Douglass Shortridge collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 213
Scope and Contents
The Douglass Shortridge collection contains artifacts from Shortridge's student years at Purdue, historical newspapers from the end of World War II, a newspaper obituary of Abram C. Shortridge, and other documents accumulated during Shortridge's career.
- 1919 - 2003
Languages of Materials
Collection material is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Some materials in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by their publishers. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to use of materials.
Douglass R. Shortridge graduated from Purdue in 1953 with a B.S. in Science and from the Indiana University Law School in 1959. At Purdue, he was a member of ROTC, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, and Iron Key Honorary; Junior Class President; and Editor-in-Chief of the Purdue Exponent. He was the great-grandson of Abram C. Shortridge, second Purdue University President.
1.00 Cubic Feet (One flat box, one folder, one flat folder)
The Douglass Shortridge collection is arranged based on format in two series.
- Printed materials
Materials donated by Douglass Shortridge on August 12, 2004, October 25, 2004, and August 8, 2005.
All materials housed in acid-free boxes. Newspapers have been flattened and stored in acid-free folder.
- Douglass Shortridge collection
- Jon Hathaway and Adriana Harmeyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Edition statement
- Second edition. First edition completed on July 8, 2012.
- 2018-05-03: Artifacts re-housed within the collection and resource record updated by Jon Hathaway; additional materials added to the collection by Adriana Harmeyer.
- 2021-11-23: Edward Elliott clippings were added to the collection after being found tucked inside Shortridge's copy of "Fifty Years of Progress" (cataloged separately) by Adriana Harmeyer.