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Charles C. Roberts photographs

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 01
Identifier: MSA 39

Scope and Contents

The Charles C. Roberts photographs (1946-1949; 0.25 cubic feet) documents Roberts’ student and family life as a student at Purdue University from 1946-1949. Included in the collection are photographs of campus buildings such as Cary Quad, Purdue Memorial Union, Hovde Hall and Heavilon Hall. Also included in the collection are photographs of students wearing the Senior Cords. Among the photographs are images of Roberts' family and home life.


  • 1946 - 1949
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2009


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Charles C. Roberts came from Erie, Pennsylvania in 1946 to attend Purdue. He graduated in 1949 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While at Purdue, Roberts was involved in the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the Wesley Foundation and the Purdue Independent Club (PIA). The PIA was formed as a response to Greek fraternities’ control of housing and student activities. The PIA became an option for students who didn’t want to join a fraternity but wanted to enjoy the connections and activities that a fraternity had access to. One of the PIA’s first achievements was to form the Reamer Club which would work to increase school spirit and student activities. In 1947, Roberts lived in the north section of Cary Hall.


0.075 Cubic Feet (Three folders)

Arrangement Note

Original order of the collection has been maintained.

Custodial History

Donated by Charles C. Roberts to Purdue Perspective. Subsequently sent to the ASC.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Charles C. Roberts via Julie Rosa on February 1, 2009.

Processing Information

Items have been removed from the original photo album for preservation purposes.
Charles C. Roberts photographs
Shauna Borger
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Second Edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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