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Special Collections. Purdue University Special Collections

 Collecting Area
Identifier: Special Collections
Special Collections includes materials related to the history of Indiana as well as rare or unique items that support the research and teaching needs of the Purdue University.

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

Indiana history collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 113
Scope and Contents The Indiana history collection comprises materials related to the history of Indiana, its statehood, and its role in the Civil War.
Dates: 1806 - 1863

Indiana history collection, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 48
Identifier: 20201217.2

Indiana Oratorical Association program

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 16
Identifier: 20120816.1
Dates: March 12, 1875

Indiana Poetry Society papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 51
Scope and Contents The Indiana Poetry Society papers is a collection of manuscript poems and letters by members of the Indiana Poetry Society, as gathered by the society president and founder, Eletha Mae Taylor, along with some of her personal papers. Among the personal papers is a composition book containing notations on the study of poetry and literature and spelling/vocabulary lists, music scores, poetry, newspaper clippings and correspondence.
Dates: 1897 - 1947

Indiana State ornithology records

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 2023-033

Indiana Water Resources Research Center technical reports

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20121210

Joan van Forest probate document

 Unprocessed — Box Folder 1
Identifier: 20120926.1

Knowles Family Collection of Indiana Postcards

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: 0000KIP1
Scope and Contents Postcards relating to Indiana scenes and history, collected by the Knowles family.
Dates: circa 1910-1960

Log of Test Data on Lynn Pumping Engine recorder by George Jepson, 1873

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 44
Identifier: 2022-060

Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company Stockholders reports

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 17
Identifier: 20130430.1

New Harmony collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 145
Scope and Contents The New Harmony collection contains materials from and information related to the New Harmony community in Southern Indiana and the family of Robert Owen, one of its leaders. The collection includes correspondence, newspapers, illustrations, maps, pamphlets, and historical research about New Harmony.
Dates: 1820-1980s

New Harmony collection, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 48
Identifier: 20201217.1

Notes on Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Hammond and clipping on Alice and Edwin Ayres

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 50
Identifier: 2022-001
Dates: Other: undated; July 24, 1915

Thomas Perry's collection of Jasper Wood Product Co. material

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSP 29
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence written to and from Thomas Perry, Chief/Consulting Engineer for the Jasper Wood Products Company, along with quotes and estimates for components of the prefabricated houses. There are reports from testing of the same components, along with timecards from the business. The collection also contains newsclippings from the 1930's relating to the housing industry. There are a few unrelated newsclippings from 1978 and 1980 and a company catalog from MacBeath...
Dates: 1936 - 1980

Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 194
Scope and Contents These records document the Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference, an annual conference relating to the African American philosophy movement. Conference programs, abstracts, speakers, lectures, interviews, and publicity are included along with administrative information and historical perspectives regarding the Conference. Materials for the Struggle and Liberation Today/Lucha y Liberación Hoy virtual confernece sponsondered by the Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference and held in 2021 are also...
Dates: 1989 - 2021

Rare Book Leaves collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 55
Identifier: MSP 137
Abstract The Rare Book Leaves collection contains leaves from Buddhist scriptures, Golden Legend, Sidonia the Sorceress, Nuremberg Chronicle, Codex de Tortis, and an illustrated version of Wordsworth’s poem Daffodils. The collection demonstrates a variety of printing styles and paper. This particular collection is an excellent teaching tool...
Dates: 1440 - late 19th/early 20th Century

Red-Crown Mini-Museum history and post card

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 2, Placement: 08
Identifier: MSP 58
Scope and Contents The Red Crown Mini-Museum history and post card documents the chronological history of the museum. The collection consists of an 8 ½" x 11" sheet of paper detailing the chronological history, along with three copies of a picture post card of the Red Crown Mini-Museum.
Dates: 1927 - 1991

Road trip narrative

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 48
Identifier: 20201217.4

J. Edgar Scholl diary

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 12: Series MSA 213, Series 1, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSA 209
Scope and Contents Daily diary of J. Edgar Scholl, January 1, 1901 to December 8, 1902. The diary provides a daily account of the life of a young man in Indiana as he begins farming and prepares to marry.
Dates: 1901 - 1902

Sermon Collection manuscript

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20170518
Dates: circa 1300 - 1350

Thomas J. Sego papers

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 13
Identifier: 20181001.1

Tippecanoe County scrapbook

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20121023.7

Vater Family scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 236
Scope and Contents The Vater Family scrapbooks compiled by Septimus Vater and Williamson Dunn Vater primarily contain newspaper clippings related to Indiana politics and elections as well as obituaries and sports analysis from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Dates: 1869 - 1909

John Wendling photograph collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSF 510
Scope and Contents The John Wendling photograph collection contains photographs and postcards from the international and domestic travels of John Wendling. He took pictures of several places in South America as well as the United States.
Dates: 1939 - 2003

William A. Swartz collection of locomotive photographs, publications, and records

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20101007
Dates: circa 1800s - 1980s; Majority of material found within 1930s - 1960s