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Owen Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 198

Scope and Contents

The Owen Hall records document the history of Owen Hall, a residence hall on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus. The collection includes photographs, guide books, newspaper clippings, administrative documents, and optical disks.


  • 1957 - 2007


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

Owen Hall is one of the twenty-four co-ed residence halls on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus. It opened in 1957 as a men’s dormitory and was known as "H-1" until 1965 when it was renamed in honor of Purdue University’s first president, Richard Owen. In 1980, Owen Hall transitioned into becoming a co-ed residence hall. The Hussar Club operates as Owen Hall’s student government and has been active since the founding of Owen Hall. Past amenities included a cafeteria, the Busbee grill, and the WMRH radio station, which were converted into office and lounge spaces around the 1990s.


0.722 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box and one shoe box)

1.33 Gigabytes (Two optical discs. )

Language of Materials


Technical Access Information

Optical discs have been migrated to a digital format for use. Contact Purdue University Archives and Special Collections if interested in using this material.

Physical Access

The photo albums are fragile and should be handled with care.

Acquisition Information

Collection transferred from Purdue University Residences on July 1, 2015.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. The original order of the materials has been retained whenever possible.
Owen Hall records
Wayne Hastings
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 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States