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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 103 Collections and/or Records:

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management collection of Purdue photographs and memorabilia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 82
Abstract Photographs and artifacts documenting Purdue history and Hospitality and Tourism Management Department events.

Herschel Hunt papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSF 183
Scope and Contents The Herschel Hunt papers consist of publications Hunt wrote while a Purdue Chemistry professor, including the book, Physical Chemistry, in which Hunt made notations. Also included is a certificate Professor Hunt received from Sigma Delta Chi for "best teacher award" in 1942. There is an "A Bomb" pin, and a certificate from the United States Office of Scientific Research and Development, for Hunt's scientific research contributions during World War II.

Indiana Athletic Trainers Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 184
Scope and Contents The Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association records (1980-2014; 15 cubic feet) documents the business and professional activities of the IATA from its inception in 1980 to 2014. Collection contains records including board of directors meeting agendas and minutes, membership directories, financial reports, and correspondence. The collection also includes public relations materials, photographs, memorabilia and historical material. The records are broken up into seventeen series.

Indiana Extension Homemakers Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 196
Abstract The collection includes papers, publications, artifacts, and a scrapbook, which document the history and activities of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association, an educational and social group for homemakers in Indiana.

Injun Summer Wood Block Printing Plates

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSR 13
Scope and Contents Two wooden printing blocks used to print the Injun Summer cartoon by John T. McCutcheon.

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.

John Purdue artifact collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSR 1
Scope and Contents The John Purdue Artifacts Collection [1814-1988; 5.2 cubic feet, 1 oversized box, 2 oversized items] consists of personal items, gifts purchased by, and items associated with John Purdue. Items of note include the death mask created by local dentist Anderson M. Moore upon the death of Purdue; a partial set of wedding china purchased by Purdue for his business partner Lazarus M. Brown; a flag used by the Purdue Rifles, a Civil War militia that Purdue founded; and personal items owned by John...

Avanelle "Nell" Kirksey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 502
Overview The collection documents the life and career of Dr. Avanelle Kirksey, a prominent researcher and educator in the area of maternal and infant nutrition. Materials include papers, publications, correspondence, clippings, photographs, artifacts, etc.

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.

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...

LGBTQ Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 162
Abstract Clippings, brochures, correspondence documenting activities and events organized, sponsored, and attended by the LGBTQ Center and the LGBTQ community.

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...

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.

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.

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...

Pat Barry Rose Bowl collection

 Collection — Box 1 Box
Identifier: MSR 11
Abstract One artifact documenting the 1967 Rose Bowl and the intensity of the fan response.

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.

Rose Bowl ticket envelope signed by Purdue astronauts

 Collection — Box 1, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 249
Scope and Contents One Rose Bowl ticket envelope, signed by Purdue astronauts Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan, Roger Chaffee, and Gus Grissom in 1967.

Purdue Pete Centennial artifact

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 37
Identifier: 20190807

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...