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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 the years Arthur Fisher spent as a Purdue University student from 1916-1920. 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.

Dates

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

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

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 1916 to 1920. He graduated June 9, 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. The 1920 Debris lists his hometown as being Ossian, IN.
Sources:

Debris yearbook, 1920.

Purdue University Board of Trustees Minutes, June 8, 1920

Information from the Fisher family

Extent

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)

Arrangement

The material has been grouped by type of material, and arranged into two series. Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained.
  1. Photographs
  2. Artifacts

Acquisition Information

Collection material was donated by Wendel Fisher, Arthur Fisher's youngest son, June 26, 2002; 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 6 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. The smaller artifacts in Box 2 have been placed into smaller artifact boxes, in order to protect the items within the bigger acid-free box.
Title
Arthur H. Fisher papers
Status
In Progress
Author
Mary A. Sego, 2009; Nolan Eller, 2012
Date
2020-03-12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2012-11-02.

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

Contact:
504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States
765-494-2839