Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Volumes containing reproductions of correspondence, made directly from originals through a transfer process. Using a screw-powered letter press in conjunction with a press book, a bound volume of blank, tissue paper pages. Letters written in special copying ink were placed on a dampened page. The book was then closed and the mechanical press screwed down tightly, causing the ink to be transferred to the bound page.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
James H. Smart papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 48
Scope and Contents The James H. Smart papers (1874-1977; 3.4 cubic feet) primarily document James H. Smart’s term as president of Purdue University (1883-1900). The majority of the papers are in the form of letter books (1881-1899). The letter book from 1881-1885 begins with President Emerson E. White; the greater part is by James. H. Smart. The letters are primarily written by Smart, although some are written by his secretary L.D. Swan as well as vice-president Winthrop E. Stone in his absence. The...
Dates: 1874-1977; Other: Majority of material found in 1883-1900
Emerson E. White letter book
Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UA 86
Scope and Contents Letter book of Emerson E. White, Purdue's president from 1876 to 1883, documenting all of White's correspondence from 1877 to 1881. Includes index of correspondents. Some pages are faded.
Dates: 1877 - 1882