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Lloyd E. Keck scrapbook

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 303
The Lloyd E. Keck scrapbook (1917-1939; 0.45 cubic feet) documents the academic, military, personal and social activities of an Engineering student while on Purdue University’s campus from 1936-1939, as well as various aspects of his life prior to college from 1917-1936.  Keck titled the scrapbook, “Scraps and Snaps, May 27, 1917-August 1, 1939,” but most of the content is from his time at Purdue, 1936-1939. The scrapbook contains many unique photographs of campus and events from the 1930s. Some of the events include the Chicago’s World Fair, 1933-1934; Ice Gorge in the Ohio River, 1936; and the Flood of 1937.  Campus, near campus scenes and events include construction of a bridge across the Wabash, 1936; Amelia Earhart at Purdue and the Purdue Airport, 1937; construction of the Fieldhouse and the Elliott Hall of Music, 1939; numerous Army R.O.T.C. events, including a Battery “B” group photograph from 1938; photographs from electrical engineering inspection trips, 1938-39; cord parade of 1939 and other events from Keck’s life as a Purdue student. Some of the mementoes include programs from various symphonies, operas, and other events; Mount Vernon High School diploma and Purdue diploma; Keck’s grade reports from throughout his years at Purdue; souvenirs from senior inspection trips; membership certificates from Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi, along with related ephemera; football programs and tickets. Types of material include photographs, various programs, football tickets, diplomas, certificates, grade reports, clippings, and a commencement invitation and address. To protect the archival integrity of the scrapbook, it remains in the condition in which it was donated. The pages are broken down into series and subseries as they appear in the scrapbook. Therefore, as not to be redundant, one can find the series and subseries in the box listing that follows. The scrapbook breaks down into 12 series, with various subseries in seven of those. Please see the pdf for the detailed finding aid:

Dates

  • 1917-1939
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1939
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/02/2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University per deed of gift.

Extent

0.45 Cubic Feet

1.00 flat_box

Abstract

A scrapbook compiled in the 1930s by Purdue alum, Lloyd Everett Keck. This collection includes a glimpse into the academic, military, personal and social activities of an Engineering student while on campus from 1936-1939 as well as various aspects of his life prior to college from 1917-1936. Items included are photographs, various programs, football tickets, diplomas, certificates, grade reports, clippings, and a commencement invitation and address.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ellen J. Alvarado (Lloyd Keck’s daughter), February 18, 2015

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Amelia Earhart at Purdue papers: [url=https://apps.lib.purdue.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=1457&q=earhart]https://apps.lib.purdue.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=1457&q=earhart[/url] Purdue Army Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) collection: [url=https://apps.lib.purdue.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=1481&q=Purdue+ROTC]https://apps.lib.purdue.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=1481&q=Purdue+ROTC[/url]

Processing Information

To protect the archival integrity of the scrapbook it has been left intact, wrapped in tissue paper and housed in an acid free box.
Title
Lloyd E. Keck scrapbook
Author
Mary A. Sego, 2015
Date
02/12/2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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