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Albert Berg papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 15, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSF 32

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two folders which contain articles by and about Albert Berg. It includes a picture with notation, "Albert Berg, a deaf mute was a football coach at Purdue."


  • 1886 - 1945


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection may be in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Albert Berg was born in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1864. He contracted spinal meningitis as a child, leaving him deaf, and attended the Indiana Institution for the Deaf in Indianapolis before enrolling in the school that later became known as Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Berg returned to Lafayette and became the first football coach at Purdue in 1887 at the age of twenty-three. Berg later became a deaf advocate and teacher at the Indiana School for the Deaf.


0.05 Cubic Feet (Two folders)


Collection materials are in chronological order.

Processing Information

Material has been placed into acid-free folder and box.
Albert Berg papers
In Progress
Amanda Rumba, Mary Sego and Elizabeth M. Wilkinson
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2008-11-30 by Mary Sego and Elizabeth Wilkinson.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-07: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to more fully meet standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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