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George W. Munro papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 58

Scope and Contents

The George W. Munro papers (1826-1970; 3.5 cubic feet) consist of research materials collected by George Munro on John Purdue and the history of Purdue University, as well as Munro's personal papers. The personal papers contain manuscripts and published articles; work related papers, papers and articles related to teaching techniques; and non-work related papers and articles on various literary and timely topics. The papers cover a variety of topics such as Purdue University, John Purdue, mechanical engineering, astronomy, history, information on the moon and the lunar surface, the Purdue Rifles, the Indianapolis to Lafayette Railroad, Abraham Lincoln, and literature.


  • 1826-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.


3.50 Cubic Feet

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Arrangement Note

The collection is separated into two parts: the first half contains the research accumulated on John Purdue and Purdue University, and the second half contains the personal and work related papers of Munro. Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory.

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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