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Collection on A. A. Sego

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 30

Scope and Contents

The Collection on A. A. Sego documents the life and career of Sego, a 1917 Purdue alumnus and test pilot. The collection includes Sego's 1917 leather bound Gala Week program, one photograph of Sego in his aviator helmet, and several photocopied articles pertaining to his life and career.


  • 1917 - 2004
  • Majority of material found within 1917 - 1919


Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

A. A. (documented as either Anthony Arthur or Arthur Anthony) Sego was born to Mr. and Mrs. Meddie Sego, Sr. on August 7, 1894, in Kentland, Indiana. He was a 1917 graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. Sego enlisted in Aviation Service, May 1, 1917, in Chicago. He trained at the Aviation Ground School, Cornell University, New York. He transferred to Camp Dick, Texas then to Ellington Field, Texas. A. A. Sego was rated as Reserve Military Aviator at Door Field, Florida. He was Commissioned Second Lieutenant, August 7, 1918.

Sego was killed in an airplane accident September 12, 1918, at Love Field, Texas. He was buried with military honors in Kentland, Indiana. Sego's name appears on the Wall of Honor in the Purdue Memorial Union.


0.05 Cubic Feet (Two folders)

Language of Materials



The material is in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Mary Sego, great-niece of Arthur Sego, October 12, 2010. The Gala Week program was donated by Tom McGraw, December 5, 2017.

Processing Information

Material has been placed in acid-free folders and an acid-free box. The photograph has been placed into a polyester sleeve.



Collection on A. A. Sego
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Edition statement
Third Edition. Collection description was first completed 2010-10-12.

Revision Statements

  • 2017-12-05: Addition 1 added to resource record by Jennifer Sdunzik.
  • 2020-03-25: Collection description updated to new standards by Mary A. Sego.
  • 2022-07-15: Updated collection title and descriptive information by Neal Harmeyer

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States