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R. B. and Lillian Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0000RBS1

Scope and Contents

Papers of R.B. Stewart (Robert Bruce Stewart) and Lillian Stewart. For 36 years, R. B. Stewart served Purdue University as its chief business officer, obtaining a reputation for his financial prowess. Materials primarily relate to Purdue University, and include speeches, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, and documents on trusts and funds and financial matters, band trips, dedications of various Purdue buildings, development of Purdue Calumet, the Stewarts' contributions to the local community, their personal lives, and other topics. Included is information on the Purdue Memorial Center (which would later be named Stewart Center in honor of R.B. and Lillian Stewart), as well as the dedication of the land grant mural inside the building. Of note is a letter from Ronald Reagan regarding R.B. Stewart's death (1988), as well as letters from Earl Butz. Please see PDF Finding Aid for the detailed collection inventory.


  • 1886 - 2005
  • Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980



30.00 Cubic Feet

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Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States