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Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 261

Scope and Contents

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.”


  • 1917-1932
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1924-1925
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/01/2011


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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


0.30 Cubic Feet

1 small flat box other_unmapped

Arrangement Note

1 scrapbook

Source of Acquisition

Pattie Moran

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

multi-part note content

Processing Information

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

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States