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Scrapbooks, 1930 - 2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 12, Series 1

Scope and Contents

The eight scrapbooks in this series document the history of Purdue's Aviation Technology Department, and one scrapbook provides a history of Purdue's Air Race Classic teams. Compiled by the department, the scrapbooks contain a rich collection of photographs and news clippings, along with staff information, brochures, memos and other key documents from the featured years. The 6th and 7th scrapbooks appear to have been compiled by Professor James R. Maris, Head of the Department of Aviation Technology, 1955- 1982. Within these scrapbooks are Maris' "Purdue History in Aviation," document, "A History of Purdue's Flying Clubs," photographs, clippings, brochures, and other material from his tenue, along with a series of columns Robert Kriebel wrote for the Journal and Courier about local aviation history.

The eighth scrapbook, given as a gift and created by Kirsten Korkus for the 2004 Purdue Air Race Classic Team was left in its original state, to preserve its unique qualities and added decorations.


  • 1930 - 2006

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 3.725 Cubic Feet (Four letter-size half-width manuscript boxes, two letter-size full-width manuscript boxes, two flat boxes, and one cubic foot box)


The eight scrapbooks have been placed into their own sub-series. Each scrapbook has been placed in chronological order, and the material within each has been retained in original order.

The item numbers actually refer to the scrapbook page numbers, hence reason some 'item listings' have multiple items related to them.

Processing Information

The scrapbooks have been moved from their three-ring binders, for preservation purposes. Content of each page is described in detail, and a piece of archival paper separates each page within their respective folders.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States