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Scrapbooks, 1883 - 1900

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 158, Series 1

Scope and Contents

This series contains two scrapbooks which hold items from the earliest Purdue commencement and related events; 1883-1900. The first scrapbook contains invitations and programs from the 9th Purdue commencement - 18th commencement, along with Carlyle Literary Society, Philalethean and Irving Literary Society programs and related events that took place during commencement week. Also of note are commencement invitations from Indiana high schools and various colleges, and a flyer from freshmen "Can-Can!"

The second scrapbook contains invitations and programs from the 19th Purdue commencement - 26th commencement, a chart with colored ribbons indicating which colors were used for diplomas and various other programs and invitations.


  • 1883 - 1900

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


0.552 Cubic Feet (One legal-size full-width manuscript box)

Physical Access Information

The scrapbooks are fragile and should be handled with care.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States