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Floyd Fithian papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 1

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the congressional files of U.S. House Representative Floyd J. Fithian. The papers cover a wide variety of subjects, but are particularly rich in the history of environmental awareness in the United States. Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory. Please note that although the collection is open and available for research use, the collection has been minimally processed so an archivist's review of each box will be needed prior to providing access.


  • Other: Majority of material found in 1970s-1980s
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/02/1983


Conditions Governing Access

This is a minimally processed collection, so the boxes will be reviewed before patrons are allowed access.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research, following archivist's review. Copyright transferred to Purdue University by Fithian per deed of gift, 1983.


155 Cubic Feet (155 Cubic foot boxes)

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Arrangement Note

The papers are in order as transferred to the Karnes Archives by Floyd Fithian's office.

Custodial History

Prior to 1983 the collection was stored by the Federal Archives and Records Center in Maryland. It was later transferred to Purdue per Fithian's request in a letter dated Dec 20, 1982.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Floyd Fithian

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from the Federal Archives and Records Center, General Services Administration in Maryland to the Purdue Archives and Special Collections per Floyd Fithian's request.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Revision Statement

Boxes were renumbered on 10/26/2017. See inventory showing old and new box numbers here:
Finding Aid to the Floyd Fithian Papers
Archives Staff
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Revised 10/26/2017

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States