Benjamin F. Hippensteel collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 53
The Benjamin F. Hippensteel Collection (1907-1951; 3.65 cubic feet) documents Hippensteel’s career as a railroad engineer for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. Material contained within the collection includes railroad manuals, pamphlets, brochures, financial records, calendars, and other miscellaneous items. The collection is organized by material type.
- Other: Majority of material found in 1924-1951
- Other: Date acquired: 07/06/2007
- Hippensteel, Benjamin F. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
3.65 Cubic Feet
2 cubic foot boxes, 2 large flat boxes other_unmapped
Biographical / Historical
Benjamin F. Hippensteel was the uncle of Purdue alum, Ross W. Hippensteel. Benjamin served in the army during World War I and later worked as an engineer for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.
Method of Acquisition
Donation received from Gary Hippensteel (great-great-nephew) on June 7, 2007.
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.
- Benjamin F. Hippensteel collection
- David Hovde and Mary A. Sego
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description