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Robert J. Gagen engineering tools

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 38

Scope and Contents

Robert J. Gagen engineering tools consist of three sets of engineering drafting/compass tools used by Gagen as a Purdue student. One of the sets has Purdue inscribed on the case.


  • 1933


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Material in this collection is in the public domain.

Biographical Information

Robert J. Gagen was a member of the Purdue University Class of 1933. He later served his country as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II, Southwest Pacific Theatre. He died as a prisoner of war at Camp Moji (Hospital) Fukuoka, Kyushu Island, Japan.


0.176 Cubic Feet (One flat box)

Acquisition Information

Donation received from Susan Metsger on August 3, 2009.

Processing Information

The tools have been wrapped in tissue and placed into an acid-free artifact box.
Robert J. Gagen engineering tools
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-01-04.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States