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Hicks Undergraduate Library scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 72

Scope and Contents

The Hicks Undergraduate Library scrapbook documents Esther E. Norton's involvement with the dedication and renaming of the Purdue Undergraduate Library (later the John. W. Hicks Undergraduate Library). The collection includes photographs of Norton with several university and library administrators at the dedication and renaming events, as well as several photographs of the Norton Reference Center. Invitations and program booklets for these events are also included. The last folder in this collection contains invitations to a memorial service following Norton's passing, held in Hicks Undergraduate Library in 1999. Clippings (information artifacts) are also part of the collection.


  • 1954 - 1999
  • Majority of material found within 1982 - 1999

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for reseach.

Historical Information

The Undergraduate Library was built to serve undergraduate students at the university and store excess library materials. It was named the John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library in 1989.


0.20 Cubic Feet (One letter-size half-width manuscript box.)


This collection consists of photographs, program booklets, invitations, and clippings documenting Esther E. Norton's involvement in the dedication and renaming of the Hicks Undergraduate Library.

Related Materials

UA 30, Purdue University Libraries records, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

MSA 181, Esther E. Norton papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.
Hicks Undergraduate Library scrapbook
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Second edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States