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Purdue University College of Liberal Arts records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 90

Scope and Contents

This collection contains administrative documents from the College of Liberal Arts as well as records from individual departments and programs within the college.


  • 1925 - 2016


Languages of Materials

This collection is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Historical Information

The Purdue University College of Liberal Arts Office of Honors and Scholars was created in 1993 by merging two CLA programs during the college’s move into Beering Hall: The Dean’s Scholars Program and the Liberal Arts Honors Program. The Dean’s Scholar Program, founded in 1976, focused on improving recruitment and retention by allocating scholarships for one Dean’s Scholar per academic department. In 1984, the program was expanded to include approximately 40 scholars and a seminar class. The Liberal Arts Honors Program was created in 1978, and facilitated Honors course offerings for students with strong academic records. Administrative roles and funding for both programs were combined in 1993, bringing the two already-intertwined programs under one office.


5.10 Cubic Feet (One cubic foot box, three full-width letter-size manuscript boxes, one full-width legal-size manuscript box, and two flat boxes.)

Acquisition Information

A portion of these records were transferred from the College of Liberal Arts in 2014. The majority were donated by Joan Marshall and Emily Strudeman in 2016.

Separated Materials

The following items were removed from the collection: Theatre records, Joan Marshall collection, Council on the Status of Women materials (moved to MSP 49), Graduate Council minutes (1996-2001), University Senate minutes (2015), an undergraduate student retention report (1993-1994), Honors College theses, Runkel PhD thesis, photographs of homecoming lawn displays, photos of courdoroy pants, photos of Purdue landscapes, a newspaper clipping about a giant mushroom, and various patriotic materials from the 1950s.

Processing Information

This collection was organized into series by topic and rehoused in archival boxes and folders. Accessions were incorporated into the collection.
Purdue University College of Liberal Arts records
In Progress
Sarah Kenny
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Edition statement
First edition.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-05-05: Collection was rehoused in archival folders and boxes by Sarah Kenny.
  • 2020-05-14: Collection description updated by Adelle Rogers.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States