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Fifty Years of Placement Services at Purdue University report

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 66, Placement: 10
Identifier: MSP 297

Scope and Contents

The Fifty Years of Placement Services at Purdue University report document the developments of career placement services at Purdue University from 1921 to 1971. Within the report, includes details of the types of assessments administereed, the economic climate, and how it influenced graduates with securing a job. Within a given time frame, the papers discuss the percentage of graduates known to be employed. Salaries, recruiting activity, and new developments within the office are outlined.


  • July 10, 1972


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 and original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

The earliest placement services date back to at least 1921. By 1972, two campus placement offices assisted students and alumni, the University Placement Service office and the Educational Placement Office. The placement office served many companies by mail and telephone contacts. The Educational Placement office was a very important part of the teacher preparation program at Purdue.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Donated by Richard A. Stewart in 2008.

Related Materials

UA 64, Purdue University Career manuals, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Processing Information

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



Fifty Years of Placement Services at Purdue University report
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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