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Video and Multimedia Production Services photos

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 148

Scope and Contents

The Video and Multimedia Production Services photos (1956-1977; 0.95 cubic feet) document the activity and productions of the IT-unit on Purdue’s campus in the mid-twentieth century. Programs featured in the collection include: Continental Comment (1960-1969), Pathways of Childhood, Linguistic Training for Handicapped, All in Your Mind (1959), Politics in Perspective (1964), Half Time (1969), Money Matters, Consumer Spotlight, Any Gal Can as well as instructional materials compiled by English 100, Education 249, Entomology, and Electrical Engineering 317. Whereas the majority of individuals in the photographs are unidentified, some of the identified individuals in the collections include Presidents of the University Arthur G. Hansen and Frederick L. Hovde, Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson, Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-WA; (1973), Farm Director Bill Anderson, Irene Stevens, Carolyn McNamara, Jim Miles, Bill Fuller, Jack Forbes, Trena Lewis, various Purdue faculty across departments as well as VMPS staff members Bill Ditsler, John Oppy, Ray Wolf, and Bob Senders. Of particular interest might be the commencement slides of the graduation class of 1969. This collection may be useful for researchers interested in university media productions, especially as it relates to the visual preservation of particular events and moments. Types of materials include: photographic prints, negatives and contact sheets, slides, and framed photographs.


  • 1956 - 1977
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969


Language 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

The Video and Multimedia Production Services (VMPS) is Purdue University's central video-production unit. As an integral part of the Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), it produces a wide range of promotional, instructional, and educational video and multimedia projects, for which it uses state-of-the-art technology. Other services provided by VMPS include digital editing, classroom and conference recording, 3D animation and compositing, and remote-location video recording. It also maintains the university's only broadcast-television studio.
Source: “Information Technology.” Purdue University. 2017. Web. 18 October 2017.


0.95 Cubic Feet (This collection is housed in a 1/2-size letter manuscript box, a letter manuscript box, and a flax box. )


Photographs, slides, and negatives documenting the activities of Purdue’s Video and Multimedia Production Services from 1956 to 1977.


The collection is arranged in three series:
  1. Productions
  2. Miscellaneous Productions and Staff Photographs
  3. Negatives and Slides

Acquisition Information

Collection transferred from the Video and Multimedia Production Services department on May 18, 2016.

Processing Information

Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.
Video and Multimedia Production Services photos
Jennifer Sdunzik
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Edition statement
Second edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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