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Earhart Residence Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 6
The Earhart Residence Hall records document the history and activity of Earhart Residence Hall. Types of materials include: artifacts, certificates, clippings, dance cards, memorandums, photographic prints, programs, and telephone directories. The Earhart Residence Hall records are organized into three series.

Dates

  • 1964-2014
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1964-2002
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/04/2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

2.00 Cubic Feet

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 shoe_boxes

1.00 flat_box

1.00 folders

Abstract

The Earhart Residence Hall records document the history and activity of Earhart Residence Hall. Types of materials include: artifacts, certificates, clippings, dance cards, memorandums, photographic prints, programs, and telephone directories. The Earhart Residence Hall records are organized into three series. Source(s):                           Purdue University Residences website Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.housing.purdue.edu/Housing/Residences/Earhart Materials within the collection.

Biographical or Historical Information

Earhart Residence Hall, originally named Women’s Residence Hall H-8, was opened and dedicated in 1964 as a women’s only hall. In June of 1965 the Purdue University Board of Trustees voted to rename the hall “Amelia Earhart Hall.” Amelia Earhart began an association with Purdue University in 1936 as a consultant in careers for women and as a technical advisor to the Department of Aeronautics. Earhart Hall’s official club is the Itasca Club, named after the last ship to hear from Earhart on her transatlantic flight in 1937. The club’s purpose is to encourage scholastic achievement and promote a wide range of activities for residents. In April of 2003 the new dining court was opened and the hall transitioned to co-ed housing that fall.

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Arrangement Note

1.  Manuscript Materials, 1964-2002 (1 cubic foot).  This series includes manuscript materials from the hall as well as Itasca Club such as memos, special event programs, and alumni records documenting contact and professional information of alumni in 1984. Included in this series are resident responses to Amelia Earhart’s “Questionnaire for Women Students, 1934-1935” which were used in a 1993 PBS special about the life of Amelia Earhart from the American Experience series. Materials in the series are arranged thematically and chronologically. 2.  Photographs, 1960-2000 (0.4 cubic feet) This series contains photographs and slides of student life and special events from the 1960s to early 2000s. Materials in the series are arranged thematically. 3. Artifacts, ca. 1971 (2 cubic feet) This series contains a complete set of official Earhart Hall China.  

Source of Acquisition

Purdue University Residences
Method of Acquisition Records transfer from Purdue University Residences

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

The Lila Hite papers contain hall programs, staff materials, and Itasca Club papers donated by Lila Hite, who was the evening desk hostess at Earhart Residence Hall from 1973-1998. 2/26/2015 3 The Kelley Bailey papers include a wedding program and photographs of a reception held at Earhart Residence Hall donated by former resident Kelley Bailey.

Processing Information

Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained.  All materials have been placed in archival housing. All newsprint has been photocopied and in most cases original newspaper clippings have been discarded. Some clippings containing images of people or color graphics, or front pages of newspapers, have been preserved for display purposes, with photocopies made available for research. Oversized maps, blueprints, diagrams, certificates, and other printed material [OVS]; photographs; and artifacts have been separated and grouped into individual series for preservation purposes.
Title
Earhart Residence Hall records
Status
in_progress
Author
Renee D. Gaarder
Date
02/02/2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 09099999: Collection identifier updated from UA 12.05.15-2 to UA 6 as of January 30, 2017.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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