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Miscellaneous photographs, 1, b&w, 3½ x 3½, nose of plane, with someone looking out window, 1966; Miscellaneous photographs, one, b&w, 3¼" x 4¼" , five unidentified students holding trophies; three, color, 3½" x 4½", planes and unidentified man; one, color, 3" x 4 ½", unidentified bride and groom walking under wooden propellers; one, color, 8½" x 11", class at museum, undated; Memorandum, Department of Aviation Technology, seeking photographs from department for Oshkosh '95 Purdue display, circa 1966 - 1995

 File — Box: 15, Folder: 7
Identifier: UA 12, Series 3, File 7

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Purdue University Department of Aviation Technology records document the historical background of the department, the Purdue University Airport, and key moments in the history of aviation in Tippecanoe County.

Scrapbooks compiled by the department provide a rich collection of photographs and news clippings which highlight key historical moments, individuals, additions of labs and simulators, and aircraft at the Purdue University Airport.

Publications among the records, include historical publications dating back to the 1930s, faculty minutes from the 1960s, various newsletters, and brochures, pamphlets, posters, programs and miscellaneous documents.

The audio visual material includes the DVD, "50 Years of Aviation Technology, Purdue University," 2004, and a VHS tape, labeled, "Osh Kosh." There are 21 slides labeled, "Mike Kroes, AT," and a partial carousel of slides from around the Aviation Technology Department, circa 1990.

Rounding out the records are artifacts, which include a Boeing 727 captain's steering yoke which was last used by Neil Armstrong, as he flew the aircraft on its last flight to the Purdue Airport, where it was donated to Purdue by United Airlines to be used as a teaching aircraft.


  • circa 1966 - 1995

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.


From the Series: 1.235 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box and one flat box)

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States