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Two clippings, Herr, V. B. (1996, July 12). Purdue team wins cross-country airplane race. Lafayette Leader, p. unknown (includes news photo, "Lauren T. Nicholson and Jacqueline C. Battipaglia are the first collegiate team to win the Air Race Classic-a 2,400-mile, all-female airplane race"); Rahner, M. (date unknown). Women fly to a victory: Purdue students top 50 teams in Air Race Classic. Journal and Courier, p. unknown, (includes news photo, "Triumphant Return: Lauren Nicholson gets a congratulatory hug from her roommate, Sarah Lapenta, after her return to the Purdue Airport Thursday") , 1996

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 10
Identifier: UA 12, Series 1, Sub-Series 8, File 10

Scope and Contents

From the Series: 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.


  • 1996

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)

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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