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College of Agriculture, Department of Biochemistry records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 18

Scope and Contents

The College of Agriculture, Department of Biochemistry, Records (1936-2010; 1.0 cubic feet) consists of correspondence, 1936-1950; two reports for the academic years 1981/82 and 1983/84; and several department newsletters published between 2002 and 2010.


  • 1936 - 2010

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University

Biographical or Historical Information

The Department of Biochemistry was founded in 1934 as the Department of Agricultural Chemistry.  Two years later, the Research Chemical Lab and State Chemist’s office were combined with Agricultural Chemistry, which was renamed the Department of Biochemistry in 1953.

Note written by John Michael Foster


1.00 Cubic Feet (Two full-width letter-size manuscript boxes and one half-width letter-size manuscript box)


Reports and Newsletters documenting the history and activities of the Department of Biochemistry

Arrangement Note

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

Technical Access Information

Series 3, Biochemistry Newsletters, contains one DVD. Contact Purdue University Archives and Special Collections if interested in using this material.

Custodial History

College of Agriculture to ASC

Source of Acquisition

College of Agriculture

Method of Acquisition

Records transfer, Purdue University

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Processing Information

All materials are housed in acid-free manuscript boxes.  Correspondence in Boxes 1 and 2 remain in their original folders.  Collection identifier updated from UA 14.06 to UA 00018 as of November 2, 2015.
College of Agriculture, Department of Biochemistry, records
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John Michael Foster
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States