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Michael J. Golden papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 145

Scope and Contents

The Michael J. Golden papers contain lecture notes, course syllabi, an article written by Michael Golden, another article about him (author unknown), and two copies of An Elementary Course In Wood Turning by Golden.


  • 1910


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection is in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Michael J. Golden earned his certification in practical mechanics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Growing up in a poor Irish family, Golden worked as a mill boy in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He paid for his tuition to MIT working as a sparring partner in the popular boxing rings of the era.

M. J. Golden taught Practical Mechanics at Purdue University from 1884 to 1918. He was named director of practical mechanics in 1890 until he retired from the University in 1918. Golden earned a bachelor and a professional degree of mechanical engineering while teaching at Purdue University. The Michael Golden Shops were named in his honor in 1921.


0.25 Cubic Feet (One legal-size half-width manuscript box)


The collection is contained within three folders.

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material is housed in acid-free folders and an acid-free box. Photographs have been placed into polyester sleeves.
Michael J. Golden papers
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2011-04-08.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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