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Arthur and Roberta Bitzer papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 3, Placement: 17
Identifier: MSA 259
The Arthur and Roberta Bitzer photographs, schedule card and buttons, (1937-1942, 0.2 cubic feet) are from the Bitzer’s time as students at Purdue University.  Types of materials include: black and white photographs of campus scenes and student life, a schedule card and buttons.


  • 1937-1942
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/07/2010


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University via deed of gift.


2.00 folders


Purdue University campus scenes/student life, black and white photographs, a schedule card and Class of ’42 buttons from alumni Arthur and Roberta Craig Bitzer.  The material comes from their years as students at Purdue.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur G. Bitzer and Mary Roberta Craig Bitzer were members of the Purdue University Class of 1942.

Arthur G. Bitzer Jr. received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Arthur was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He was the founder and former owner of Bitzer Products Co. of Broadview, Illinois.

Mary Roberta Craig Bitzer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Association for Women Students and Women’s Panhellenic Council. The Bitzers were married 66 years and had two children; Nancy (William) Sturgeon and John (Sharon) Bitzer; were the grandparents of Katie, Linda, Matt and Corey; and great-grandparents of Jessica and Mia.

Source(s): Chicago Tribune, March 5, 2009, and Debris, 1942

Source of Acquisition

Donation received from Roberta Bitzer.
Method of Acquisition Donation

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

multi-part note content

Processing Information

All photographs have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.  The artifacts have been placed in acid-free envelopes.
Arthur and Roberta Bitzer papers
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 09099999: Revised 9/17/2012 EW

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States