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Class of 1950 Lecture Hall records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 06
Identifier: UA 117

Scope and Contents

The Class of 1950 Lecture Hall records contain a dedication ceremony invitation as well as an information booklet discussing details of the building.


  • 1990


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

The cornerstone of the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall was laid during Gala week of 1990 and the formal dedication ceremony took place on October 20, 1990, during Homecoming. The building is dedicated to the class of 1950 due to their very generous gift of over $1 million. The Class of 1950 Lecture Hall consists of an auditorium that seats 500 and three additional classrooms which can accommodate 29-40 people each. Inside the southwest column is a time capsule of the Class of 1950, and on the second floor there is a 700 pound bronze statue of two classmates from the Class of 1950 entitled "The Way It Was." The Class of 1950 Lecture Hall is located next to Stanley Coulter Hall and is connected to Peirce Hall and the Psychological Sciences building.
Source: Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes


0.05 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Booklet donated by Robert and Melinda Bain in 2010. Source and date of invitation acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

Collection housed in acid-free folder.



Class of 1950 Lecture Hall records
Jon Hathaway
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States