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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 101 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue University Musical Organizations records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 40
Scope and Contents This collection documents Purdue University's musical organizations including the Choral Society, Glee Club, Symphony Orchestra, and University bands. Materials include song books, scrapbook, programs, sheet music, and record albums. Includes information on well-known Purdue songs, such as "Hail Purdue," as well as lesser-known Purdue songs performed at convocations, football games against Indiana University, and related events. Some late 19th century song books not specific to Purdue but...

Carol Pyle collection of Dean of Women and Dean of Students Memorabilia

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSA 281
Overview Correspondence and clippings documenting Carol Pyle’s relationship with Dorothy Stratton, Helen Schleman, Beverley Stone, and Barbara Cook.

Ralph H. Schneck Military collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 123
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, clippings, high school and military artifacts documenting the childhood, military training and United States Army Air Forces career of Ralph H. Schneck.

Ralph O. Brown papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 180
Abstract Flight logs, aerial photographs and negatives of Northern Indiana farms, churches, schools and businesses, clippings, business records, homemade aerial photography equipment and miscellaneous items used in Indiana pilot Ralph Brown’s aerial photography and survey business. Also includes Brown’s personal journal, which contains stories, including, “My First Solo Flight, and “Flying Dangerous or Not?”

Ralph S. Johnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 25
Abstract Engineering drawings, articles, papers, newspaper clippings, awards, honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Purdue University, memoirs and biographical information, along with photographs, albums and scrapbooks which document the pioneering aviation career of Ralph S. Johnson.

Orville Redenbacher papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 37
Scope and Contents The Orville Redenbacher papers contain artifacts, papers, certificates, plaques, photographs, advertisements, items from Purdue University (1928, the year Redenbacher received his Bachelor of Science degree) and a 1988 honorary Doctorate from Purdue, among other items which represent aspects of Orville Redenbacher's career. Some of the artifacts consist of an extensive bow tie and tie collection, various honorary 4-H plaques and certificates, photographs which document the first commercial...

Robert C. Thompson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 253
Abstract Photographs, publications, and artifacts documenting the scholastic career of Robert C. Thompson and campus life at Purdue.

Jerry L. Ross papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 283
Scope and Contents The Jerry L. Ross papers document Ross' student life at Purdue, his test flight engineer work, and NASA career as an engineer and astronaut. The collection includes Purdue coursework and memorabilia; papers from Ross' work at Edwards Air Force Base, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and Test Pilot School; NASA Space Shuttle training, mission documents and mission related scrapbooks, memorabilia, and flight crew films and interviews, along with documents and maps from Ross' work on Space Shuttle...

Ross W. Hippensteel papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 34
Scope and Contents The Ross W. Hippensteel papers (1912-1960; 13.5 cubic feet) document the college and military career of Ross W. Hippensteel. The collection contains many artifacts, papers, handbooks, manuals, certificates, class notes, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, a pencil sketch, clothing and other miscellaneous items. Some of the items belonged to his wife, Jean Rankin Hippensteel. The class notes are from many of his Purdue University, mechanical engineering and physics courses from 1929-1934, along...

Janalyce Rouls papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 499
Overview The collection contains correspondence, clippings, publications, etc. documenting the career of Janalyce Rouls, a prominent figure in home economics extension work.

Sally Jo Bible Tomahawk Club pledge board

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Collections 64, Placement: 03
Identifier: 20131001.2

Sammie Morris Reamer Club artifacts

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSR 7
Scope and Contents The Sammie Morris Reamer Club artifacts (2008; 0.2 cubic feet) 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.

Collection on Helen B. Schleman

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 307
Content Description This collection includes a collection of papers and artifacts that were collected during Helen Schleman's life and posthumously by individuals who were close to her, such as Dorothy Stratton and Betty Nelson. Some items were donated after they were removed from an exhibit on Schleman that was previously installed in Schleman Hall.

Helen B. Schleman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 334
Overview The Helen Schleman papers contain papers, clippings, speeches, and photographs documenting Helen Schleman’s life. The collection has particular emphases on her role as Purdue's Dean of Women and as an adovcate for women's rights.

Stanton K. Galey collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 6, Placement: 21
Identifier: MSA 115
Scope and Contents Purdue Varsity Athletics card, signed by Stanton K. Galey, circa 1950.

Steven C. Beering papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA181
Scope and Contents The Steven C. Beering Papers (1950-2001, 6.5 cubic feet) includes 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.

Susan Bulkeley Butler papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 17
Abstract This collection primarily consists of memorabilia of Susan Bulkeley Butler’s time at Purdue University, including newspaper clippings, documents about extracurricular projects, photographs, and artifacts.

Sven Rundman collection on Cary Hall

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSA-347
Content Description The collection contains the following documents - a certificate, a newspaper clipping, a program booklet, 2 menu cards, issues of Cary Club Carion (a student publication), and a student government handbook. It also contains artifacts such as a gavel, and two honorary plaques. These materials document the student life of Sven Rundman and life in Cary Quad more generally. They reflect Rundman's involvement in the student governance of Cary Quad, as well as his achievements at Purdue.

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.

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.

Wilmer and Mildred Stultz papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 209
Abstract The papers contain artifacts, books about Amelia Earhart, photo albums featuring the career, family, friends and lives of the Stultzes, a program from an Earhart lecture, and a shadowbox containing memorabilia from Stultz’s transatlantic flight aboard the “Friendship” with Amelia Earhart and Louis Gordon in 1928.

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...