Tank Scrap (Purdue University)
Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: The Tank Scrap, a yearly physical and pugilistic competition between Purdue University freshmen and sophomores, began 1894 after members of the Class of '97 painted a local water tank with their class year. It continued until 1913 when the students, faculty, and administration unanimously voted to end the event.
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Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 151
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Customs and Traditions collection features, among other memorabilia, a tank scrap chain and padlock from 1913, a label from the first bottle of beer served to a Purdue student after the repeal of prohibition, numerous buttons and pins, including a hatpin with the Purdue seal from 1895 on it (third design), a Reamer's Club "R" from the early 1990s, a Purdue Murad cigarette silk, a 1902-1903 matriculation ticket signed by Purdue President Winthrop E. Stone, along with Junior...
Dates: 1877 - 2014; Other: Majority of material found within 1880 - 1940