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Scrapbook, 1917 - 1932

 Item — Box: 1, Item: 1
Identifier: MSA 261, Item 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook consists of black and white photographs from Schmitt's early family life, including Greencastle High School, days as a Purdue student, and some of his travels after graduation from Purdue. It also includes dance cards, a few programs and autographs from Purdue classmates from his days spent as a Purdue student. Some of the Purdue photographs include pictures of Theta Chi, the Mechanical Engineering building, the Library and Memorial Union, dated 1925; Purdue homecoming, 1928. 

Photographs of some of his travel include; Niagara Falls, February 1927; Brown County, 1928; Lake Shafer, Labor Day, 1929; McCormick Creek Canyon, July 1931; Northern Woods, August, 1931; "29th and Clifton Street flooding;"  Bad Lands and Black Hills, South Dakota, July 1932; Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo, July, 1932. 

One item of interest among the dance cards and programs is a prohibition bottle card/note, which states, "The contents of this bottle are sold to you as a beverage and with the understanding that it will not be mixed or used with any alcoholic content liquor in violation of the prohibition laws. By order of The Management Hotel Antlers."


  • 1917 - 1932

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 0.349 Cubic Feet (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