Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook
Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 261
The Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook (1917-1932; 0.3 cubic feet) consists of black and white photographs from Schmitt’s early family life, including Greencastle High School, days as a Purdue student, and some of his travels after graduation from Purdue. It also includes dance cards, a few programs and autographs from Purdue classmates from his days spent as a Purdue student. Some of the Purdue photographs include pictures of Theta Chi, the Mechanical Engineering building, the Library and Memorial Union, dated 1925; Purdue homecoming, 1928. Photographs of some of his travel include; Niagara Falls, February 1927; Brown County, 1928; Lake Shafer, Labor Day, 1929; McCormick Creek Canyon, July 1931; Northern Woods, August, 1931; “29th and Clifton Street flooding;” Bad Lands and Black Hills, South Dakota, July 1932; Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo, July, 1932. One item of interest among the dance cards and programs is a prohibition bottle card/note, which states, “The contents of this bottle are sold to you as a beverage and with the understanding that it will not be mixed or used with any alcoholic content liquor in violation of the prohibition laws. By order of The Management Hotel Antlers.”
- Other: Majority of material found in 1924-1925
- Other: Date acquired: 06/01/2011
- Schmitt, Wilbur A. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
0.30 Cubic Feet
1 small flat box other_unmapped
Biographical / Historical
Wilbur A. Schmitt was a member of the Purdue Class of 1928. The 1925 Debris yearbook lists him as a member of Theta Chi. No further information can be located about him.
Source: Debris, 1925
Source: Debris, 1925
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition Donation.
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
Original order of the materials has been retained. The scrapbook has been housed in an acid-free box.
- Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook
- Mary A. Sego
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description