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Arthur and Roberta Bitzer papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 3, Placement: 17
Identifier: MSA 259

Scope and Contents

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.

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


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.

Source of Acquisition

Donation received from Roberta Bitzer.

Method of Acquisition


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
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States