Skip to main content

E. B. Vawter papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 13, Placement: 06
Identifier: MSA 232

Scope and Contents

Vawter, E. B. (1892). Some Qualifications of the Engineer. Proceedings of the Indiana Engineering Society, 1892, pp. 124-128.


  • undated


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

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

Biographical Statement

Everett B. Vawter was born on August 23, 1859, in Jennings County, Indiana. His family moved to Lafayette in 1864.

His father, Philemon C. Vawter, was a practical surveyor and civil engineer, and personally trained the young Everett. From 1885-1891, Everett served as the Tippecanoe County Surveyor.

In 1922 and 1923, Everett was a director at the Purdue State Bank. In 1930 he was a City Civil Engineer for West Lafayette, and was contracted by Purdue to work on the South Side Sewer System. By 1937 he was President of the West Lafayette Water Works Company.

In 1959 the Trustees of Purdue University renamed the Women's Residence Hall E to the Everett B. Vawter Hall, following donations to Purdue by Everett's son and daughter-in-law, Wallace R. and Helen Cripe Vawter.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

E. B. Vawter papers
In Progress
Keertana Marella
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Edition statement
Third edition. Collection description was first completed 2012-06-08.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-01: 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