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Class of 1909 Meeting Minutes

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 48, Placement: 03
Identifier: UA 109

Scope and Contents

This volume contains the Class of 1909 meeting minutes and adopted resolutions relating to class member activities and reunions. Insights into the annual tank scrap between freshmen and sophomores, class business and elections of various positions are described. Class members are listed in the first alumni meeting (pp.76-87). All notes are collected in one bound volume.


  • 1905 - 1919
  • Majority of material found within 1905 - 1909

Language of Materials

The collection is in English

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Collection is in the public domain.

Historical Information

The Class of 1909 graduated 285 students out of 472 that started out as Freshmen in 1905. They adopted the class motto "Our Class Forever," and their class colors were Yale blue and white. In one of their first meetings as Freshmen, they adopted a motion to abolish kissing in the Class of ’09. They also won the annual Tank Scrap against the Sophomores, a notable accomplishment given that they were the first Freshmen class to do so in six years.


0.025 Cubic Feet (1 folder containing bound book)

Acquisition Information

The provenance of this item is unknown.

Condition Description

One bound record book containing handwritten notes from the Class of 1909 meetings. A few loose pages inserted into book.

Processing Information

This collection has been housed in an acid free folder in an acid free box.
Class of 1909 Meeting Minutes
Jennifer Sdunzik
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Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States