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Awards, Medals, Citations collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 239

Scope and Contents

The Awards, Medals, Citations collection consists of several medals and medallions awarded to Purdue University and various staff members for their contributions to their respective fields. Medals were created from varying materials, with a majority consisting of bronze in varying sizes.


  • 1892 - 1966

Languages of Materials

The collection contains materials primarily in English. Additional languages include Korean, German, Latin, French, and Spanish.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

Medals are created to honor significant anniversaries, occasions, or accomplishments of individuals or organizations. Purdue University has received medals to award or commemorate the work of the university, people associated with the university, and peer institutions, as well as important events such as World's Fairs.


0.355 Cubic Feet (One letter-size half-width manuscript box and one tall CD box)


The collection is arranged into two series.
  1. Awards
  2. Commemorative medals

Acquisition Information

Some medals were transferred from the Purdue units that received them. Additional sources of acquisitions unknown.

Processing Information

Medals were kept in their original housings and stored in acid-free boxes.
Awards, Medals, Citations collection
Jon Hathaway and Adriana Harmeyer and Keertana Marella
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Edition statement
Third Edition. Second edition completed on 2018-07-02. Collection description first completed 2017-08-14.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-29: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States