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Education, 1939 - 1976

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 2

Scope and Contents

This series includes materials documenting Jerry Ross' coursework at Purdue University, including ROTC training and certificate of meritorious achievement - "Outstanding Basic Cadet" award, a two page reflection on "My Career in the Air Force;" reports and research material from his master's thesis, and training material from Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Air Force Base. Ross' United States Air Force special orders and documents are included, along with a few Air Force training items. Various Purdue University and Gunter Air Force Base memorabilia is featured, including but not limited to, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, certificates and programs. The course binders include Ross' handwritten notes, homework assignments, tests and final exams. Many of Ross' favorite textbooks, written by Purdue professors and others are also retained in this series.


  • 1939 - 1976

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English. One MIR publication is in Russian.

Access Information

Collection is open for research. Per donor request, some DVDs and VHS cassettes are listed as restricted, consult with archivist. Two folders contain confidential information and are marked as restricted.


5.275 Cubic Feet (13 letter-size full-width manuscript boxes and one legal-size full-width manuscript box)


The series is grouped into five sub-series.
  1. Resources, training material, certificates, programs, reports and special orders
  2. Purdue University Course Binders
  3. Reports and Research for Purdue University Master's Thesis
  4. Purdue and Gunter Air Force Base memorabilia
  5. Purdue and Gunter Air Force Base memorabilia

Processing Information

The course and training binders have been retained in the original binders, unless conditions warranted removal and placement into archival folders for preservations purposes.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States