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Meredith Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 80

Scope and Contents

The Meredith Hall Records contain four series regarding various information about the residence hall; History of the hall, Administrative documents, Events held at the hall, and information about Students that resided at the hall. The collection contains information about the building such as schematics and maps of the X shaped dormitory. A postcard that was sent to space on the space shuttle Discovery can be found in the collection. Information regarding the Winter Whisper, an elegant social ball that was held each year beginning in the 1960s continuing into the 1980s, can be found in the Events section. Several photographs are contained within the collection documenting student life and the administrative staff that served Meredith Hall.

Dates

  • 1937-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical Information

Purdue University Residence Hall X was constructed in 1952. The Hall was officially renamed Meredith Hall as approved by the Purdue Board of Trustees in 1965. The hall was named after Virginia C. Meredith, also known as the "Queen of American Agriculture." Virginian C. Meredith had an illustrious career and made great contributions to the fields of agriculture and home economics. Meredith originally housed 600 men until the hall was renamed in 1965. The hall then housed solely females. Every resident of Meredith was a member of the WRX Club. The WRX Club was responsible for planning recreational and academic events for residents to participate. Currently Meredith Hall houses approximately 620 students of all genders. Source: UA 80, Meredith Hall Records, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Note written by Jon Hathaway, 2017

Extent

2.55 Cubic Feet (6 letter size manuscript boxes 1 3" x 5" card box)

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the four following series:
  1. History
  2. Administrative
  3. Events
  4. Students

Source of Acquisition

Elizabeth Hartley

Accruals and Additions

20160222.3

Creator

Title
Meredith Hall records
Status
Completed
Author
Jon Hathaway
Date
2018-01-18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
First edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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