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Henry C. Balcom collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 59, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 325
The Henry C. Balcom collection documents the student life of Henry C. Balcom, mostly as a Purdue University freshman in 1905. The collection includes several photographs and clippings related to the 1905 Tank Scrap and Chain Gang, as well as various campus scenes and buildings. Also included are two newspaper clippings detailing controversies surrounding University President Winthrop Stone's wife Victoria. The collection also contains one later photograph of Balcom from 1946.

Dates

  • 1905-1946
  • Majority of material found within 1905-1909
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/08/2014

Creator

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Extent

0.45 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Abstract

Photographs and newspaper clippings documenting Henry C. Balcom's time as a Purdue student circa 1905.

Biographical Information

Henry C. Balcom attended Purdue University from 1905 to 1907 as a student in the School of Agriculture. Balcom left Purdue after his second year and finished his degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1910. After his graduation, Balcom moved back to Indiana and worked as both a botanist and a high school teacher (Botany) in Kokomo, Indiana. Balcom was engaged in various community organizations, including the YMCA where he taught an adult night class on Practical Gardening, and the Kokomo Archery Club where he served as the Secretary/Treasurer.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by type into three folders: Postcards, 1905-1909, Mounted Photos, ca. 1905-1946, and Scrapbook Pages, ca. 1905.

Acquisition Information

Provenance is undocumented.
Title
Henry C. Balcom collection
Status
in_progress
Author
Neal Harmeyer
Date
2017-01-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
Second Edition. Date of first collection description undocumented.

Revision Statements

  • 2017-01-26: Updated collection title from H. C. Balcom scrapbook to Henry C. Balcom collection, by Neal Harmeyer.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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