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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


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


0.20 Cubic Feet

0.10 Cubic Feet

0.10 Cubic Feet


Broadsides documenting events, groups, and student life at Purdue.

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.

Source of Acquisition

Lauren Roth

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

MSR 5 Purdue Archives and Special Collections broadside collection

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
Michael Maune
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States