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Stewart Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 110

Scope and Contents

The Stewart Center records contain floor plans and materials related to the building's construction and correspondence between Dr. John H. Moriarty and various distinguished groups and individuals invited to the dedication ceremony. A program from the first student play held in Loeb Playhouse is also contained within the collection as well as several library documents.


  • 1955 - 1980


Languages of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Historical Information

Construction began on what was originally known as the Purdue Memorial Union Annex in 1954, meant to provide space for dramatic, musical, and forensic performances; exhibit and demonstration rooms; headquarters for the Division of Adult Education; and recreational and browsing rooms. The building, incorporating the existing University Library, a rebuilt Eliza Fowler Hall, and the new Loeb Playhouse, was known as Purdue Memorial Center upon its dedication in 1958. The building was formally renamed Stewart Center on June 9, 1972, honoring R.B. and Lillian Stewart for their service to the university. In addition to several administrative offices, Stewart Center is home to the Humanities, Social Science, and Education Library.


0.425 Cubic Feet (Fifteen folders and two flat folders)


The collection is arranged into 3 series.
  1. Pictures
  2. Pamphlets and Booklets
  3. Documents

Acquisition Information

The majority of materials were transferred via Purdue University offices and departments on unknown dates.

Processing Information

Collection housed in acid-free folders.
Stewart Center records
Jon Hathaway
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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