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
- Purdue University (Organization)
Language of Materials
Collection material is in English.
This collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Copyright is held by Purdue University.
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.
Exact date and source of acquisition are unknown.
Collection material was housed in acid-free folders.
- Purdue University Regional Campuses records
- Under Review
- Sarah Kenny
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Edition statement
- First edition.