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Wayne P. Rothgeb papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 11, Placement: 11
Identifier: MSA 204

Scope and Contents

Manuscript of Capsheaves.


  • circa 1995


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

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

Biographical Information

Wayne P. Rothgeb was born in 1920 and grew up as a farm boy in Indiana. Like many boys of his generation, he was inspired by Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927 and dreamed of becoming a pilot. At the age of 16, he got his first airplane ride. It was a birthday present, cost $2, and lasted around 15 minutes. He decided then that he was going to join the Army Air Corps. He worked his way through the necessary two years of college at Purdue University and in July of 1941 was accepted as an aviation cadet and learned that he'd be called up in December. On December 8, the United States entered the second world war. He later became a well known farm broadcaster for WKJG in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Wayne P. Rothgeb papers
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Mary A. Sego and Keertana Marella
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2009-01-10.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-31: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States