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College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Communications, images

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 68

Scope and Contents

The College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Communications, images (1950s-2000s; 15.1 cubic feet) is a collection of visual images created by the Department of Agricultural Communications for Purdue University’s College of Agriculture.  The collection includes an impressive array of slides dating from the 1960s to 1990s, as well as various 16mm film reels (circa 1950s-1970s), and photographs, film negatives,  and contact sheets (circa 1960s to 1980s).  Slides form the bulk of the collection.  They pertain to a variety of subjects, including Agricultural Communication Service, Agricultural Research Center Farms, Animal Sciences, Pests and Diseases, Cooperative Extension Service, Consumer and Family Sciences, Field Crops, Horticulture Crops, Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue Campus, and Soil Services.


  • 1950s-2000s
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/06/2012

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

Today, the Department of Agricultural Communications launches websites, issues news releases, and creates various communication products, such as interactive exhibits, CDs, and DVDs, and other information sources for Purdue University’s College of Agriculture.  In past years, Agricultural Communications created slides, photographs, and film reels to disseminate information about the college. “One of this department’s strengths is communicating about technical subjects and making them accessible to lay audience,” then department head Chris W. Sigurdson explained in 2004. “That may be a sixth-grader looking at an exhibit at the state fair or a chemical engineer who’s reading a Wall Street Journal article about Purdue research.”

Note written by John Michael Foster


15.596 Cubic Feet (14 cubic foot boxes, two letter-size full-width manuscript boxes, and one flat box)

Arrangement Note

Materials in this collection are organized into a single series largely arranged chronologically and by document type.

Custodial History

Rebecca Goetz, Agricultural Communication Service, to ASC, June 16, 2011 Cindy Verhey, Agricultural Communication Service, to ASC,  February 14, 2012

Source of Acquisition

Records transfer from Agricultural Extension Service by Cindy Verhey on April 06, 2012.

Accruals and Additions

Collection formed from the consolidation of Accessions #20110616.1 (Agricultural Communication Service images, 1990s) and #20120214 (Agricultural Communication films, 1954-1969)

Processing Information

All materials are housed in acid-free manuscript boxes.  Many materials have been removed from their original folders and and placed in acid-free folders.
College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Communications, images
In Progress
John Michael Foster
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Edition statement
Third edition

Revision Statements

  • 09099999: Collection identifier updated from UA 14.14 to UA 68 as of February 22, 2017.
  • 2020-05-12: Collection description updated by Adelle Rogers.
  • 2024-02-08: Extents updated by William Niner.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States