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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 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


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of the material are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

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 World War II veteran serving in the United States 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.

Chicago Tribune, March 5, 2009, and Debris, 1942


0.05 Cubic Feet (Two folders)


The collection is grouped in the folders by type of material.

Acquisition Information

Donation received from Roberta Bitzer, July 7, 2010.

Processing Information

Tthe papers have been placed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. All photographs have been housed in polyester sleeves. The artifacts have been placed in acid-free envelopes.
Arthur and Roberta Bitzer papers
Under Review
Mary A. Sego and Keertana Marella
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Edition statement
Fourth Edition. Collection description first completed 2011-09-21.

Revision Statements

  • 2022-04-22: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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