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Charles M. Romanowitz papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 56, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSA 345
The Charles M. Romanowitz papers (1907-1971; 0.2 cubic feet) document Charles Romanowitz’s Purdue career, from his application to Purdue in 1907 to a certificate for his sixtieth anniversary of his degree in 1971. The postcards in the collection, adressed to family members and his future wife Ruth Ritchie, are panoramic scenes of Purdue campus. Of particular interest might be his original senior thesis, “Comparative Costs Foundations in 11-story office bldg. (Variation story height).” The collection may be useful for researchers interested in administrative university procedures at the early twentieth century. Types of materials included: photographs, postcards, old silk scarf, paper documents (application, class assignment cards, commencement programs, certificates).


  • 1907-1971
  • Majority of material found within 1907-1911


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


0.2 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

Biographical Information

Charles M. Romanowitz, a California native, graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1911. During his time at Purdue, he was a member of the Kentucky Club, Y.M.C. A. Cadet Corps, second Lieutenant and first Lieutenant as well as Scabbard and Blade and the Varsity Football team.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation received from Catherine Romanowitz Kreis, daughter of Charles Romanowitz, February 3, 2017.

Related Materials

MSA 120, Esther L. Gault papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.
Finding Aid to Charles M. Romanowitz papers
Jennifer Sdunzik
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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