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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


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


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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.

Source of Acquisition

Purdue Marketing and Media

Accruals and Additions

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

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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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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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States