Robert C. Thompson papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 253
Scope and Contents
The Robert C. Thompson papers (1949-1951; 0.8 cubic feet) documents campus life during Robert Thompson’s time at Purdue University. They feature material related to Thompson’s study of mechanical engineering, including artifacts he created in a machine shop course. Student life is also represented in dormitory photographs, student rule handbooks and student publications. Types of materials include: photographs, negatives, artifacts, and booklets.
- 1947 - 1969
- Other: Date acquired: 11/02/1999
- Thompson, Robert (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material is in English.
Collection is open to researchers.
Copyright and Use Information
Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Robert C. Thompson graduated from Purdue University in 1951 majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He attended mechanical engineering summer school during 1948, between his freshmen and sophomore years.
0.80 Cubic Feet
1 mss box, 1 oversize folder, 1 file box other_unmapped
0.10 Cubic Feet
Photographs, publications, and artifacts documenting the scholastic career of Robert C. Thompson and campus life at Purdue.
The Papers are organized into three form series: 1. Photographs and Negatives, circa 1940s (0.3 cubic feet) The photographs document student dormitories, special events, various campus buildings, and aircraft at the Purdue Airport. Aerial shots of campus are included. A house and bridge construction is also featured. Many photographs are paired with their negatives. Original order of the photographs is retained. 2. Publications, 1947-1969 (0.3 cubic feet) The publications include student rules, Purdue 75th anniversary souvenir magazine, and student-produced publications. The student publications include literary booklets, a humor magazine, and a mechanical engineering magazine. One publication is oversized. Materials in the series are arranged in alphabetical order. 3. Artifacts, 1948 (0.2 cubic feet) The artifacts document Thompson’s study of mechanical engineering, illustrating work he completed in a machine shop course. They include small brass and aluminum shapes and an electric lamp.
Materials mingled with some of father’s materials.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.
- Robert C. Thompson papers
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- Michael Maune and Keertana Marella
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- Edition statement
- Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2014-02-10.
- 2020-04-22: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella