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Lauren Roth collection of Purdue University broadsides

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 268

Scope and Contents

The Lauren Roth collection of Purdue University broadsides (2009; 0.2 cubic feet) documents Purdue campus life and culture as well as marketing strategies of various campus groups, including Purdue University itself. It is predominantly composed of campus group callout broadsides, as well as broadsides advertising various events. The collection was created in HONR 199 Living History as a way to understand Purdue in the present day and curated by Lauren Roth. Notations on the back document the location of the broadside when it was found by the member of the class and the date of the finding. The collection also includes an essay by Roth for class analyzing the collection. Types of materials include: broadsides and an essay.


  • 2009
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/10/2011


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Lauren Roth, originally from Carrollton, Texas, studied psychology at Purdue while also swimming for Purdue Women’s Swimming and Diving team. She was named Academic All-District in 2012. She enrolled in HONR 199, titled Living History, in the Fall 2009 semester, where she participated in a class project curating a collection of Purdue campus broadsides.


0.20 Cubic Feet

0.10 Cubic Feet

0.10 Cubic Feet

Arrangement Note

The Broadsides are organized into a single series chronologically with preference to the date found (noted on back), then to the date of the event advertised. One oversized broadside is separated into its own series.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Lauren Roth.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. Oversized broadsides have been separated and housed in a separate folder for preservation purposes.


Lauren Roth collection of Purdue University broadsides
In Progress
Michael Maune and Keertana Marella
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2012-11-09.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-22: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States