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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:

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

Speech Correction alumna papers, addition 03

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 37
Identifier: 20210304

Steven C. Beering papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 181
Scope and Contents The Steven C. Beering papers (1950-2001, 6.5 cubic feet) include interview transcripts and scripts for Vision for Tomorrow, Beta and VHS tapes of interviews and other material relating to the life and career of Steven Beering, president of Purdue University. The papers include a variety of tapes and DVDs that document activities on the Purdue University campus, relating to events at Westwood, the Black Cultural Center (BCC), and other locations.
Dates: 1950 - 2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1999; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2006

Wilmer and Mildred Stultz papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 209
Scope and Contents The Wilmer and Mildred Stultz papers document the career, travels, and family life of the Stultzes. The photo albums feature some of the 50 planes flown by Stultz, colleagues in the aviation field, aerial photographs of air fields and cities, automobiles from the 1920s, key flights flown by Stultz and events surrounding those flights, including the 1928 flight of the "Friendship" Fokker with Amelia Earhart and Louis Gordon, and other aspects of his career. Types of materials...
Dates: 1917 - 1960; Other: Majority of material found within 1928

Susan Bulkeley Butler papers, addition 02

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 2022-048

Granville C. Thompson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 252
Scope and Contents Granville Thompson's photographs document Indiana highway bridge construction projects dating from 1921-1943. Approximately 41 bridge construction projects are covered, at around 33 location sites in Indiana. The collection includes approximately 398 photographic prints and 219 negatives. Many of the original structures in the photographs no longer exist.The photographs were primarily taken by Thompson using a Kodak IA folding camera, on 116 film. (The camera was later donated to...
Dates: 1921 - 1943

Robert C. Thompson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 253
Scope and Contents The Robert C. Thompson papers (1949-1951; 0.8 cubic feet) documents campus life during Robert Thompson’s time at Purdue University.  They feature material related to Thompson’s study of mechanical engineering, including artifacts he created in a machine shop course.  Student life is also represented in dormitory photographs, student rule handbooks and student publications.  Types of materials include: photographs, negatives, artifacts, and booklets.
Dates: 1947 - 1969; Other: Date acquired: 11/02/1999

Tippecanoe County Extension Homemakers records, addition 03

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2022-041

"Votes for Women" pin

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 25
Identifier: 20201102

William D. Buffington Purdue University student artifacts

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20081020.1

Donald E. Williams papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 12
Scope and Contents The Donald E. Williams papers document Williams' two shuttle missions; STS-51-D and STS-34, along with memorabilia from STS-1, the first mission. Also included are various mission patches and decals. The artifacts include his flight helmet, and items used in space; gloves, knife, fork, teaspoon, and can opener.

Types of materials include: artifacts, checklists (mission), clippings, decals, memorabilia, NASA press kit, papers, mission patches, and photographs.
Dates: 1978 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1989

Helen Bass Williams papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 310
Overview This collection includes documents, correspondence, published materials, photographs, and audio recordings collected and created by Helen Bass Williams that document her personal life, education, and her work as a civil rights activist in the South, educator, and counselor and professor at Purdue University.
Dates: 1915 - 2004; Majority of material found within circa 1960s and 1970s

World War One and Army Reserves, 1917 - 1940

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 2, Subseries 1
Scope and Contents This subseries includes documents, photographs, clippings, artifacts, manuals, and correspondence from Cornish's service in World War One and with the Army Reserves. Artifacts include a military service flag and a sewing kit. Other items of note are correspondence to family during World War One depicting his first flight and the Spanish flu epidemic, photographs and clippings from his early years serving in the military, and a military service flag from World War One.
Dates: 1917 - 1940

World War Two and Retirement, 1924 - 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 2, Subseries 2
Scope and Contents This subseries includes correspondence, documents, photographs, clippings, and artifacts from Cornish's service in World War Two and the years leading up to his retirement in 1958. Artifacts included are various military pins from the entirety of his military career. Other items of note are correspondence from his service as the Chief of the Flight Operations division in Washington D.C. during World War Two, his military personnel file, and newspapers from World War Two depicting the United...
Dates: 1924 - 1972

WRH Club beanie

 Unprocessed — Box Box 1
Identifier: 20130717

Gordon Yoder collection of Space Exploration memorabilia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 292
Scope and Contents The Gordon Yoder collection of Space Exploration memorabilia primarily contains items related to Apollo 11, with additional items related to NASA. Types of items include books and serials, commemorative plates, glassware, liquor bottles, space toys, posters, one of which is related to STS-1, along with other commercially produced commemorative objects produced to celebrate human spaceflight. Of note are issues of The Eagle, the newsletter of the Apollo 11 Collectors Society, magazines and...
Dates: 1964 - 2005