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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 Pearson Rothgeb was born on October 12, 1920, and grew up on a farm in Northeastern Indiana. He dreamed of becoming a pilot, being inspired by Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. At the age of 16, he went on his first airplane ride. During the 15 minute ride, Wayne decided that he would join the Army Air Corps. He worked his way through two years of college at Purdue University, and in July of 1941 was accepted as an aviation cadet. Wayne was called to serve on December 31, 1941, reporting to Baer Field in Fort Wayne.

Wayne later became a well known farm broadcaster for WKJG-TV and WOWO Radio in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He passed away on June 3, 1993.


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
Third edition. Collection description was first completed 2009-01-10.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-31: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella
  • 2022-10-11: Biography section updated by William Niner.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States