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Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Vertical Files

 Collection
Identifier: MSK 1
The Vertical Files document a variety of events, people, and prganizations related to Purdue University, the Greater Lafayette area, and Indiana.

The files are an artificial collection created by Karnes Archives and Special Collections staff to record a variety of topics relating to the history of Purdue and the region. The most prominant subjects include Purdue buildings, alumni, faculty, staff, fraternities, sororities, athletics, departments, libraries, university presidents, students, customs and traditions, and student life. The collection was periodically added to by ASC staff until 2008. The files contain primarily newspaper articles, but also feature excerpts from books, press releases, and other document types. Most documents are facsimiles. The files are organized alphabetically by subject.

Dates

  • 1900s-2000s

Creator

Extent

50.00 Cubic Feet

Accruals and Additions

The collection was added to periodically by ASC staff until 2008.

Processing Information

Most manuscripts have been photocopied for preservation purposes.
Title
Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Vertical Files
Status
in_progress
Author
Michael Maune
Date
07/10/2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States
765-494-2839