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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 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 two pillow cases and four 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


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

Purdue University, founded in 1869, has maintained student rules and regulations since the first classes were held in 1874. Regulations cover academic, disciplinary, and campus policies, procedures, and structure.


0.363 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box)


Material has been placed in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Related Materials

Search Purdue University Libraries Catalog for past issues of the Purdue Student Handbook, which underwent title changes over time. Handbook titles include: Purdue student handbook; Student handbook (Purdue University); Purdue University hand-book; New student handbook (Purdue University); Student handbook of Purdue University; and Purdue handbook.

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
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2017-07-03.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-02: Collection description updated to new standards by Mary A. Sego.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States