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Arthur H. Fisher papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 29

Scope and Contents

The Arthur H. Fisher papers contain artifacts, certificates, a diploma, photographs, and miscellaneous items from Arthur Fisher's time spent as a Purdue University student. There are some items that Fisher obtained after his tenure as a student, such as alumni loyalty certificates. This collection would be very valuable to anyone interested in student life at Purdue University during the early 20th century or the Purdue Military Band.


  • 1916 - 1955
  • Majority of material found within 1916 - 1920


Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in the collection are 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

Arthur Harter Fisher, "Art" to his friends, was a Purdue student from Ossian, Indiana.1916 to 1920. He graduated in 1920 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. While at Purdue he was a member of the Agricultural Society, the Purdue Athletic Association (P.A.A.), and the Purdue University Military Band.


1.47 Cubic Feet (One legal-size full-width manuscript box, one small artifact box, one medium size artifact box, and two flat file folders)

Language of Materials



The material has been arranged into two series based on format.
  1. Photographs
  2. Artifacts

Acquisition Information

Collection material was donated by Wendel Fisher, Arthur Fisher's youngest son, on June 26, 2002 and December 4, 2009.

Processing Information

The material has been placed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. The photographs have been placed in polyester sleeves. One of the photo albums was separated from its original binding and its individual pages were placed into six acid-free folders with five pages in each folder. The cover, binding, and back cover were also retained and placed within an acid-free folder. All artifacts have been wrapped in tissue for preservation purposes. Small artifacts in Box 2 have been placed into smaller artifact boxes, in order to protect the items within the bigger acid-free box. Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained.
Arthur H. Fisher papers
In Progress
Mary A. Sego and Nolan Eller
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed in 2009.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-12: Collection updated to current standards by Mary A. Sego.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States