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Portrait photographs of John and Adaline (Bush) Ade

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 254

Scope and Contents

Two oversized black and white portraits of George Ade's parents, John Ade and Adaline (Bush) Ade.


  • circa 1890-1905

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use information

Material in this collection is in the public domain. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

John Ade served as the first County Recorder of newly formed Newton County, which was organized in 1860. He was also a teller at the Discount and Deposit Bank of Kentland, where he became a partner in 1875. Adaline Ade was a homemaker and cared for the couple's seven children: Anna, William, Alice, Joseph, Emma, George, and Ella.


1.20 Cubic Feet (One flat box)

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Physical Access Information

The photographs are fragile and should be handled with care. Digital reproductions are available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by William C. Ade on March 21, 20179.

Processing Information

All materials have undergone conservation for stability and been housed in acid-free containers.
Portrait photographs of John and Adaline (Bush) Ade
Richard R. Bernier, Keertana Marella, and Neal Harmeyer
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Edition statement
Third edition. Collection description was first completed 2017-08-24.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-29: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella
  • 2023-01-11: Collection description and access information updated by Neal Harmeyer.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States