purdue, President William L. Bryan of Indiana University, faculty and staff of the three Indiana medical colleges, Purdue Board of Trustee members, and Indiana state politicians and government employees.

Also present are some university records, including appointments for committee chairmen for the School of Medicine, a list of faculty from the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons absorbed into the faculty of the School of Medicine during the merging of the two schools, and a list of faculty and lecturers for the Purdue School of Medicine during the 1907-1908 school year.


  • 1904 - 1908

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.


0.363 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box and one folder)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States