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L. Murray Grant and Bernice Nelson Grant papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 330
The L. Murray Grant and Bernice Nelson Grant papers (1903-1933; .2 cubic feet) document the Grants' student life and post-graduation ties to Purdue. The papers include dance cards, programs, articles, and correspondence with Purdue President Winthrop Stone and Trustee David Ross.


  • 1903 - 1933
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1903 - 1905


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.


0.20 Cubic Feet (One letter-size half-width box)

Biographical Information

Lloyd Murray Grant was born in Spokane, Washington, in 1877.  He attended high school in Westminster, British Columbia, then earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue in 1904. Grant was active in athletics and many student organizations, including Tau Beta Pi; Irving Literary Society, serving as its President in his senior year; Mechanical Engineering Society; freshman class Vice President; Toastmaster in his sophomore and senior class banquets; and Business Manager on the Debris Yearbook Staff. Bernice Sarah Nelson was born in Lowell, Indiana, in 1882, where she graduated high school in 1899.  She was a popular student during her time at Purdue and was active in the Philalethean Society; Athletic Association; Tennis Association; Exponent Staff as Assistant Literary Editor; and Debris Staff as Associate Editor.  She graduated with a B.S. in Science in 1905. The couple married in 1909 and resided in the Seattle area, where they were active in local Purdue Alumni organizations.

Note written by Adriana Harmeyer


The papers are arranged by format.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Janet Grant Drake, daughter of Murray and Bernice Grant, upon recommendation of Bernice's sister Jule (Julia) Diggs on November 30, 1970.

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Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States