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Memorial Gymnasium records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 02
Identifier: UA 133

Scope and Contents

The Memorial Gymnasium records contain receipts from the donations given to the University for the construction of the building. Building dedication information as well as the memorial service programs for those that lost their lives in the Purdue train wreck are also included.


  • 1903 - 1935


Languages of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collecton is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

The Memorial Gymnasium was built as a memorial for the seventeen people killed in the Purdue train wreck on October 31, 1903. The gymnasium consisted of a basketball court, cork-linoleum indoor track, gymnasium apparatuses, a swimming pool, 35 adjoined shower-baths, and 1800 lockers. The building was converted to the Computer Science building in 1985. It was renamed Felix Haas Hall on December 1, 2006, after the former Head of the Division of Mathematical Sciences, Dean of the School of Science, and University Provost Felix Haas.


0.175 Cubic Feet (Seven folders)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders.


Memorial Gymnasium 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