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Songs and Poetry from the Debris collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSK 4

Scope and Contents

The Songs and Poetry from the Debris collection (1889-1920; 0.2 cubic feet) document some of the poetry and songs written by Purdue students during the late 1880s-1920. Some of the material is actual pages taken from the original Debris yearbook, and some years just list poetry and songs of particular interest and the pages they can be found on. Types of materials include: original poetry and songs along with illustrations.


  • 1889-1920
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1890-1899


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University

Biographical / Historical

History of the Debris Yearbook

Published each year from 1889 to 2008, the Purdue Debris was the annual student-produced yearbook. The Debris is a key source of information regarding students, student activities, and important historic events at the university.

Source: Web. />.


0.20 Cubic Feet

1.00 mss._boxes


A collection of poetry, songs and illustrations taken from the Debris yearbook from the late 1880s-1920.

Source of Acquisition

Collection from Purdue Debris yearbook

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Debris Yearbook:

Processing Information

Original order of the materials has been retained.  All materials have been housed in acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.
Songs and Poetry from the Debris collection
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States