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Purdue University Regional Campuses records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 97

Scope and Contents

This collection contains administrative documents, publications, and promotional information relating to the regional campuses of Purdue University and their libraries.


  • 1943 - 2008


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright is held by Purdue University.

Historical Information

Throughout its history, Purdue University has opened several regional campuses in Indiana to offer a wider access to higher education. The first, Calumet, in Hammond, Indiana was established during World War II to help with the demands of the war. Courses were offered for credit starting February 26, 1946. For 70 years the Calumet extension served students in northern Indiana. In 2016, the campuses of Calumet and North Central combined to form Purdue University Northwest. This expansion combined North Cental’s technical courses in LaPorte and Michigan City, offered Purdue’s complete freshman engineering program, and a two-year technical institute. The Purdue University Fort Wayne extension was established in 1947 and classes were offered by both Purdue University and Indiana University. The combined campus of Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne was unveiled in 1964 and it remained a combined campus until 2018 when the two universities separated with IU focusing on health sciences and Purdue focusing on engineering. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) was created in 1969 with the aim of bringing higher learning to the city of Indianapolis. The liberal arts, sciences and medicines were now accessible in the largest city in the state as both Purdue and Indiana University classes were offered at this location.


9.50 Cubic Feet (Six cubic foot boxes, three flat boxes, and seven full-width letter-size boxes)


Materials are arranged by campus.

Acquisition Information

Exact date and source of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

Collection material was housed in acid-free folders.
Purdue University Regional Campuses records
Under Review
Sarah Kenny
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First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States