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School of Aeronautics reports and records, 1945 - 1972

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 50, Series 1

Scope and Contents

This series contains some of the initial planning documents for the Schools of Aeronautics and Engineering Sciences. Within this series are School of Aeronautics annual reports for 1947-1949, compiled by then Head, E. F. Bruhn. "Preliminary Report of the Advanced Planning Committee of the Division of Engineering Sciences, Purdue University," December 1959; "Aeronautical Engineering, abstracted from the History of Aeronautical Engineering at Purdue University, by Professor H. B. Knoll," June 1961; Aeronautics and Engineering Sciences Curriculum Committee minutes and documents, August 9 – October 30, 1961; "Quarter Century of BSAE," 1968, and other publicity from 1968.

The second part of this series contains material that Stanley had in envelopes marked "Air Transportation." He was one of the first professors in this area, and was instrumental in developing the curriculum, labs, and organizing conferences. One can find programs, brochures, curriculum planning documents, Air Transportation field trip information, correspondence and historical information on Purdue's Air Transportation Division.


  • 1945 - 1972

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.


0.727 Cubic Feet (Two letter-size full-width manuscript boxes)


Series one is comprised of two sub-series. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically. The "Air Transportation" material was left as received and grouped as such in the second box.
  1. School of Aeronautics reports and records
  2. Air Transportation


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States