William Chester Halstead photographs
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 262
Scope and Contents
The William Chester Halstead photographs document Purdue University, students, faculty, and staff during the 1890s, featuring buildings, student groups, such as the cyclists, drum corps, and artillery. Photographs of note include the burned-out structure of Heavilon Hall and President Smart in his office. The collection also documents the Lafayette area.
- circa 1890s
- Halstead, William Chester, 1873-1937 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Material in this collection is in the public domain.
William Chester Halstead was a Purdue student originally from Kirkpatrick, Indiana. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Halstead graduated from Purdue University in 1897 with a degree in Mathematics.
0.182 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter-size manuscript box)
Ennumerated cyanotypes have been arranged in numerical order, while the unnumbered cyanotypes retain their original order. The photographs are organized into two folders: Numbered Cyanotypes and Unnumbered Cyanotypes.
Materials donated by Yvonne Halstead of Brookston, Indiana on February 10, 2012.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital reproductions of materials are available for research use. See our digital collections database e-Archives: William Chester Halstead photographs
All cyanotypes have been housed in polyester sleeves in acid-free folders and placed into an acid-free box.
- Boiler and Gas House (West Lafayette, Ind.)
- Cyanotypes (photographic prints)
- Ladies Hall (West Lafayette, Ind.)
- Locomotive Testing Plant (West Lafayette, Ind.)
- Photographic prints
- Purdue University
- Purdue University--Buildings--Pictorial works
- Purdue University--Presidents
- U.S. Experiment Station (West Lafayette, Ind.)
- University Hall (West Lafayette, Ind.)
- William Chester Halstead photographs
- Under Review
- Michael Maune, Neal Harmeyer, and Desiree Clark
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Edition statement
- Third edition. Collection description first completed 2014-09-10.