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Purdue University Rules and Regulations Governing Students collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSK 2

Scope and Contents

The Purdue University Rules and Regulations Governing Students collection (circa 1880-1950; 0.4 cubic feet) documents some of the earliest Purdue student rules and regulations. Among the collection are various “Rules and Regulations Governing Students” brochures; pledge forms regulating behavior, “Matriculation Regulations and Pledge,” a 1913 Regulations for the Government of Athletics and “Manual of the Corps of Instruction,” 1914. Some of the unique rules and regulations found in the collection are; Dormitory Regulations from 1890; “Rules and Regulations Governing living in the Franklin Levering Cary Memorial Hall,” the first building of Cary Quadrangle (i.e. students could purchase 2 pillow cases and 4 sheets for $5.00, and the University would launder those); the first rules governing motor vehicle usage (1936), “Regulations Relative to Students Operating Motor Vehicles While Attending Purdue University” and a 1939 “Honor and Honesty” brochure. Types of materials include: by-laws, brochures, a constitution, forms, manuals, and pamphlets related to rules and regulations governing students.


  • circa 1880-1950


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University

Biographical / Historical

History of Purdue University Rules and Regulations Governing Students

This particular collection contains examples of some of Purdue’s earliest rules and regulations governing students. Their intent has remained the same over time.

As per the most recent web site, “Student Regulations provide information for all Purdue students on the structure, policy, regulations, and procedures of the University that govern their relationship to the University in both academic and personal progress toward their ultimate educational goals. It is designed as a reference, with direct quotations from the University Code where applicable, covering the basic areas relating to all students on the campus.”


Purdue University, Office of the Dean of Students-Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Student Regulations, 2012. Web. 23, October, 2014. />


0.40 Cubic Feet

1.00 mss._boxes


By-laws, brochures, a constitution, forms, manuals and pamphlets, which reflect some of the earliest Purdue University rules and regulations governing students.

Source of Acquisition

Legacy items; donors various and unknown

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Search Libraries Catalog for: Purdue student handbook; Student handbook (Purdue University); New student handbook (Purdue University); Student handbook of Purdue University; Purdue handbook - (various title changes over time).

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.
Purdue University Rules and Regulations Governing Students collection
Mary A. Sego
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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