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Historical Information - Purdue University College of Engineering, and Book Publication Information and Reviews, 1865 - 1954

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 521, Series 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Horton B. Knoll papers document Knoll's research, working papers, notes and typescripts for his books, A record of a university in the war years, 1941-1945, published in 1947, and The Story of Purdue Engineering, published in 1963. Also included among the papers is research material, working papers, notes and information related to Purdue presidents Owen, Smart, Stone, Elliott, and Hovde. There is also information Knoll compiled for his intended biography of John Purdue, and historical documents reflecting Purdue's history. Lastly, many often corresponded with Knoll and asked for his knowledge about the Purdue family genealogy. Knoll kept the correspondence found in these papers. He often learned more about the Purdue family from those he corresponded with.

The papers include but are not limited to, brochures, correspondence, glass plate negatives, historical documents, manuscripts, notes, photographs, typescripts, and working papers.


  • 1865 - 1954

Access Information

The collection is open for research.


2.20 Cubic Feet (Five letter-size full-width manuscript boxes and one letter-size half-width manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This series is comprised of three sub-series.

Materials in each sub-series are arranged chronologically, and each Purdue School of Engineering is grouped together. Item level descriptions are as Knoll had indicated them on his files.
  1. Purdue University College of Engineering history, and Purdue Engineering Experiment Station
  2. Purdue Engineering Schools
  3. The Story of Purdue Engineering, Reviews and Realted Material


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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