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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.


  • 1937-2008


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

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


2.55 Cubic Feet (Six full-width letter-size manuscript boxes and one small box)


The collection is arranged into four series.
  1. History
  2. Administrative
  3. Events
  4. Students

Source of Acquisition

Elizabeth Hartley


Meredith Hall records
In Progress
Jon Hathaway
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States