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Collection of Robert Dale Owen notebooks

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 324

Scope and Contents

The Collection of Robert Dale Owen notebooks contains three notebooks kept by Owen as a young man. Owen organized his notes by topic, with volumes related to science, engineering, Galileo, and a daily journal of his activities in spring 1824.


  • 1824 - 1835


Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Collection materials are in the public domain. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Robert Dale Owen, along with his father and brothers, moved from Scotland to America in 1825 to establish and run the New Harmony, Indiana, utopian community. Owen was interested in science, politics, and social issues, and served in the United States Congress as a Representative of Indiana from 1843 to 1847.


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

Language of Materials


Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown. Notebooks were previously cataloged as part of the Purdue Libraries Indiana Collection.

Related Materials

MSP 145, New Harmony Collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information

Notebooks were removed from the rare book colletion and housed in an acid-free box and acid-free folders.
Collection of Robert Dale Owen notebooks
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Adriana Harmeyer
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States