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T. A. Alford collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 14, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSF 13
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one letter written about Professor T.A. Alford by a former student, recalling the positive influence Professor Alford had upon him as a Purdue student.
Dates: 1968

William Arganbright letter

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 3, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSA 44
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter written by William E. Arganbright to Dr. Robert L. Thompson, Dean of Agriculture, September 9, 1991. The letter addresses Arganbright's experiences while a Purdue student, including time serving in the Indiana National Guard Battery B, from the perspective of a then ninety-seven year old man.
Dates: September 9, 1991

Neil A. Armstrong papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5
Scope and Contents The Neil A. Armstrong papers document the military, aeronautics, astronautics, teaching and corporate business career of Neil A. Armstrong. The papers also feature items from Armstrong's youth and education. The collection includes but is not limited to documents, coursework, working papers, subject files, correspondence, writings, speeches, recordings, photographs and newspaper clippings. The papers are divided into eighteen series, and further information on the scope and content of the...
Dates: 1671 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2012

Purdue Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (AROTC) collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 55
Scope and Contents The Purdue Army Reserve Officers Training Corps collection documents the history of the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (AROTC) at Purdue University. The collection contains many photographs of the Purdue Army ROTC, focusing on the various commissioning classes and their activities. There are also valuable historical documents, military awards and trophies. Other types of materials include: books, clippings, correspondence, handbooks, manuals, printed material, programs, records and slides.
Dates: 1876 - 2001; Other: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1990

Whitman Bailey papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 14, Placement: 18
Identifier: MSF 26
Scope and Contents This collection contains one letter from Eleanore Cammack, Order Librarian, addressed to Mr. Whitman Bailey, dated May 13, 1948, and two short notes.
Dates: 1948

H. M. Baldwin papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 14, Placement: 16
Identifier: MSF 23
Scope and Contents This collection contains one letter: correspondence Professor Baldwin had sent to international students, as an Advisor for Students from Other Lands, dated March 28, 1934.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found within 1934

Charles R. Barnes papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 70, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSF 25
Scope and Contents This collection contains two folders with articles written by Charles Barnes, one folder of letters, and a book written by Barnes.
Dates: 1882 - 1899

Purdue University Black Cultural Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 176
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection document the programs, activities, and community created by and surrounding the Purdue University Black Cultural Center (BCC) from its inception in 1969 up until the present day. It includes publications about the African American community; newspaper clippings and marketing material created by or with the subject of the BCC; photographs of the BCC, its events, students, and staff; speeches delivered by or about the BCC; correspondence between members of the BCC...
Dates: 1969 - 2023; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000

James Blakesley papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 1, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSA 358
Abstract Materials documenting James Blakesley's tenure as VP and president of the University Club.
Dates: 1965 - 1971

Donald A. Bloodgood papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 314
Scope and Contents The Donald A. Bloodgood papers (1946-1949; 1 cubic foot) documents the student life and fraternal pledging of former Purdue student Donald A. Bloodgood. The collection consists primarily of artifacts, with limited documentation concerning their use and function by the alumnus. These objects may be useful for researchers interested in the material culture of Purdue’s ROTC and fraternity organizations during the late 1940s. Types of materials include: pledge sashes, pledge boards, letters, and...
Dates: 1946 - 1949; Other: Date acquired: 09/06/2011

Julius L. Born correspondence

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 3, Placement: 21
Identifier: MSA 58
Scope and Contents Typed versions of thirteen letters that Lieutenant Julius L. Born wrote home to his parents while stationed in France during World War I.
Dates: circa 1914 - 1918

Eugene A. Cernan "High Flight" poem

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 68: Series MSP 194, Series 2; Series MSP 160, Series 5; Series UA 160, Series 6; Series MSA 371, Series 1; Series MSA 371, Series 2; Series UA 182, Series 2; Series MSP 311, Series 3; Series MSF 447, Series 1; Series MSA 320, Series 2; Series MSF 555, Series 4; Series UA 182, Series 4; Series MSF 553, Series 5; Series MSF 553, Series 10, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSP 149
Scope and Contents Copy of "High Flight" poem by John Gillespie Magee Jr., affixed to board. The poem was taken by Eugene A. Cernan on Apollo 10's mission to the moon, May 18 - 26, 1969. It is inscribed by Cernan; "To Mitch Simmons - So as never to forget we took this copy of High Flight to the moon on Apollo X 18-26 May 1969.  You above all can appreciate it's significance, Sincerely Gene Cernan."

The letter of authenticity was signed by Cernan on August 25, 2010 and is housed with the poem.
Dates: circa 1969

Roger B. Chaffee letter and postcard

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 282
Scope and Contents The letter dated July 24, 1965 is from Roger Chaffee to his parents. On the reverse is a July 25, 1965 note from Martha Chaffee to her in-laws in which she signs, "Roger, Martha, Sheryl and Steve." In the letter, Roger discussed an upcoming flight and the astronaut's rotation as capsule communicator (CAPCOM). He mentions Gus Grissom, Gene Cernan, Jim McDivitt, Buzz Aldrin and Dave Scott. Both Roger and Martha discuss recent family activities at home. The postcard, dated July 1965, was sent by...
Dates: 1967

Class of 1903 collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 88
Identifier: MSA 397
Scope and Contents The Class of 1903 collection contains a class directory, letters, newspaper cutouts, and a newsletter sent by class president Charles C. Albright.
Dates: circa April 1953 - February 1954

Purdue University College of Engineering records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 89
Scope and Contents The Purdue University College of Engineering records document the historical background of the College; included are many historical documents, annual reports, pamphlets, publicity, department brochures, pamphlets, and programs, newsletters, publications, alumni information and various related material.Some items of note are key historical documents from the earliest Purdue Engineering Laboratories, such as the Locomotive and Automobile Test Laboratories. Also included is...
Dates: 1859 - 2023

Joni Comstock collection on Janice Voss

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 309
Scope and Contents The collection relates to Janice Voss' involvement with her first space flight, STS-57 (in 1993).  Included are three photographs of the mission, an autographed mission t-shirt, and a letter written by Voss to Comstock.  These materials would be useful to researchers interested in the history of NASA flight missions, women in space, women in STEM fields, and space research.
Dates: 1993

Congratulatory letter to Justin S. Morrill

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSP 112
Scope and Contents The Congratulatory Letter to Justin S. Morrill (1858; 0.1 cubic feet) documents the passage of the Morrill Land bill through the U.S. House of Representatives. The letter notes that passage through the Senate was pending at time of writing. The bill mentioned in the letter, ultimately vetoed by President James Buchanan, was a predecessor to the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862. The author of the letter is Benjamin P. Johnson, who served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees for the New York State...
Dates: 1858; Other: Date acquired: 10/12/2012

Purdue University Customs and Traditions collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 151
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Customs and Traditions collection features, among other memorabilia, a tank scrap chain and padlock from 1913, a label from the first bottle of beer served to a Purdue student after the repeal of prohibition, numerous buttons and pins, including a hatpin with the Purdue seal from 1895 on it (third design), a Reamer's Club "R" from the early 1990s, a Purdue Murad cigarette silk, a 1902-1903 matriculation ticket signed by Purdue President Winthrop E. Stone, along with Junior...
Dates: 1877 - 2014; Other: Majority of material found within 1880 - 1940

Dorothy C. Stratton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 366
Abstract This collection contains papers, clippings and photographs documenting Dorothy Stratton’s life, especially her role as Purdue Dean of Women and Director of the USCG SPARS.
Dates: 1935-2012; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1947; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/1980

Purdue University Drill Team collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 66, Placement: 15
Identifier: UA 79
Scope and Contents Purdue University Drill Team collection (2017; 1 folder) documents Purdue University President Mitch Daniels' acknowledgement of the Purdue ROTC Drill Team's accomplishments during the 2016-2017 academic year. Types of materials include: letters, proclamations.
Dates: 2017

Jack and Alice Rowen Easley collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 6, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 99
Scope and Contents The papers contain correspondence between President Jischke and Alice Rowen Easley, "Aunt Alice says...," a book by Easley and a picture of Easley's son, Mark, with a picture of the framed note from Jischke, which was a Christmas gift to Alice Easley.
Dates: 1995 - 2007

Phoebe Farris papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 471
Scope and Contents The Phoebe Farris papers document the professional and personal life of Purdue professor, Phoebe Farris. It reflects her contribution to the art scene in America, shedding light on Native American history. The collection may be useful for researchers interested in Purdue's Native American community. The types of materials include written publications and reviews of others' publications; contributions to art shows and exhibitions; correspondence; career and personal photographs; and articles.
Dates: 1972 - 2011

Christina Faulkner collection of Purdue women materials

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 65, Placement: 02, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 275
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of papers sent to or collected by Ruth Bender including letters from and clippings relating to Helen Schleman, Dorothy Stratton, and Beverly Stone. In addition, there are typed poems written by Goldeen Papenguth.
Dates: circa 1984-1992

Felix and Selma Stefanile papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 306
Scope and Contents The Felix and Selma Stefanile papers (1920-2009; 26.75 cubic feet) document the personal and professional lives of Felix and Selma Stefanile. The collection includes rough drafts and notes of Felix and Selma's published poems and essays. It also contains personal papers which document both of their lives in New York before they came to live in West Lafayette, Indiana. Many of the photographs are focused on Felix's childhood, early life, middle and later years. The photographs document less of...
Dates: 1920-2009; Majority of material found within 1944-2000; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2010

Clint Fink papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 300
Content Description The Clint Fink papers document Fink's life and career as a peace activist and educator. The papers documenting his career reflect his research while in graduate school and various proposals and presentations from after he received his doctorate. This series is also particularly strong in its coverage of Fink's involvement in and work with peace activism and advocacy. The collection contains records pertaining to the Peace Groups he led and participated in as well as a number of serial...
Dates: 1864 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1995

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