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Joan Minton Christopher papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 250

Scope and Contents

The Joan Minton Christopher papers (1968-1970; 0.4 cubic feet) documents her undergraduate years at Purdue University during the late 1960s. The collection contains tickets from Purdue Convocations events, as well as basketball and football tickets. Christopher’s green WRX Club beanie, several programs from Purdue events, a box of matches from the Purdue National Bank, and a photo of Joan Minton Christopher from 1968 are also included.


  • 1968-1970
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1968
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/10/2011


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University Libraries per deed of gift.

Biographical Information

Joan Minton Christopher attended Purdue University from 1967-1971 and received a BA in Creative Writing. While at Purdue, she met her husband, Tom Christopher, who received his BS in Civil Engineering in 1970 and his MS in 1971. Joan Christopher earned a second degree in Radio/TV and works as a free-lance TV researcher and writer. She co-authored the book Images of America: The Lehigh Valley Cement Industry, which was published in 2005.


0.363 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box)

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Arrangement Note

The collection has been arranged by materials type, then in chronological order.

Source of Acquisition

Christopher, Joan Minton

Method of Acquisition

Donation to the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collection on October 13, 2010.
Joan Minton Christopher papers
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Kristin Leaman
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-02-12 by Kristin Leaman.

Revision Statements

  • 2024-02-08: Extents 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