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Awards, Medals, Citations collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 239
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 restrictions may apply.


0.40 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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.


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
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2017-08-14.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-07-02: Collection rehoused, arranged into new series, and description updated by Adriana Harmeyer.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States