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Purdue University Honors College records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 196

Scope and Contents

The Purdue University Honors College records consist of material created or collected by the Purdue University Honors College. It contains several marketing brochures about the honors college, an information sheet for the 2015 incoming class, event fliers and posters, a newspaper article on the HONR 299 Lecture Series, and information on the Fall 2015 "The Presidential Seminar".


  • 2013 - 2015


Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

Prior to 2005, honors programs at Purdue were offered by individual colleges. These disciplinary honors programs were brought together into a single University Honors Program (UHP) in 2004, with the first class of students starting in the Fall 2005 semester. The UHP had an inaugural class of 75 students, which grew to 147 by Fall 2010.

From 2009-2010, the university conducted an external and internal review of the UHP, both of which recommended creating an Honors College on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. This was proposed to and approved by the Board of Trustees and President in July 2011.

The new Honors College opened to an inaugural class of 556 students in Fall 2013. It was Purdue’s first interdisciplinary, residential academic college. In 2022, the college was renamed to the John Martinson Honors College, in honor of Purdue alumnus John Martinson for his support of interdisciplinary learning at Purdue. As of 2022, the Purdue University Honors College enrolled over 2,700 students.


0.1 Cubic Feet (Four folders)

Language of Materials


Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition of marketing material is unknown. Event posters, fliers, and Exponent article transferred from Purdue Honors College by Kristina Bross on July 19, 2021.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. All newsprint has been photocopied and original newspaper clippings have been discarded.



Purdue University Honors College records
William Niner
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First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States