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Willis A. Tacker papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 537

Content Description

Includes office working file folders alphabetized, publication files, Army files, PH-D dissertations, awards, and certificates related to the establishment of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue in the 1970s and subsequent development of Purdue BME. Also contains research data and photographs of people and of hearts.


  • 1966 - 2000

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research. Some documents are restricted.

Copyright and Use Information

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

Biographical Information

Dr. Willis Tacker was a professor of physiology at Purdue University and performed research in biomedical engineering.


15.043 Cubic Feet (12 cubic foot boxes and seven manuscript boxes)

Acquisition Information

The papers were donated to Purdue University Archives and Special Collections by Willis A. Tacker on August 15, 2011.

Processing Information

Original order of materials was maintained as much as possible. Working and Army files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Metal staples and paperclips were removed, and photographs were placed in protective sleeves.
Willis A. Tacker papers
Under Review
Adelle Rogers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script 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