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.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box Communal Collections 48, Placement: 03
Identifier: UA 109
Scope and Contents This volume contains the Class of 1909 meeting minutes and adopted resolutions relating to class member activities and reunions. Insights into the annual tank scrap between freshmen and sophomores, class business and elections of various positions are described. Class members are listed in the first alumni meeting (pp.76-87). All notes are collected in one bound volume.
Dates: 1905 - 1919; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1909
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