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Charles H. Reyer collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 11, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSA 198

Scope and Contents

Photographs taken inside the Mechanical Engineering Building, includes a picture of the "Schenectady" locomotive, circa 1894-1898. Color photographs of the clock parts from the clock that was in the Mechanical Engineering Building tower in 1894 and are now on display in a case in the MSEE building. Also includes correspondence and background information from the donator of the collection, March 30, 2001.

Collection also includes the article, "Mascot Is Off Rose Bowl Track: Purdue's Locomotive Reproduction Banned at Parade, Game," by Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times, published in The Washington Post, December 31, 2000.


  • 1894 - 2001


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Statement

Charles Henry Reyer was born in Pennsylvania in 1868. He worked in the Engineering Department at Purdue, possibly as an Assistant Engineer in the Mechanical Laboratory. He passed away on January 13, 1900.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Charles H. Reyer collection
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Mary A. Sego and Keertana Marella
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Edition statement
Third edition. Collection description was first completed 2012-01-08.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-31: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella
  • 2022-10-11: Biographical Statement added by William Niner

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States