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G. Stanley Meikle papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 263

Scope and Contents

The G. Stanley Meikle papers outline contributions Meikle made to the Purdue Research Foundation as well as published works concerning his professional career at Purdue University. Personal items are included in the collection such as a briefcase owned by G. Stanley Meikle as well as documentation of his professional contacts with members of industry. An unpublished personal memoir of Meikle's time at Purdue, describes his interactions with Edward C. Elliott as well as other Purdue faculty as he served as a member of the Purdue Research Foundation.


  • 1926 - 1956


Languages of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Biographical Information

George Stanley Meikle was appointed the first director of the Department of Research Relations with Industry at Purdue University in 1927 by Edward C. Elliott. He surveyed Indiana industries to determine how Purdue could best assist them. Meikle's research helped establish what is now the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) on December 30, 1930. Meikle was named PRF's first Director of Research and later named Vice President in 1954.
Sources: Topping, R. W. (1988). A Century and Beyond: The History of Purdue University. Purdue University Press.

MSF 263, G. Stanley Meikle papers


2.20 Cubic Feet (Two letter-size full-width manuscript boxes and one flat box)


The collection is arranged into two series.
  1. Documents
  2. Artifacts

Acquisition Information

Materials donated by G. Stanley Meikle upon his death in 1960.

Processing Information

Materials arranged by subject and housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.
G. Stanley Meikle papers
Jon Hathaway
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-03: 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