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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 32 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 of Purdue University postcards, addition 14

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 51
Identifier: 2022-108

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
Abstract Annual reports compiled by the Indiana Agricultural Agents and Home Demonstration Agents and beginning in the 1960s, the Cooperative Extension Agents
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Purdue University College of Engineering records document the historical background of the College; included are many historical documents, annual reports, pamphlets, publicity, department brochures, pamphlets, and programs, newsletters, publications, alumni information and various related material.Some items of note are key historical documents from the earliest Purdue Engineering Laboratories, such as the Locomotive and Automobile Test Laboratories.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 - 2013

John Dean scrapbook page and Purdue diploma

 Collection — Multiple Containers
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

Elmer F. Kern Jr papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 394
Content Description Elmer F Kern Jr was born March 22, 1923. He attended Purdue University and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1943. While at Purdue, he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, ROTC, and the Purdue Orchestra as a trombonist. After his graduation, he became active in the United States Army Air Corps. He was at numerous military installations as seen in the letters that are found in this collection. He was at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Fort Sill, Camp Roberta, Camp Beale,...
Dates: 1938 - 1945

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
Abstract Miscellaneous papers, audiovisual media, books, and posters documenting the organization and publicity of the Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conferences and associated topics of interest.
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

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

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 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

Mary Lou Schiltz papers on Purdue in World War Two

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 66, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSA 370
Overview The collection contains materials related to Purdue's campus and student body, particularly women, during World War Two.
Dates: 1942 - 1943

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.
Dates: 1854 - 1973; Other: Date acquired: 01/07/2013