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Artifacts (Object genre)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Generally, objects or other things made or modified by humans, typically manually portable products of human workmanship, such as tools, utensils, objects for personal adornment, or art, as distinguished from natural remains. In archaeology, an artifact is an object made by a human culture and later recovered by an archaeological endeavor. In the context of museum objects, use "cultural artifact." In the context of technical and medical research, for a spurious result that is a product or effect resulting from the experimental technique or procedure itself, use "experimental artifact."

Found in 141 Collections and/or Records:

Glenn L. Jenkins papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 195
Scope and Contents The Glenn L. Jenkins Papers (1892-1992; 3 Cubic ft.) document the life and career of Glenn Jenkins, Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Purdue University from 1941 to 1966. Types of materials include correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, artifacts, patents, certificates, degrees, printed material and an interview transcript.
Dates: 1892 - 1992

Ralph S. Johnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 25
Scope and Contents The Ralph S. Johnson papers document the pioneering aviation career of Ralph S. Johnson. Included among the papers are aeronautical engineering drawings done by Johnson, along with articles and papers authored by him. The newspaper clippings, awards, and honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Purdue University focus on the latter part of his career, as he was being recognized as an aviation pioneer. The biographical information was often collected and written by the authors, as a...
Dates: 1924 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1947

Karl M. Snepp, Jr. papers, addition 02

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 37
Identifier: 2022-040

Virginia Kelly Karnes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 352
Scope and Contents The Virginia Kelly Karnes Papers (circa 1910-2006; 4.5 Cubic ft.) document the life of Virginia Karnes. Types of materials include correspondence, notes, awards and certificates, printed material, electronic media, photographs, and artifacts.
Dates: 1910-2006; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2006

Avanelle "Nell" Kirksey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 502
Scope and Contents The Avanelle (Nell) Kirksey papers document the life and career of Dr. Avanelle Kirksey, a prominent researcher in maternal and infant nutrition. The collection reflects the impact of Kirksey as an educator and researcher, as well as the continued significance of her research on maternal and infant nutrition. The coverage of her work in Egypt and on vitamin B6 is particularly strong. Additionally, the collection is an indication of Kirksey’s ongoing legacy via the research of her graduate...
Dates: 1943 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1995

Lafayette Kiwanis Club records, addition 09

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 2023-111

Lawrence R. Poel Collection of Purdue Mugs

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: poel00
Scope and Contents Includes two Purdue tankard-style white mugs dated 1955 and 1956, previously belonging to Lawrence Poel.
Dates: 1955-1956; Other: Majority of material found in 1955-1956; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/2009

David C. Leestma papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 193
Scope and Contents The David C. Leestma papers document his personal experience as an astronaut during the early years of the Space Shuttle program and as a NASA manager and director. Included are papers related to the three missions for which he served as a mission specialist; STS-41-G, STS-28, and STS-45. Leestma later served as manager and director at the Johnson Space Center's Astronaut Office, Flight Crew Operations Directorate, Advanced Planning Office and for initiatives such as the Space...
Dates: 1969 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1982 - 1998

LGBTQ Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 162
Scope and Contents The LGBTQ Center records (1973-2018) document the history and activities of the center since its foundation in 2012. As one of six Cultural and Resource Centers at Purdue, the collection contains materials from related relevant events co-sponsored by the center or attended by staff and LGBTQ community members. Some materials prior to the foundation of the Center relating to LGBTQ-related student organizations are also included in the collection. Of particular interest might be the documentation...
Dates: 1973 - 2018; Majority of material found within 2012 - 2016

Charles and Alice Shaw Major papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 82
Scope and Contents The Charles and Alice Shaw Major Papers (1847-1949; 51.25 cubic feet) document the personal and professional life of Charles Major and his wife Alice Major. Charles Major was an author and a member of the Purdue University board of trustees. The papers consist of Charles Major's literary works, materials from various theatrical productions, poetry written by Major, sketches, and materials from Major’s law career. The Majors' personal life is represented by the materials collected by Alice...
Dates: 1847-1949; Majority of material found within 1890-1924; Event: Date acquired: 11/30/1926

Joan L. Marshall papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 534
Scope and Contents The Joan L. Marshall papers document Dr. Marshall's career at Purdue University as an Assistant Professor of Education and Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). The collection includes both physical and electronic materials. Physical materials include letters related to Marshall's fellowship in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's (CIC) Academic Leadership Program and her Title IX Service award, an academic paper by Marshall entitled "Mentoring in Academia: Gender...
Dates: 1985 - 2012

Mary E. Wien trophy

 Unprocessed — Box 1 trophy, bubblewrapped
Identifier: 20130108.1

Robert Lee Matthews collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 167
Scope and Contents The Robert Lee Matthews collection documents Matthews' time as a student at Coyne Trade and Engineer School and at Purdue and his alumni relations with Purdue. The collection includes personal records and artifacts, correspondence, and photographs.
Dates: 1909 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1953

Earl G. Maxwell collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 169
Scope and Contents Photographs, programs, a certificate and artifacts from Maxwell's years as a Purdue student.
Dates: 1907 - 1928

Jill P. May papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 555
Scope and Contents The Jill P. May papers document the life and career of Professor of Emerita of the College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Education, Jill P. May. The majority of the papers date from the mid-1970s to May’s retirement in 2011. The collection documents the private and professional life of May, particularly her professional activities during her tenure at Purdue University. Some personal papers include May’s early life and education, in addition to correspondence with family members...
Dates: 1923 - 2018; Majority of material found within mid-1970s - 2011

Military Career, 1917 - 1972

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 2
Scope and Contents This series includes documents, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and artifacts related to Clarence Frank Cornish's time served in World War One, his work with the Army Reserves, service with the Army Air Forces for World War Two, and his retirement. Of note are letters Cornish wrote home while at camp during World War One depicting his first flight, growing interest in flying, and mention of the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, in addition to artifacts such as military pins and a...
Dates: 1917 - 1972

Monroe calculating machine

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 2024-016

Sammie Morris Reamer Club artifacts

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSR 7
Scope and Contents The Sammie Morris Reamer Club artifacts consist of a Purdue Reamer paddle, marked "Sammie Morris honorary, Fall 2008" and one wooden "R" signed by Reamer Club members and marked "Morris honorary, 08" that were given to Sammie Morris as a token of the club's appreciation for her assistance.
Dates: 2008

Murphy Family papers

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSA 273
Scope and Contents The Murphy Family Papers (1916-1929, 1999; 0.5 cubic ft.) document the student life and activities of Rosemary Murphy and Mary Marguerite Murphy during their school days at Purdue University. Subject areas include women's sports at Purdue University (basketball, soccer, track), the Purdue "We Girls Rifle Team," physical education for women students at Purdue, and the various fraternities, sororities, honors and athletic societies to which the Murphy women belonged. The bulk of the papers were...
Dates: 1916-1999; Other: Majority of material found in 1925-1929; Other: Date acquired: 01/05/2007

Panhellenic Association records, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20200113

Horace W. Payne collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 186
Scope and Contents Photograph, Delta Upsilon Fraternity receipt, Delta Upsilon Fraternity paddle, freshman belt buckle, and items from memorial service, belonging to Horace W. Payne.
Dates: 1939 - 1943

Pilot Records and Anniversary Flights, 1918 - 1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 3, Subseries 1
Scope and Contents This subseries includes pilot licenses, records, and information on anniversary flights Cornish partook in yearly to commemorate his first flight. Materials include photographs, clippings, correspondence, artifacts, and documents. Artifacts include two pilot goggles, a pair of pilot gloves, and a pilot's cap autographed by family, friends, and colleagues of Cornish's. Of note are two pilot logs Cornish used while learning to fly during World War I and up until his last flight a few weeks before...
Dates: 1918 - 1995

Samuel N. Postlethwait papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 516
Overview Articles, artifacts, audio cassette, historical documents, instruction system design handbooks, manuals, papers, photographs, publications, teaching aids and devices, and teaching methods handbooks, which document the pioneering audio tutorial system of instruction of Professor Samuel N. Postlethwait during the 1960s and early 1970s.
Dates: 1965 - 1981

Andrey A. Potter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 527
Scope and Contents The Andrey A. Potter papers document the career, education, and personal life of nationally renowned engineer and educator Andrey Potter (A.A. Potter). Types of materials in the collection include articles; speeches; surveys; research and lecture notes; certificates, diplomas, and awards; photographs; correspondence; printed material; scrapbooks; medals; ephemera; artifacts; books and manuscripts; obituaries; greeting cards; reports; letterhead; newspaper clippings; and meeting minutes. The...
Dates: 1893 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1930-1970; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1979