William Chester Halstead photographs
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 262
The William Chester Halstead Photographs document Purdue buildings, students, faculty, and staff during the 1890s. The photographs show a variety of buildings, such as the Science Hall, Art Hall, Experiment Station, Purdue Farm Barn, Locomotive Lab, Foundry, Engine Room and Dormitory. They also feature Purdue 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. In addition, the collection also documents the Lafayette area.
- circa 1890s
- Halstead, William Chester, 1873-1937 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Material in this collection is in the public domain.
0.20 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter-size manuscript box)
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.
Thirty of the cyanotypes have numbers in their bottom corners; 17 of them do not. The numbered 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.
All cyanotypes have been housed in polyester sleeves in acid-free folders and placed into an acid-free box.
- William Chester Halstead photographs
- Under Review
- Michael Maune, Neal Harmeyer, and Desiree Clark
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Edition statement
- Third edition. Collection description first completed 2014-09-10.
- 2018-07-16: Updated collection description to meet new requirements, by Neal Harmeyer.
- 2019-02-01: Completed collection description update, by Desiree Clark.