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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur and Roberta Bitzer papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 3: Series Series 1, Placement: 17
Identifier: MSA 259
Scope and Contents The Arthur and Roberta Bitzer photographs, schedule card and buttons are from the Bitzer'’s time as students at Purdue University. Types of materials include: black and white photographs of campus scenes and student life, a schedule card and buttons.

James Blakesley Collection on the Class of 1950

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 28
Scope and Contents The James Blakesley Collection on the Class of 1950 contains memorabilia from the Class of 1950's days at Purdue. Types of material includes printed material; dance cards, newspaper clippings, event programs and playbills, along with photographs, record albums and artifacts.

Bruce Rogers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 35
Scope and Contents Correspondence, examples of work, photographs and ephemera relating to the life and career of typographer and book designer Bruce Rogers.

Fowler Courts Residence Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 43
Abstract Annual reports, orientation guidebooks and handbooks, faculty fellow directories, yearbooks, calendars, photographs, historical information, including Purdue residence hall dress code standards and guest hours policies (1960s-1980s), and various memorabilia documenting the history of Fowler Courts and Fowler House.

Gary J. Glazer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 31
Scope and Contents The Gary J. Glazer papers (1964-1967; 2.4 cubic feet) document Gary J. Glazer’s student life at Purdue from 1964 to 1967. He was active in the Owen Hall Hussar Club and most of the collection relates to his activities with this club. There are also materials related to the Purdue Boilermaker football team playing in the 1967 Rose Bowl. Types of materials include printed materials, photographs, ephemera including pins and patches, cords, caps, and plaques. Purdue traditions are documented here,...

Helen Gould collection of Purdue dance cards and theater programs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 294
Abstract The collection consists of 41 dance cards, 4 theater programs and 7 Purdue related ephemera and miscellaneous memorabilia from Helen Gould’s tenure as a Purdue student, 1922-1926.

Purdue University Archives & Special Collections Artifacts collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSR 4
Scope and Contents The Purdue Artifact collection (1880-2000, 8 cubic feet) documents different historical aspects of Purdue University. Each artifact has been given a unique number and then organized by size, and sometimes format, in boxes. The items are of various sizes in various formats, but all have a Purdue connection. Some examples are a salt and pepper shaker set, handkerchief, window decals, and silver tea spoons. Many items demonstrate the evolution of Purdue iconography such as the griffin seal or...

Purdue University Customs and Traditions collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 151
Abstract This collection features artifacts and other memorabilia related to Purdue student customs and traditions. Included are Purdue student brochures, booklets written by Edward C. Elliott, various programs, a matriculation ticket signed by Winthrop E. Stone, a label from the first bottle of beer served to a Purdue student after the repeal of prohibition, early residence hall newsletters and other memorabilia. Also includes historical information and correspondence in regards to 3 key Purdue...