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Robert A. Moller scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 329

Scope and Contents

The Robert A. Moller scrapbook documents the student and military life of Purdue Chemical Engineering student Robert Moller. Most content is related to Moller’s personal acquaintances, though the scrapbook includes several photographs of Purdue campus and scenes around the Greater Lafayette area. Because Moller withdrew from Purdue during his second year (February 1920), materials cover mostly first-year student experiences. The scrapbook includes clippings (information artifacts), photographs, and publications (documents). This collection may be useful to researchers interested in collegiate life, fashion, culture, and customs in the American midwest directly following the First World War (1919-1920).


  • Majority of material found within 1919 - 1920


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Biographical Information

Originally a resident of East St. Louis, Illinois, Robert A. Moller enrolled at Purdue University in 1918. Admitted into the Chemical Engineering program, Moller pledged as a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and was a military recruit in Purdue’s Battery C. Moller withdrew from Purdue University in February 1920.


0.406 Cubic Feet (1 deep lid newspaper box)

Acquisition Information

This collection material was acquired on May 10, 2016.

Processing Information

The original order of the materials has been retained.  Materials have been housed in an acid-free box with acid-free tissue paper serving as a spacer. One loose landscape sized photo was placed into a clear archival sleeve. Acid-free paper sheets were placed between scrapbook pages with photographs attached to them.
Robert A. Moller scrapbook
Amanda J. Rumba, Saad Mukhtar, Stephen Horrocks
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed in 5/2017 by Stephen Horrocks. Description was modified on 4/30/2019 by Saad Mukhtar.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States