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Purdue University and Department of Navy correspondence, 1953 - 1956

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Group 1, File 1

Scope and Contents

Included among the nine letters are Cernan's acceptance letter into the University of Illinois Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program, letter from Purdue NROTC program stating that due to their quota of candiates exceeding positions available, he was not accepted into the program. The correspondence encouraged Cernan to apply for contract NROTC status. Correspondence also includes thank-you letters to Cernan for helping with the Purdue Midshipman's Ball and for his help with the Purdue Old Masters program in 1955.


  • 1953 - 1956

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is primarily in English. French is also present.

Access Information

The collection is open for research. Portions of the collection which contain confidential information are restricted.


From the Sub-Group: 0.182 Cubic Feet (One letter-size half-width manuscript box)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States