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Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 261

Scope and Contents

The Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook 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 within 1924 - 1925


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Wilbur A. Schmitt was a member of the Purdue Class of 1928. The 1925 Debris yearbook lists him as a member of Theta Chi.


0.349 Cubic Feet (One flat box)


Original order of the materials has been retained.

Acquisition Information

The scrapbook was donated by Pattie Moran, January 6, 2011.

Processing Information

  The scrapbook has been housed in an acid-free box.
Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2011-10-06.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-12: Collection description updated to new standards by Mary A. Sego.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States