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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.

Dates

  • circa 1890s

Creator

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.

Extent

0.20 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter-size manuscript box)

Biographical Information

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.

Arrangement

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.

Acquisition Information

Materials donated by Yvonne Halstead of Brookston, Indiana on February 10, 2012.

Processing Information

All cyanotypes have been housed in polyester sleeves in acid-free folders and placed into an acid-free box.
Title
William Chester Halstead photographs
Status
Under Review
Author
Michael Maune, Neal Harmeyer, and Desiree Clark
Date
2019-02-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
Third edition. Collection description first completed 2014-09-10.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-07-16: Updated collection description to meet new requirements, by Neal Harmeyer.
  • 2019-02-01: Completed collection description update, by Desiree Clark.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States
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