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James Blakesley Collection on the Class of 1950

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 28

Scope and Contents

The James Blakesley Collection on the Class of 1950 contains memorabilia from the Class of 1950's days at Purdue. Types of material include dance cards, newspaper clippings, event programs and playbills, along with photographs, record albums, and artifacts.


  • 1946 - 2007
  • Majority of material found within 1946 - 1950


Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

James Blakesley was a member of the Class of 1950 and part of Purdue University for nearly 50 years as Director of Space Management and Academic Scheduling.

Blakesley gathered and organized the materials found in this collection from his fellow 1950 classmates. Tom Wilhite, who also contributed many items to the collection, was the editor of the Debris in 1950.


3.20 Cubic Feet (One cubic foot box, one flat box, and one object)

Language of Materials



The material has been arranged into two series based on format.
  1. Printed and Audio Visual Material
  2. Artifacts

Acquisition Information

Most items in this collection were collected by or donated by James Blakesley on November 19, 2009, and June 18, 2010. Some items were donated by Tom Wilhite, date unknown.

Processing Information

All material has been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.
James Blakesley Collection on the Class of 1950
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-02-12.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-10-04: Collection description updated to new standards by Mary A. Sego.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States