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University Archives. Purdue University Archives

 Collecting Area
Identifier: University Archives
The University Archives preserves materials created by or related to Purdue University, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and associated organizations.

Found in 1398 Collections and/or Records:

Harvey Austin collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 3, Placement: 08
Identifier: MSA 47
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one folder which contains photocopied newspaper clippings featuring Austin's basketball and track career. (Some articles are not dated.)
Dates: 1950 - 1960

Arthur Avery papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 65, Placement: 03, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSF 517
Scope and Contents The collection consists of black-and-white photos and photo proof sheets of Dr. Avery with kitchen equipment as well as a biographical essay about his tenure at Purdue and in the food industry.
Dates: 1989

Purdue University Department of Aviation Technology records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 12
Scope and Contents 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...
Dates: 1928 - 2010; Other: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1999

George Dealbert Babcock papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 3, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSA 48
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one folder which contains an article by George De A. Babcock.
Dates: 1915 - 1916

Robert W. Babcock papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 21
Scope and Contents The Robert W. Babcock papers contain numerous lecture notes on Shakespearean plays, along with margin notations by Professor Babcock. The lecture notes are a rich example of Babcock's engaging teaching style.  There are also publications edited by Babcock, who was the first editor for Purdue University.
Dates: 1920 - 1961; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1939

W. F. Baker papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 3, Placement: 10
Identifier: MSA 49
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one folder which contains articles by W. F. Baker.
Dates: 1912 - 1915

Henry C. Balcom collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 59: Series Series 6; Series MSA 5, Series 1; Series UA 154, Series 1, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 325
Scope and Contents The Henry C. Balcom collection documents the student life of Henry C. Balcom, mostly as a Purdue University freshman in 1905. The collection includes several photographs and clippings related to the 1905 Tank Scrap and Chain Gang, as well as various campus scenes and buildings. Also included are two newspaper clippings detailing controversies surrounding University President Winthrop Stone's wife Victoria. The collection also contains one later photograph of Balcom from 1946.
Dates: 1905 - 1946; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1909; Other: Date acquired: 07/08/2014

Purdue University Bands and Orchestras records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 160
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Bands and Orchestras records document the history of the organization from the nineteenth century through the present. Types of materials include documents, newsletters, press clippings, video and audio recordings, photographs, programs, brochures, and artifacts. The records cover the activities of the All-American Marching Band, Jazz Band, Athletic Bands, ensembles, orchestras, and concert bands, in addition to auxiliary organizations, and are a valuable resource on all...
Dates: circa 1890-2015

Barbara A. Schwartz papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2023-091

Barbara A. Schwartz papers, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2024-082

Barbara Elsbury papers, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20210210

Charles R. Barnes papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 70, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSF 25
Scope and Contents This collection contains two folders with articles written by Charles Barnes, one folder of letters, and a book written by Barnes.
Dates: 1882 - 1899

Ralph O. Barrett collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 3, Placement: 11
Identifier: MSA 50
Scope and Contents Certificate of Ralph Orren Barrett's initiation into Alpha Delta Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, April 4, 1927.
Dates: 1927

Cornell A. Bell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 18
Scope and Contents The Cornell A. Bell papers document the personal and professional life of Dr. Cornell Bell from his childhood through his retirement from Purdue and eventual passing in 2009. Materials include: Cornell’s personal papers, such as records from his elementary, high school, and college days, funeral programs for friends and colleagues, and contact information; material owned by members of Cornell’s family, including his wife Dr. Mildred Bell’s doctoral dissertation, his uncle Henry Sanders’s copy...
Dates: circa 1800s-2010; Majority of material found within 1970s-2000s

Benjamin Harrison letters

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 73, Placement: 2
Identifier: UA 48.1
Scope and Contents Two letters from Benjamin Harrison to Purdue President James Smart, 1896
Dates: 1896

William T. Berkshire papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 3, Placement: 12
Identifier: MSA 51
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a lab manual William Berkshire compiled when he was 15 years old, as part of his entrance exam to Purdue University.
Dates: circa 1888

James Berlin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 161
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the career of James Berlin, Professor of English at Purdue University and major figure in the development of cultural studies pedagogy in rhetoric and composition. Materials include NEH Seminar (1977-1979), Teaching Materials (1980-1994), Research Materials (1884-1993), Collegial Correspondence (1979-1992), and Faculty Governance and Community Activism (1985-1993). Included in the Faculty Governance series is a report on "The Status of Women at Purdue and the Need for a Fully...
Dates: 1978 - 1994

Bernard S. Gross collection

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSA 386
Scope and Contents Bernard S. Gross collection include one 1932 wool Purdue Jacket.
Dates: Other: 1932

Burton A. Bertenshaw collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSA 377
Scope and Contents Collection contains one item: a decorative cloth souvenir of Tau Beta Pi.
Dates: undated

Bertha Kate Gaddis diaries

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2022-047
Dates: 1906-1937, 1945-1946

Amar N. Bery papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 3, Placement: 13
Identifier: MSA 52
Scope and Contents Pamphlet - India For The English, by Amar Nath Bery, B.S. E.E. 1905.
Dates: circa 1905

Betty Nelson papers, addition 08

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20140515.3

Betty Nelson Papers, addition 09

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20200309

Bill Doshan slides and negatives

 Unprocessed — Box Box 1
Identifier: 20121016.1

College of Agriculture, Department of Biochemistry records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 18
Scope and Contents The College of Agriculture, Department of Biochemistry, Records (1936-2010; 1.0 cubic feet) consists of correspondence, 1936-1950; two reports for the academic years 1981/82 and 1983/84; and several department newsletters published between 2002 and 2010.
Dates: 1936 - 2010