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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 105 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas Perry's collection of Jasper Wood Product Co. material

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 29
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence written to and from Thomas Perry, Chief/Consulting Engineer for the Jasper Wood Products Company, along with quotes and estimates for components of the prefabricated houses. There are reports from testing of the same components, along with timecards from the business. The collection also contains newsclippings from the 1930's relating to the housing industry. There are a few unrelated newsclippings from 1978 and 1980 and a company catalog from MacBeath...
Dates: 1936 - 1980

Phyllis Holt Steinmetz collection

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 59
Identifier: 2023-098

Purdue Alumni Association records, addition 02

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20200914
Dates: circa 1950s to 2010s

Purdue Club of Chicago records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 46
Scope and Contents The Purdue Club of Chicago records consist of three guest registers (1921-1955) that include handwritten names, addresses, graduation years, and phone numbers for members attending various events. Includes occasional notes about Purdue football games and lists of officers for some years (1945-1948) in addition to a few documents on general plans for meetings and committee members.  Includes a letter from Purdue President Edward C. Elliott thanking the Club for an event he attended (April 1945)....
Dates: 1921 - 1955

Purdue Club of Chicago scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 216
Scope and Contents The Purdue Club of Chicago scrapbook (1885-1980; .45 cubic feet) documents the early years of the Purdue Club of Chicago. The collection primarily details alumni events and member organizing from 1890-1919. Several high-profile alumni lived in the Chicago area at this time including George Ade, John T. McCutcheon, and William F. Goss, and various materials created by or for them are included in this collection—Ade’s letters are of particular interest. The printed ephemera within the scrapbook...
Dates: 1885 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1919

John Purdue papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 3
Scope and Contents The John Purdue papers [1814-1897; two cubic feet plus one oversized box] document the life and business career of John Purdue, as well as the business activities of his associates. There are very few items of a personal nature in the papers; mainly, they document the day-to-day business affairs of John Purdue, as well as several other men who were his business partners and who carried on the Purdue-related firms after Purdue’s death in 1876. Types of materials include: correspondence, printed...
Dates: 1814 - 1897

Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 58
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes collection documents the operations of the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees include approving the budget of the University, voting to appoint new University presidents, naming buildings, and establishing departments within the University. The collection includes meeting minutes, related documents, and calendars used by the President of the University at meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Dates: 1865 - 2020

Purdue University Executive Vice President and Treasurer records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 37
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer’s Office records (1921-2000; 10.5 cubic feet) documents the administrations of Executive Vice President and Treasurers, including Frederick Ford (1974-1998), Kenneth P. Burns (1998-2004), and Morgan Olsen (2004-2008). Other Vice Presidents documented include Howard S. Lyon, John Hicks, Lytle J. Freehafer, and John C. Smalley.  The Records further document campus demonstrations of the late 1960’s to early...
Dates: 1921-2000; Other: Date acquired: 03/02/2010

Purdue University Office of Government Relations records

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 86
Identifier: UA 200
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Office of Government Relations records consist of material created or collected by the Office of Government Relations. It includes a letter and brochure on the Advancing Indiana's Manufacturing (AIM) Initiative.
Dates: September 21, 2004

Fred W. and Mary Otten Rose collection on the Class of 1921 and 1922

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 11, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSA 203
Scope and Contents Materials collected by Fred Rose and Mary Otten Rose. The collection includes a Class of 1921 directory, records, Class of 1921, 45th, 50th, and 55th anniversary papers, correspondence to classmates in regards to events, copies of clippings from Purdue Exponent, and related materials. One folder contains photographs, newsletters, programs from 25th 30th, 40th and 50th reunions, rosters and notes from the Class of 1922 for which Mary Otten Rose was class secretary.
Dates: 1966 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972

Charles Savage papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 70
Scope and Contents The Charles Savage papers document Savage’s work as a psychiatrist, specifically his research on the therapeutic use of LSD-25 and marijuana during the 1960s. Materials range from correspondence between Savage and his colleagues and Savage and his patients, article reprints written by Savage or used by Savage for his research, as well as Savage’s manuscripts and miscellaneous manuscripts, some of which appear to have been created by patients. Patient notes, accounts and transcripts of LSD...
Dates: 1936 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1970

Ralph H. Schneck Military collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 123
Scope and Contents The Ralph H. Schneck Military collection (2.2 cubic feet; 1854-1973) documents Ralph H. Schneck’s childhood, military training, and service in the United States Army Air Corps.  The collection includes personal correspondence, photo albums with detailed captions, artifacts and a DVD of Schneck giving a personal account of his childhood until his enlisting in the Army. Schneck’s correspondence and photographs in particular give a rare, detailed glimpse into the daily existence of a soldier...
Dates: 1854 - 1973; Other: Date acquired: 01/07/2013

Roger H. Schnurlein Collection on the Class of 1926

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 12: Series MSA 213, Series 1, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 208
Scope and Contents Roster of Class of 1926 Mechanical Engineering graduates, 25th, 60th, 65th, Class of 1926 anniversary testimonial certificates, and other items from the Class of 1926, post-graduation.
Dates: 1951 - 1991

Purdue University School of Medicine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 174
Scope and Contents The Purdue University School of Medicine collection documents the history of the short-lived School of Medicine of Purdue University, from its 1905 inception until its eventual 1908 merger with Indiana University and transformation into the current Indiana University School of Medicine. Topics covered in the collection include pre-medical courses offered at Purdue prior to 1905; early attempts by Indiana medical colleges to merge with Indiana University and Purdue University; the 1905 mergers...
Dates: 1895 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1907

William M. Snyder collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 218
Scope and Contents Correspondence from William Snyder describing the U.S.S. Lafayette, photograph of the Lafayette's launch, a U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65 baseball cap, and a Trident tie clip.
Dates: 1989 - 1991

Speech Correction alumna papers, addition 02

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20180801.1
Dates: Majority of material found within 1953, 2018

Albert W. Stahl collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 37, Placement: 06
Identifier: MSF 357
Scope and Contents Two letters Albert W. Stahl wrote to his sister in New York, while he was teaching at Purdue University. There is also a program for the Indiana College Association, where Albert Stahl gave the address "Courses in Engineering," dated December, 27-28, 1886. The program had been enclosed with one of the letters.
Dates: 1884 - 1886

Donna N. Stahl papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 372
Scope and Contents The Donna N. Stahl papers includes photographs, dance cards, clothing, and other ephemera, along with newspaper clippings and correspondence, all of which is memorabilia of Donna N. Stahl, a 1949 Purdue graduate in Home Economics. Of interest may be her personal reflections and article on the 1947 Purdue Bleacher Collapse. This collection may be useful to researchers interested in women in higher education, changing roles of women in the twentieth century, material culture of the...
Dates: 1945 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1951

Statistics textbook and letter

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 39
Identifier: 2022-010

Martin Stob papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 507
Scope and Contents The Martin Stob Papers (1932-2014; 0.8 cubic ft.) documents the professional and personal life of Purdue alumnus and professor, Martin Stob. The papers cover his time as a faculty member of the Animal Sciences Department, as well his time as a student at Purdue. The collection also includes items that reflect his personal life and interests. Types of materials include written publications and research papers; awards and certificates; correspondence; career photographs; and some newspaper...
Dates: 1932 - 2014

Student Happy Birthday love letter dated September 28, 1938

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 66, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSP 289
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter and envelope from 1938.
Dates: 1938

The Purdue University Centennial collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 121
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Centennial collection (1968-1969; 0.95 cubic feet) chronicles the year-long commemoration of Purdue’s centennial.  Items of interest include congratulatory letters and certificates from state and federal dignitaries and various colleges and universities, proclamations and resolutions passed by state and university officials and representative bodies, booklets commemorating Purdue’s centennial, and the single issue newspaper magazine Hail Purdue...
Dates: 1968 - 1969

John "Jack" Tipton collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 13, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 229
Scope and Contents Photograph of John "Jack" Tipton, with notations on the back. Letter from the donor which states, "The young man pictured is John Jack Tipton who faithfully corresponded all through the war (WWI) with my mother, and they shared a great love of learning and respect for an education as means of bettering themselves through life."
Dates: circa 1921

John Y. D. Tse papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 33: Series Series 1, Placement: 14
Identifier: MSF 300
Scope and Contents The John Y. D. Tse papers include, On the Theory of Profit to My Country, 1987-1989, a compilation of ten poems and memoirs written by Tse as reflections upon forty years as a management professor, a founder of the Krannert Graduate School of Business, an entrepreneur and a benefactor to Purdue University. Within the volume there are also photographs, reprints of letters written to Dr. Tse by colleagues, an address written by Tse for the 25th anniversary of the Krannert School of Management,...
Dates: 1987 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1987 - 1989

Vessels family Civil War letters

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 2023-057