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Ernest A. Bureau scrapbooks

 Collection — 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


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Open for research

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical or Historical Information

Ernest A. Bureau (1886-1954) was a student in the engineering department at Purdue University in the early 20th century. He received both a Bachelors of Science and an advanced Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue (1915). In addition he received a PhB from Ottawa University of Kansas (1906) and is credited with post-graduate work at the California Institute of Technology. Bureau taught high school physics for a brief period of time in the Midwest before moving on to teach Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, where he stayed for the remainder of his career (1918-1952), eventually becoming the head of the department. In addition to his career in engineering education, Bureau was also a member of several honorary fraternities for engineers.


0.40 Cubic Feet

1 flat box other_unmapped

1.00 flat_box

Custodial History

Donated to Purdue University and subsequently moved to ASC

Source of Acquisition

Mrs. Garni Moretti

Method of Acquisition


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
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2015-02-09.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-22: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States