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Robert T. Hatt scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 35
The Robert T. Hatt scrapbook (ca, 1894-1940; 0.275 cubic feet) contains many photographs of campus life, predominantly during 1919-1920. There is a concentration of memorabilia from Phi Kappa Psi, since Hatt was a member of that fraternity. The scrapbook also contains newspaper clippings, along with ephemera, such as programs, ticket stubs, and other assorted odds and ends. Many of the items are not dated, which makes it difficult to ascertain the exact time period, especially for the photographs. The scrapbook is organized into three series: photographs (0.2 cubic feet), newspaper clippings (0.05 cubic feet), ephemera (0.025 cubic feet).


  • 1894-1940
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1919-1920


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


0.20 Cubic Feet

1 flat box flat_box

1.00 mss._boxes

Biographical Information

Robert T. Hatt was a member of the Purdue University Class of 1923, though records do not indicate that he graduated from Purdue. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. His father was William Kendrick Hatt, a Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue.

Hatt graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Columbia with master's and doctoroal degrees. He was Director of the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield, Michigan from 1935-1967.

Arrangement Note

Chronologically, as they appear in the scrapbook.

Source of Acquisition

Robert T. Hatt 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

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States