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Ernest A. Bureau scrapbooks

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 285

Scope and Contents

The Ernest A. Bureau scrapbooks (1919-1932; 0.4 cubic feet) document the publications of three Purdue periodicals in the 1920s era.  Clippings are generally labeled with the year of publication but the specific publication is usually not credited.  However, covers from three periodicals are included: Purdue Alumnus, Purdue Engineering Review, and Purdue Engineer, implying that the clippings come from these publications.  In addition, there are programs from two entertainment events at the end of the second scrapbook: the 1915 Purdue Circus and a 1914 Harlequin Club playbill.  The clippings are loosely organized by general subject matter (i.e. buildings, Gala Week, faculty, students/alumni, obituaries, etc.).  Also included in the scrapbooks are clippings of numerous cartoons by John T. McCutcheon and a few by Harold A. Gray.  This collection might be useful for researchers interested in early twentieth century campus publications, engineering societies, Purdue buildings, student life, faculty life, and Purdue history.  Types of materials include: clippings from Purdue periodicals, clippings of political cartoons, and entertainment programs.  The scrapbooks are organized into one series.


  • 1919-1932
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/05/1954


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research

Conditions Governing Use

The copyrights of the clippings in this collection are held by their respective creators.

Biographical or Historical Information

Note written by Virginia Pleasant


0.40 Cubic Feet

1 flat box other_unmapped

1.00 flat_box


Scrapbooks containing clippings from Purdue Alumnus, Purdue Engineering Review, and Purdue Engineer

Custodial History

Donated to Purdue University and subsequently moved to ASC

Source of Acquisition

Mrs. Garni Moretti

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

John T. McCutcheon cartoons and Drawings, 1903-1945 Collection on Harold Gray, 1913-1950s

Processing Information

Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained.  All materials have been housed in acid free paper and boxes.  Numbers have been added on the bottom right of the front side of all pages of the second scrapbook to retain original order since the pages are loose.
Ernest A. Bureau scrapbooks
Virginia Pleasant
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States