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Collection on the Purdue University seal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 119

Scope and Contents

The collection on the Purdue University seal documents the evolution of the seal (griffin brand or logo). Materials include correspondence, articles, printed ephemera, artifacts, and Purdue publications, including publications from World War II such as "Purdue serves because Purdue was prepared: Purdue University in the war" by Thomas R. Johnston and a Purdue Alumnus issue from 1943.


  • undated

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

Purdue University was established in 1869 as the land-grant college for the state of Indiana. The university first held classes in 1874.


1.40 Cubic Feet (1 mss box, 5 flat boxes)

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Related Materials

MSF 474, Albert J. Gowen papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Related Publications

Purdue Crest: a visual history / by Michael Horoho located in Archives & Special Collections - Purdue History call # 929.82 H785p 1992
Collection on the Purdue University seal
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Adelle Rogers
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-27: Collection description updated by Adelle Rogers.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States