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Letters (Correspondence)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Pieces of correspondence that are somewhat more formal than memoranda or notes, usually on paper and delivered.

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

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 There are also valuable historical documents, military awards and trophies.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

Cornell A. Bell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 18
Scope and Contents The Cornell A. Bell papers document the personal and business life of Dr. Cornell Bell. Materials include photographs and correspondence between Cornell Bell and his students, colleagues, and personal friends. Although there are a few items from Cornell Bell's early life, the majority of the collection documents his personal and business life from the years 1973 to 2007. The collection consists of three main series: papers, photographs, and audiovisual and artifacts. Papers and photographs are...
Dates: 1933 - 2008; Other: Majority of material found within 1973 - 2007

Betty Nelson papers, addition 06

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20170602

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 — Box 1 flat box, 1 small mss. box
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

Whitman Boden collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 16, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSF 43
Scope and Contents This collection contains one folder, containing correspondence written by Whitman Boden.
Dates: 1948

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 FF 17
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

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 - 2013

Congratulatory letter to Justin S. Morrill

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 2, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSP 112
Abstract Letter documenting the passage of the Morrill Land bill in 1858 through the U.S. House of Representatives.
Dates: 1858; Other: Date acquired: 10/12/2012

Correspondence, 1938 - 1990

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 334, Series 2
Scope and Contents This series contains various correspondence between Schleman and her family, friends, and professional contacts.
Dates: 1938 - 1990

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
Abstract Two items presented to the Purdue University ROTC Hall of Fame Drill Team by President Mitch Daniels in 2017.
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
Abstract This collection contains materials that document the career of Phoebe Farris. It covers her publications, as well as her contributions to art shows and exhibitions.
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
Overview The Clint Fink papers document Fink's life and career as a peace activist and educator. The collection includes articles and notes, correspondence, personal artifacts, photographs, and publications.
Dates: 1864 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1995