The Purdue University Semi-Centennial collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 120
Scope and Contents
The Purdue University Semi-Centennial collection (1922-1925; 2.05 cubic feet) predominantly consists of correspondence (mostly correspondence to and from President Elliott), programs and program drafts, and newspapers and newspaper articles, in addition to a modest assortment of meeting minutes, posters, announcements, invitations, financial records, photographs. These materials offer the researcher a comprehensive glimpse into the planning of the 1924 semi-centennial and the commemoration of Purdue’s early history.
- Other: Majority of material found in 1924
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Biographical or Historical Information
Note written by John Michael Foster
2.05 Cubic Feet
5 mss. boxes other_unmapped
Correspondence, event programs, newspaper articles, and other materials chronicling Purdue’s Semi-Centennial celebration in May 1924. Materials in this collection trace the history of the Semi-Centennial from its planning in late 1923 and early 1924 to events held on the weekend of May 1-3, 1924, and immediate aftermath.
The collection is organized into a single series by document type.
Physical Access Requirements
Newspapers and scrapbook are fragile and should be handled with care.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Records transfer, Purdue University
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
All materials are housed in acid-free folders and manuscript boxes. Staples and paper clips have been removed from all documents and discarded; all photographs placed in protective sleeves. Loose newspaper articles were photocopied and the original clippings discarded.
- The Purdue University Semi-Centennial collection
- In Progress
- John Michael Foster
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description