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Manuscripts (Documents)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Handwritten documents, particularly books and other documents created before the invention of the printing press. May also be used to distinguish certain documents from published or otherwise printed documents, as in the cases of typed personal letters or a typescript from which printed versions are made.

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

George Ade papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 4
Scope and Contents The George Ade papers (1878-1947; 29 Cubic ft.) document the personal and professional life of author, humorist, and playwright George Ade. The collection includes original writings, manuscripts, personal correspondece, photographic materials, and artifacts. Notable persons include: John T. McCutcheon, William Dean Howells, Mark Twain, Booth Tarkington, James Whitcomb Riley, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Elsie Janis, Theodore Dreiser, "Chick" Evans, Orson Welles, Kin Hubbard, Theodore...
Dates: 1878 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1943

Andrey A. Potter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 527
Scope and Contents The Andrey A. Potter papers document the career, education, and personal life of nationally renowned engineer and educator Andrey Potter (A.A. Potter). Types of materials in the collection include articles; speeches; surveys; research and lecture notes; certificates, diplomas, and awards; photographs; correspondence; printed material; scrapbooks; medals; ephemera; artifacts; books and manuscripts; obituaries; greeting cards; reports; letterhead; newspaper clippings; and meeting minutes. The...
Dates: 1893 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1930-1970; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1979

Neil A. Armstrong papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5
Scope and Contents The Neil A. Armstrong papers document the military, aeronautics, astronautics, teaching and corporate business career of Neil A. Armstrong. The papers also feature items from Armstrong's youth and education. The collection includes but is not limited to documents, coursework, working papers, subject files, correspondence, writings, speeches, recordings, photographs and newspaper clippings. The papers are divided into eighteen series, and further information on the scope and content of the...
Dates: 1671 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2012

James Berlin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 161
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the career of James Berlin, Professor of English at Purdue University and major figure in the development of cultural studies pedagogy in rhetoric and composition. Materials include NEH Seminar (1977-1979), Teaching Materials (1980-1994), Research Materials (1884-1993), Collegial Correspondence (1979-1992), and Faculty Governance and Community Activism (1985-1993). Included in the Faculty Governance series is a report on "The Status of Women at Purdue and the Need for a Fully...
Dates: 1978 - 1994

Donald E. Bloodgood papers

 Collection — Box 6 Boxes, 1 Large Folder
Identifier: MSF 41
Overview Publications, reports, correspondence, clippings, photos, and daily planners documenting the professional career of Purdue Professor of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering Donald E. Bloodgood.
Dates: 1926 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1979

Charles J. Bohrer thesis

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSA 279
Abstract 40 page thesis entitled “Beer and Its Physiological Effects” written by Charles J. Bohrer
Dates: 1876

Book of Hours

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 20170112
Abstract Illuminated manuscript [Book of Hours] on vellum, in Latin and French. Most likely created in northern France (Paris), circa 1470. This diminutive Book of Hours comprises: a Calendar (fol. 1r); Gospel Readings (fol. 13r); Obsecro te (fol. 18r); O intemerata with the title "Orison devote a la vierge me" (fol. 22r); the Hours of the Virgin, with Matins (fol. 25r), Lauds (fol. 34v), Prime (fol. 44v), Terce (fol. 49v), Sext (fol. 53v), Nones (fol. 57v), Vespers (fol. 61v) and Compline (fol. 69v);...
Dates: circa 1470; Other: Majority of material found in 15th century; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/2017

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.
Dates: 1889-1957; Majority of material found within 1900s-1957

Charles and Alice Shaw Major papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 82
Scope and Contents The Charles and Alice Shaw Major Papers (1847-1949; 51.25 cubic feet) document the personal and professional life of Charles Major and his wife Alice Major. Charles Major was an author and a member of the Purdue University board of trustees. The papers consist of Charles Major's literary works, materials from various theatrical productions, poetry written by Major, sketches, and materials from Major’s law career. The Majors' personal life is represented by the materials collected by Alice...
Dates: 1847-1949; Majority of material found within 1890-1924; Event: Date acquired: 11/30/1926

Collection of British indentures

 Collection — Box 10 folders
Identifier: MSP 105
Abstract The Collection of British Indentures documents 17th and 18th century British land laws and the transfer or renting of land between individuals and/or family members.  Almost all British legal land indentures (including the indentures in this collection) were handwritten on vellum and in English by the late Middle Ages.
Dates: 1607 - 1769; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/2011

Collection on Bruce Rogers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 45
Scope and Contents Correspondence, printed material, audio-visual materials, artifacts and ephemera collected by Purdue University Libraries during or after the lifetime of Bruce Rogers.
Dates: 1886 - 1996

Purdue University Computer Science Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 173
Abstract Records documenting information and activities of the Purdue Computer Science Center, in order to guide students or anyone who is interested in Computing.
Dates: Other: 1955 - 1995; Other: Majority of material found within 1966 - 1995

Robert Eckles papers

 Collection — Box 1: Series MSF 539, Series 1; Series MSF 539, Series 2; Series MSF 539, Series 3
Identifier: MSF 539
Scope and Contents This collection contains the Dean Potter biography written by Dr. Eckles as well as the materials he used when writing it. There are also publications, information booklets, and reports from the Library of Congress and American Microform Academy.
Dates: 1925 - 1974

Edward C. Elliott papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 50
Scope and Contents The Edward C. Elliott Papers (1890-1975; 22.8 Cubic ft.) document the life and career of educator and former Purdue University President Edward Elliott. The majority of the papers date from 1940 to 1960. The papers reflect the original order as they were received from Elliott and his family, and therefore have not been divided into series or subject areas. The Elliott Papers document Elliott's education and career, particularly his tenure as President of Purdue University (1922-1945),...
Dates: 1890-1975; Majority of material found within 1940-1960; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1959

Paul Fatout papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 540
Scope and Contents This collection consists of research materials collected by author Paul Fatout for his various publications regarding Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Indiana canals, and other subjects. Types of materials include manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, fan mail, book reviews, research notes, microfilm, and subject files. Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory.
Dates: 1871 - 1983

George Palmer Putnam collection of Amelia Earhart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 9
Scope and Contents The George Palmer Putnam collection of Amelia Earhart papers (1785-1948; 31.1 cubic feet) documents the personal life, aviation career, and business activities of pilot Amelia Earhart. Types of materials include: advertisements, articles, artifacts, awards, blueprints, books, certificates, charts, commemorative coins, contracts, correspondence, data sheets, diagrams, ephemera, flight logs, licenses, maps, newspaper clippings, notebooks, notes, permits, photographs, poetry, postage stamps,...
Dates: 1785-1948; Other: Majority of material found within 1928-1937

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Library of Management Research and Professional papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 8
Scope and Contents The Gilbreth Library of Management documents the pioneering research of Frank Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth in the fields of time and motion study. Commonly referred to as the N-file, the collection covers the Gilbreths quest to find The One Best Way in job performance, worker satisfaction, efficient office management, and home economics. Company files in the collection include: New England Butt Company, Regal Shoe Company, Remington Typewriter Company, Sears & Roebuck, National Cash...
Dates: 1845 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1906 - 1924; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1938

J. Raymond Himelick papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSF 523
Scope and Contents The Himelick papers contain both handwritten and typed manuscript copies of Himelick's translation of Erasmus' "De Praeparatione ad Mortem (How Every Man Should Prepare Himself for Death)", as well as research notes, a response to an article written by Himelick, and Himelick's Curicculum Vitae and Memorial Resolution.
Dates: 1960 - 1978

J. Holmes Martin Battery B papers

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSA 269
Abstract Photographs, correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles/clippings, and other materials belonging to J. Holmes Martin and relating to the history and service of Battery B, Indiana National Guard, and its 50th Year Reunion in May 1967.
Dates: circa 1910s - 1980s; Majority of material found in 1916 - 1916; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1967; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/2013

Norman Kautsky papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 8, Placement: 13
Identifier: MSA 151
Scope and Contents Kautsky, Norman L., "Wharfleigh and Other Haunts Along White River," recollections of Indianapolis and Indiana in the '20's and 30's, circa 1940.
Dates: circa 1940

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.
Dates: 1943 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1995

Horton B. Knoll papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 521
Scope and Contents The Horton B. Knoll papers document Knoll's research, working papers, notes and typescripts for his books, A record of a university in the war years, 1941-1945, published in 1947, and The Story of Purdue Engineering, published in 1963. Also included among the papers is research material, working papers, notes and information related to Purdue presidents Owen, Smart, Stone, Elliott, and Hovde. There is also information Knoll compiled for his intended biography of John Purdue, and historical...
Dates: 1865 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1963

Jon L. Larkin papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 9: Series MSA 163, Series 1; Series MSA 163, Series 2, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 158
Scope and Contents Essay by Jon Larkin, "Purdue is Ready for Student Government," circa 1903.
Dates: circa 1903

Marlene Dobkin de Rios papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 72
Abstract The Marlene Dobkin de Rios papers documents De Rios' anthropological research on hallucinogens and contains correspondence, biographical clippings, papers, conference materials, and article reprint request cards.
Dates: 1967 - 2008

George Barr McCutcheon manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 32