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Arthur H. Fisher papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 29

Scope and Contents

The Arthur H. Fisher papers (1916-1955; 1.4 cubic feet) 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.  All of the artifacts are contained in three acid-free boxes and acid-free folders.  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
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1916-1920
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/06/2004


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Harter Fisher was a Purdue student from 1916 to 1920. He graduated in June 9, 1920 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. His youngest son, Wendel Fisher donated the Purdue memorabilia from his father’s days as a Purdue student.

Source(s): Information from the Fisher family.


1.40 Cubic Feet

2 small flat boxes and 1 mss. box other_unmapped


Collection of artifacts including certificates, photographs, photo albums, Purdue registration papers, a drafting kit, glasses, a clarinet, and a diploma all belonging to Arthur Harter Fisher.

Source of Acquisition

Wendel Fisher

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

December 4, 2009, Arthur Fisher's glasses, Purdue pins and cufflinks, 35th reunion badge, drafing compass, and drafting kit. Octover 24, 2012, two photo albums

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

multi-part note content
Arthur H. Fisher papers
Mary A. Sego, 2009; Nolan Eller, 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States