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Purdue University Newsreels and Year in Review recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 65

Scope and Contents

The Purdue Newsreel began in 1956 as a yearly film, and later video, review of university events of the previous year. Contents of each recording focus upon academics, student activities, campus structures, athletics, and special events. One silent film, circa 1943-1945, is also included in the collection. In 2013, the Purdue Newsreel was renamed the Purdue Year in Review.


  • 1943-2016
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1955-2016
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/30/2006


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.


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1.00 shoe_boxes

Arrangement Note

Physical discs and digital-born files are arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Digital copies of the newsreels were donated by the Purdue Alumni Association in 2006 following digital conversion of the reels onto DVD by the Alumni Assocation.

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Purdue Marketing and Media on June 30, 2006.

Accruals and Additions

One new recording added each year via Purdue Marketing and Media.

Processing Information

DVD recording content has been copied for preservation and access purposes.


Purdue University Newsreels and Year in Review recordings
In Progress
Neal Harmeyer
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Second edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States