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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. This designation applies to all materials that do not fall under any other classification.

Found in 56 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

Medieval Manuscript codices collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 164
Scope and Contents Bound volumes of medieval manuscripts, primarily religious texts but including one legal treatise. Further description is available in each item's details.
Dates: circa early 1300s - circa early 1500s

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

Collection of Robert Dale Owen notebooks

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 324
Scope and Contents The Collection of Robert Dale Owen notebooks contains three notebooks kept by Owen as a young man. Owen organized his notes by topic, with volumes related to science, engineering, Galileo, and a daily journal of his activities in spring 1824.
Dates: 1824 - 1835

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

Donald Schuder collection of Greater Lafayette Aquarium Society (GLAS) publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 319
Scope and Contents The Donald Schuder Collection documents Schuder's time as a member of the Greater Lafayette Aquarium Society (GLAS). This collection includes numerous monthly newsletters titled "Looking Through the GLAS", an applicaton to join the National Aquarium Club, a January-February 1966 magazine from "Aquarium Illustrated", and an undated article from "The Aquarist Shopper".
Dates: 1966 - 1977

Thanksgiving postcard

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 59
Identifier: 2023-081
Dates: November 26, 1912

Thomas J. Sego papers

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 13
Identifier: 20181001.1

Tippecanoe County scrapbook

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20121023.7