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Collection on the Unfinished Block P Statue

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 195

Content Description

This collection contains documents relating to the planning, fundraising, and creation of the Unfinished Block P Statue. It also includes the Unfinished Block P Statue archived website.


  • 2007 - 2024

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

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

Biographical / Historical

In 2007, Purdue student, Robert Rotundo approached the Reamer Club, President’s Round Table, and several other campus organizations about creating a memorial for students that had passed away before they could complete their studies. The proposed project received great interest and was quickly approved by the university. Funding for the statue came from the June and Charles Bertsch Foundation, Rex Sebastian, an anonymous donor, and numerous smaller contributions. Rick and Rita Hadley were selected as the sculptors for the Unfinished Block P Statue. The Unfinished Block P Statue is located north of Stewart Center and was dedicated on October 25, 2008.


0.004 Gigabytes

1 Websites

.025 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Technical Access Information

Websites were captured/crawled using Archive-It. Some data may not have been captured during the preservation of the websites due to the limitation of Archive-It or restrictions placed by the website owners on website crawling. The archived websites can be accessed virtually by clicking on the digital object link.

Acquisition Information

Documents were donated by L. Tony Hawkins and Shane Hageman, February 19, 2024. The Unfinished Block P website was captured and preserved by Purdue University Archives and Special Collections staff between 2016 and 2024.

Processing Information

All materials have been rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes.
Collection on the Unfinished Block P Statue
Ben Parnin
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Edition statement
First Edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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