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College of Agriculture, Department of Food Science, records

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: UA 14

Scope and Contents

The College of Agriculture, Department of Food Science, Records (1977-1984; .2 cubic feet) documents the history and administration of the Department of Food Science.  The collection includes a directory, one pamphlet, and two reports.


  • 1977-1984
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/08/2008

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

The Department of Food Science was created in 1983 from the Food Sciences Institute, which included nine faculty members drawn from the Horticulture, Animal Science, Agronomy, and Agricultural and Biological Engineering Departments.  Food Sciences was first headed by Dr. Philip Nelson, a prominent developer in aseptic processing.  Under Nelson’s leadership witnessed the formation of the Industrial Associates group, the creation of annual Aseptic Workshop event, and the building of the 122,000-square foot Food Science Building.  The Food Science Building was renamed the Philip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science in July 2010 in honor of the department’s first head and his contributions to Purdue University and the American food industry.  Nelson was succeeded by current department head Dr. Suzanne Nielsen in 2003.

Note written by John Michael Foster


0.20 Cubic Feet

1 mss. box other_unmapped

1.00 mss._boxes


Reports, directory, and pamphlet pertaining to the Department of Food Science

Arrangement Note

The Records are organized into a single series with items arranged by document type.

Custodial History

Chris Sigurdson to ASC; College of Agriculture to ASC

Acquisition Information

Records transfer from Purdue university by Chris Sigurdson, Agricultural Communication; College of Agriculture on March 08, 2008.

Processing Information

Materials are housed in an acid-free manuscript box and acid-free folders.  Collection identifier updated from UA 14.09 to UA00014 as of November 2, 2015.
College of Agriculture, Department of Food Science, records
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John Michael Foster
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Second edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States