William Chester Halstead photographs, circa 1890s
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Brief Description: The William Chester Halstead Photographs (circa 1890s; 0.2 cubic feet) document Purdue buildings, students, faculty, and staff during the 1890s.  The photographs show a variety of buildings, such as the Science Hall, Art Hall, Experiment Station, Purdue Farm Barn, Locomotive Lab, Foundry, Engine Room and Dormitory.  They also feature Purdue student groups, such as the cyclists, drum corps, and artillery.  Photographs of note include the burned-out structure of Heavilon Hall and President Smart in his office.  In addition, the collection also documents structures and people in the Lafayette area.  Types of materials include: cyanotypes and a photo case.
Held at:
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
504 W. State St
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-6414
Fax: 765-494-2810
Email: archives [at] purdue.edu
Created by: Halstead, William C.
Volume: 0.2 Cubic feet
Acquired: 10/14/2011.
More information is available at http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/msa262_halstead.pdf (pdf)
Arrangement: Thirty of the cyanotypes have numbers in their bottom corners; 17 of them do not.  The numbered cyanotypes have been arranged in numerical order, while the unnumbered cyanotypes retain their original order.  The Photographs are organized into two folders: Numbered Cyanotypes & Unnumbered Cyanotypes.
Biographical Note for Halstead, William C. : William Chester Halstead, originally from Kirkpatrick, IN, graduated from Purdue University in 1897 with a degree in Mathematics.  He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Purdue University
Purdue University--Buildings--Pictorial works
Purdue University--Presidents
Genres/Forms of Material
Cyanotypes
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright 2012, Purdue University Libraries
Acquisition Notes: Yvonne Halstead, Brookston, IN  Donation
PreferredCitation: MSA 262, William Chester Halstead photographs , Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries