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Cecil G. Cooley papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 337

Scope and Contents

The Cecil George Cooley papers documents the involvement and accomplishments of Cecil George Cooley who graduated in 1921. There are 3 items in this collection. The items are a leatherbound Gala Week program booklet and a wooden fraternity letter. Also included is a Big Ten Medal of Honor encased in thick plastic to be used as a paperweight. The medal is inscribed "Mens Fervida In Corpore Lacertoso" on the front and "Cecil George Cooley for Scholastic and Athletic Prowess" on the back.


  • circa. 1921

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Material in this collection is in the public domain. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Note

Cecil George Cooley graduated from Purdue University with a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1921. He was the President of his senior class. He was also part of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the Carzeuran of Purdue. Other organizations he was involved in include TBII, Student Council and Varsity Football.


0.182 Cubic Feet (One letter-size half-width manuscript box)

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Katherine Brown on February 27, 2012,

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.


Cecil George Cooley papers
Aarthi Devarajan and Keertana Marella
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2017-09-07

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-27: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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