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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.

Biographical Information

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.
  1. Printed materials
  2. Artifacts

Acquisition Information

Materials donated by Douglass Shortridge on August 12, 2004, October 25, 2004, and August 8, 2005.

Processing Information

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.

Revision Statements

  • 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.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States