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Slayter Center of Performing Arts records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 01
Identifier: UA 132

Scope and Contents

The Slayter Center of Performing Arts records contains a dedication booklet with information about the facility.

Dates

  • May 1, 1965

Creator

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

In 1963, Dr. Games and Marie Slayter donated $300,000 to Purdue University for the construction of Slayter Center for the Performing Arts. A 1921 Purdue graduate in chemical engineering, Dr. Slayter was former president of research and development at Owens-Corning and most noted for inventing fiberglass.

The Slayter Center of Performing Arts began as a multipurpose structure with an outdoor stage and all season utility; the exterior design featured an 85 foot high steel tripod from which is suspended a 200 ton concrete roof over a 63x43 ft. stage.

Source: Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Extent

0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

Collection housed in acid-free folder.

Creator

Title
Slayter Center of Performing Arts records
Status
Completed
Author
Jon Hathaway
Date
2017-09-26
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
First edition.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-19: Collection description updated by Adelle Rogers.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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