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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Also known as World War II

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Jack L. Beckett papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 3, Placement: 14
Identifier: MSA 321
Scope and Contents The Jack L. Beckett papers include photocopies of several letters written by Beckett while an undergraduate student at Purdue. The collection also includes a copy of Beckett's schedule card from 1942. Jack L. Beckett earned a BS in Metallurgical Engineering in 1943. During some of his time at Purdue, Beckett lived at Cary House. His letters include observations about the effects of World War II on Purdue’s campus, especially campus housing and services. They also comment on Purdue’s curriculum...
Dates: 1942 - 1943; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2008

Betty Nelson Papers, addition 09

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20200309

Collection on the Purdue University seal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 119
Scope and Contents The collection on the Purdue University seal documents the evolution of the seal (griffin brand or logo). Materials include correspondence, articles, printed ephemera, artifacts, and Purdue publications, including publications from World War II such as "Purdue serves because Purdue was prepared: Purdue University in the war" by Thomas R. Johnston and a Purdue Alumnus issue from 1943.
Dates: undated

College of Agriculture Extension reports

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 59
Scope and Contents The College of Agriculture Extension reports (1913-1972; 126 cubic feet) documents the annual reports of the ninety-two Indiana counties' extension work; some include agricultural agent work, home demonstration work and beginning in the 1960s, cooperative extension work.  There is a rich collection of photographs from some counties during the earliest years and beyond.  Some reports feature a “farm family of the year” among the documentation.  Types of materials include: bulletins,...
Dates: 1913 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1969; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/2010

Purdue University College of Engineering records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 89
Scope and Contents The Purdue University College of Engineering records document the historical background of the College; included are many historical documents, annual reports, pamphlets, publicity, department brochures, pamphlets, and programs, newsletters, publications, alumni information and various related material.Some items of note are key historical documents from the earliest Purdue Engineering Laboratories, such as the Locomotive and Automobile Test Laboratories. Also included is...
Dates: 1859 - 2023

Clarence Frank Cornish papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323
Scope and Contents The Clarence Frank Cornish papers consist of letters, correspondence, photographs, awards and certificates, flight logs, aviator textiles and goggles, newspaper clippings, and artifacts documenting Clarence "Cap" Frank Cornish's air training and service during World War One, his service at Army Air Forces Headquarters during World War Two, his work for the Aeronautics Commission of Indiana, his participation in several aeronautical organizations, and his role in the development aeronautics and...
Dates: 1908 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1995

John Dean scrapbook page and Purdue diploma

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 49: Series MSA 29, Series 2; Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series MSF 83, Series 3; Series MSP 142, Series 2, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 317
Scope and Contents The collection consists of John I. Dean's 1940 Purdue University diploma, and one scrapbook page belonging to Major Dean. The front page is titled "All Purdue Men," Lubbock Army Flying School, Lubbock Texas, May 1943. The scrapbook second page (or back page) is titled: "My Advanced Flying School Instructor and Students, Lubbock Texas, June 1943." Men identified in the photo are: L-R (standing) Bill Brucker, Al Edes, Burt Walkup (The Instructor), Me [John Irwin Dean], Paul Cooper. L-R...
Dates: 1940 - 1943

Dorothy C. Stratton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 366
Abstract This collection contains papers, clippings and photographs documenting Dorothy Stratton’s life, especially her role as Purdue Dean of Women and Director of the USCG SPARS.
Dates: 1935-2012; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1947; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/1980

Drew Young collection of World War posters

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20190314
Dates: Majority of material found within 1917 - 1918

Felix and Selma Stefanile papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 306
Scope and Contents The Felix and Selma Stefanile papers (1920-2009; 26.75 cubic feet) document the personal and professional lives of Felix and Selma Stefanile. The collection includes rough drafts and notes of Felix and Selma's published poems and essays. It also contains personal papers which document both of their lives in New York before they came to live in West Lafayette, Indiana. Many of the photographs are focused on Felix's childhood, early life, middle and later years. The photographs document less of...
Dates: 1920-2009; Majority of material found within 1944-2000; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2010

John C. Franks papers on the Civilian Pilot Training Program

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 171
Scope and Contents The John C. Franks papers on the Civilian Pilot Training Program include twenty photographs of Franks and a number of unidentified flight students. The subjects of the photographs are the Purdue University Airport, flight students, and airplanes, including a Weaver Aircraft Company of Ohio (WACO) aircraft, and a Howard DGA-18, which was a training aircraft. There is also a photograph of a World War II military fleet. Identifying information is included with the photographs. Along with the...
Dates: 1942 - 1946

Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 114
Scope and Contents The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference (GLHRC) records (1945-2013; 11 cubic feet) document the organization of the annual GLHRC conference. The records provide information regarding the selection of speakers, publicity, conference programs, speaker lectures, and discussions. The records also include information on issues of ethnicity, race, and social justice that fall within the scope of the conference’s focus. Types of materials include: correspondence, news clippings,...
Dates: 1945 - 2016

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...
Dates: 1912 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1932 - 1950

H.W. Leonard papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2022-005
Dates: circa 1930s-1940s; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945

Jeannette O. Parvis papers

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20200922

John H. Hardy collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20180326

Elmer F. Kern, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 394
Scope and Contents The Elmer F. Kern, Jr. papers contain more than four hundred and fifty letters, including twenty-four v-mail letters, written to and from Kern and loved ones. In his letters to family members and friends, he describes his life in vivid details from when he was a student at Purdue University, from his different assignments in the Air Corps, and until his death in Germany. His letters show the different envelopes represent the numerous places he has been with different sender addresses and types...
Dates: 1938 - 1945

Leland R. Roll papers

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 5
Identifier: 20130515

Louise Evans papers, addition 04

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 2022-126

Earl T. McBee papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSF 538
Scope and Contents The Earl T. McBee papers primarily comprise a scrapbook titled "Atomic Bomb WWII, Aug. 6, 1945" of news clippings from August 1945, arranged chronologically on dated pages, documenting the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the end of World War II. The collection also includes related loose clippings and photographs.
Dates: 1945 - 1958

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

Naval Training School graduation program

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 51
Identifier: 2022-125

Purdue University Archives photograph collection, addition 25

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 51
Identifier: 2022-122

Purdue University Archives photograph collection, addition 33

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 72
Identifier: 2024-118

Purdue World War II announcements and publications collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 53, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSP 252
Scope and Contents The Purdue World War II announcements and publications collection contains several publications regarding Purdue's contributions to the United States Military during World War II. Accelerated wartime course syllabi and other class information offered to those planning on joining the military are located in the collection.
Dates: 1941 - 2006