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Pharmacy Building records

 File — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 09
Identifier: UA 121

Scope and Contents

The Pharmacy Building records contain an information pamphlet from the first annual Pharmacy Night. It includes information about the Pharmacy program at Purdue as well as the building and what services were offered within.


  • March 17, 1931


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

Originally called Building No. 2, the Pharmacy building was built in 1873 and was constructed of brick. It was two stories tall, with a one-story extension and a high basement. It contained about twenty rooms. Building No. 2 originally housed the school of pharmacy, the department of chemistry, the department of physics, the department of mechanics, and the department of civil engineering.The main portion of the structure contained a lecture room, balance room, store rooms, office, reading room, pharmacognosy room, prescription room and special laboratories. The general laboratory occupied the extension, and furnished accommodations for 130 students. The building was expanded in 1889 so that the School of Pharmacy had its own separate laboratory at the rear of the building.

Source: Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences Records, Purdue University


0.025 Cubic Feet (The Pharmacy Building records consist of one folder that is housed in a communal manuscript box with several other Purdue buildings collections.)


Pharmacy Building records
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Jon Hathaway
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States