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Frederic W. Tase collections of Purdue artifacts

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSR 10

Scope and Contents

The Frederick W. Tase artifacts collection includes four artifacts collected during Tase’s time at Purdue: 1) A large Purdue University banner, 18” x 45” 2) A bracelet of six oaken barrels that together spell “Purdue” 3) A Purdue belt buckle, possibly from an ROTC uniform 4) Two lapel pins, each shaped like aviator wings with a ‘P’ in the center


  • 1937-1940
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/01/2011


Biographical or Historical Information

Frederick W. Tase, 1918-1995, attended Purdue University from 1937 to 1940. Prior to his time at Purdue, Tase lived in Yonkers, New York, where his father worked as a regional executive for a steel manufacturer. While at Purdue, Tase studied Engineering, specifically Mechanical Engineering, and he was a regular participant in the activities of the Glider Club. Shortly after leaving Purdue, he entered the United States Army, where he eventually earned the rank of Captain. He and his wife, Dorothy, eventually settled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he passed away in 1995.

Note written by Trevor Burrows


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Source of Acquisition

Pat Stockwell

Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States