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Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas, 1933 - 2009

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 18, Series 10

Scope and Contents

This series contains the numerous awards, certificates, and diplomas given to Cornell in recognition of his work. Items present include Cornell's Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees; Cornell's high school diploma; certificates from fraternities; plaques, clocks, and other items given to Cornell by his former high school and Business Opportunity Program students; and various awards granted by organizations, government bodies, and universities in recognition of Cornell's work as an educator and leader.

Notable items within the collection include the 1987 Special Boilermaker Award, the 1994 Harold T. Amrine Visionary Award, and the 1996 Sagamore of the Wabash Award.


  • 1933 - 2009
  • Majority of material found within 1970s-2000s

Access Information

This collection is open for research.


8.00 Cubic Feet (Two cubic foot boxes, 12 flat boxes, one legal-size folder, seven letter-size folders, and one flat folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


This series is arranged into two sub-series based on document type.
  1. Certificates and Diplomas
  2. Awards and Plaques

Physical Access Information

Some awards are made of glass are may be fragile. Handle all items with care.

Physical Access Information

The following items have been temporarily removed from the Cornell Bell papers for display in the Parrish Library, by request of the donor, Roland Parrish: Special Boilermaker Award, 1987; National Black MBA Association, Inc. Educator of the Year Award, 1995; Sagamore of the Wabash, 1996; Business Opportunity Program Renaming Plaque, 1996; and INROADS Educator of the Year Award, 2000. These items may be viewed in the Parrish Library, located on the 2nd floor of the Daniels School of Business, Krannert Building.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States