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Box 20

 Container

Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue University Athletics collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 160
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Athletics collection documents Purdue athletics from the earliest years to recent times. The majority of the collection consists of items related to Purdue football; a scrapbook of clippings from the 1800s that contains Purdue football related articles from Lafayette, Indianapolis and Chicago newspapers. The clippings include an article about Purdue’s first football win on November 16, 1889, an article about the game against Wabash, November 23, 1889, that prompted the...
Dates: 1880 - 2016

Men's Basketball, 1900 - 2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 160, Series 2
Scope and Contents The men’s basketball series consists of four sub-series, with a description preceeding each.
Dates: 1900 - 2006

Bleacher Accident, 1947 - 2006

 Sub-Series — Box: 20
Identifier: MSP 160, Series 2, Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents This sub-series is comprised of front page headline stories about the Purdue bleacher collapse that occurred on February 25, 1947 during the halftime of the Purdue versus Wisconsin game. The newspapers have been retained, but scans have been made for preservation purposes. Also included are a few key photographs that appeared in some of the press releases about the tragedy.
Dates: 1947 - 2006

Photographs, 1947

 File — Box: 20, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 160, Series 2, Sub-Series 3, File 1
Scope and Contents Included are five, 8" x 10", black and white photographs, along with a, includes description of who took them and how it was done.
Dates: 1947

Photocopied clippings and originals, Chicago, Lafayette and Purdue publications, 1947 - 2006

 File — Box: 20, Folder: 2
Identifier: 160, Series 2, Sub-Series 3, File 2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: This sub-series is comprised of front page headline stories about the Purdue bleacher collapse that occurred on February 25, 1947 during the halftime of the Purdue versus Wisconsin game. The newspapers have been retained, but scans have been made for preservation purposes. Also included are a few key photographs that appeared in some of the press releases about the tragedy.
Dates: 1947 - 2006

Newspapers, February 25, 1947

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 160, Series 2, Sub-Series 3, File 3
Scope and Contents The newspapers include front page headlines; Purdue Exponent, "Fieldhouse Bleachers Collapse During Halftime; 2 Students Killed, Many Injured In Catastrophe;" and Lafayette Journal and Courier, "Purdue Probes Bleacher Collapse."
Dates: February 25, 1947

Purdue Alumnus article, March 1947

 File — Box: 20, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSP 160, Series 2, Sub-Series 3, File 4
Scope and Contents The folder includes the article, "Purdue Fieldhouse Bleachers Crash During Basketball Game," p. 6-7, 19.
Dates: March 1947