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Benjamin F. Hippensteel collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 53

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1907-1951
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1924-1951
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/06/2007


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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.


Collection file


3.65 Cubic Feet

2 cubic foot boxes, 2 large flat boxes other_unmapped

Method of Acquisition

Donation received from Gary Hippensteel (great-great-nephew) on June 7, 2007.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

MSA 34, Ross Hippensteel papers

Processing Information

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

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States