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Paul Million papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 512

Scope and Contents

The Paul Million papers document Million's career as a history professor at Purdue, research into the history of Purdue and of the History Department, and involvement with the Matchette Foundation.


  • 1874 - 1984


Languages of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Biographical Information

Paul Eugene Million Jr. was a professor in the History Department at Purdue University for 38 years beginning in 1948. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War, retiring as a commander. Million served on the West Lafayette City Council, elected in 1971 as the first ever Democrat elected to the position. Million was president of the Tippecanoe County Historical Association and was named a Sagamore of the Wabash.


1.40 Cubic Feet (One cubic foot box and one letter-size full-width manuscript box)


The collection is arranged in two series with the first having three sub-series.
  1. Purdue University Materials
  2. Matchette Foundation Materials

Acquisition Information

Collection donated in April 1986.

Processing Information

All materials have been rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes and arranged by topic. Rubber bands, staples, and paper clips have been removed.
Paul Million papers
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Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed in 1986.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States