Joseph Burke Knapp scrapbook
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 335
The Joseph Burke Knapp scrapbook contains news clippings, programs, photogaphs, postcards, and other information related to Knapp's senior year at Purdue University. A popular student and great athlete, much of the scrapbook consists of sports notes, news, photographs, items, pins, and ribbons attached in the beginning of the scrapbook as well as loose materials near the end of the scrapbook. The scrapbook also includes details about the 1903 train wreck that claimed the lives of several Purdue football team members.
- Knapp, Joseph Burke (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Physical Access Requirements
Scrapbook is in fragile condition and must be handled with care.
0.30 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)
Joseph Burke Knapp was born in Evansville, Indiana on October 3, 1880 to Mary and Dr. Emil Knapp. Knapp enrolled at Purdue University in 1900 and became a well-known member of several atheltics teams. A member of the 1904 football team, Knapp was on the train carrying the Purdue squad that collided with another on October 31, 1903. Knapp sustained severe injuries to his knee from the crash and never played football again. However, he was able to complete his degree in civil engineering, graduating with his class in June 1904. Knapp went on to work for the United States Department of Agriculture. He pioneered work in transportation of food during World War I and eventually created his own company based in Portland, Oregon. Knapp died on July 9, 1954.
Items have been arranged as received.
Method of Acquisition
Donation received October 14, 2014.
Scrapbook has been placed in an acid-free box.
- Joseph Burke Knapp scrapbook
- Amanda Burdick
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Edition statement
- First edition